Recipe Of The Month: Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a lamb/mutton curry with a heady combination of intense spices in a creamy tomato curry sauce. The meat is cooked tender and packs a serious flavour punch!

While this recipe calls for a lengthy list of spices, much of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen.

Rogan Josh is a lamb/mutton


  1. kg lamb or mutton, cut into medium-sized pieces
  2. 2 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee
  3. 2 onions, finely chopped
  4. 1 tbsp ginger paste
  5. 1 tbsp garlic paste
  6. 1 tsp cumin powder
  7. 1 tsp coriander powder
  8. 1 tsp fennel powder
  9. 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder (or paprika)
  10. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  11. 1 cup yogurt
  12. Salt, to taste
  13. 2 cups water
  14. 2-3 green cardamom pods
  15. 1 black cardamom pod and 1 cinnamon stick
  16. 2-3 cloves
  17. 1 bay leaf
  18. 1 tsp garam masala powder
  19. Fresh coriander leaves, for garnish


Heat oil or ghee in a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat

  • Add the onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  • Add ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • Add cumin powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, and turmeric powder. Sauté for a minute.
  • Add the lamb/mutton pieces and sauté for 5-7 minutes until they turn brown on all sides.
  • Add the yogurt and salt. Mix well.
  • Add water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for 1-1.5 hours until the lamb/mutton is cooked through and tender.
  • In a small pan, dry roast the green cardamom pods, black cardamom pod, cloves, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf until fragrant. Grind to a fine powder.
  • Add the ground spices to the pot and mix well. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle garam masala powder over the top and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Serve hot with steamed rice or naan bread. Enjoy your delicious Rogan Josh!