Mutton Rogan Josh

Kashmiri rogan josh prepared with kashmiri red chili and ratan jog

Recipe by Lipika Bhowmick of Kolkata, IN

Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

    • 500 gms mutton
    • 4 tbsp oil
    • 2 medium sized onions chopped
    • 1 tbsp ginger paste
    • 2 tbsp garlic paste
    • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilly powder
    • 1 tsp garam masala powder
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 cup curd
    • 1 tsp ginger powder(Dry sonth)
    • 1 tsp jeera powder
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper corns (optional)
    • 6 - 8 cloves
    • 4 green cardamom
    • 1/2 inch stick of cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp saunf pwd
    • 1 tbsp tomatoo puree
    • 1 cup Mutton stock
    • 3 - 4 green chillies
    • Ratan jog (as required)
    • Salt
    • Chopped coriender to garnish



    1. Heat oil in a pan. Add Ratan jog sticks.
    2. Heat it for 2 - 3 mins. It will give a rich red color to the oil. Use vegetable oil or mustard oil. Avoid using saturated oil.
    3. Drain the oil. Use as much required and store it for future use. Don't refrigerate.

    For Rogan Josh:

    1. Heat oil in a lagaan or a heavy bottom pan. And add onion to it and fry till little brown.
    2. Then add sugar, whole garam masala. Saute' for 1 min min and then add mutton pieces to it. Cook for 2 - 4 mins.
    3. Add ginger-garlic paste, jeera powder, kashmiri chilli pwd, haldi, saunf pwd and cook for few more mins, until masal is almost cooked.
    4. Add tomato puree and cook for few more mins.
    5. Then  add mutton stock, curd and salt.
    6. When almost done add the ratan jog oil prepared, garam masala and green chilies and cook until done.
    7. Remove and serve hot with roti or rice garnished with coriander leaves.


    Lipika Bhowmick

    Ratan Jot is an herb grown in Kashmir. The root is ground to a powder and used as a natural rich red food color in India Ratan Jot is the original spice that is included in food for red color like in Rogan Josh, and Tandoori Chicken. You can get it from any shop where u get the masalas.

    jean chaurasia

    Please explain what are 'ratan jog' sticks and where to get it? I always thought Rogan josh was made without onions!