Rogan Josh  is a Kashmiri style Mutton (Lamb) Curry made with spices like fennel seeds and dry ginger.

Lamb Rogan Josh

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 715 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Rogan Josh  is a Kashmiri style Mutton (Lamb) Curry made with spices like fennel seeds and dry ginger.



  • 5 tbsp Ghee
  • 3-4 Black Cardamom Crushed
  • 4-5 Cloves Crushed
  • 8-10 Black peppercorn Crushed
  • 4-5 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 800 g Mutton
  • 2 tbsp Milk Hot
  • 1 pinch Saffron
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Maida
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 3 tsp Fennel Powder
  • 1 tsp Dry Ginger Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Soak saffron in milk .

  2. Heat ghee in a pressure pan.

  3. Add black cardamom, cloves and whole peppercorns.

  4. Fry for 10 seconds.

  5. Add whole red chilies, cumin seeds and asafoetida.

  6. Add the mutton and cook on high heat for 5-6 minutes, till it turns slightly brown.

  7. Now add ½ cup water and cook for 10-12 minutes on low flame.

  8. Whisk the yogurt with 1 tsp maida.

  9. Add Kashmiri red chilli powder, fennel powder, dry ginger powder, coriander powder, salt and milk with saffron.

  10. Mix well.

  11. Add the yogurt in the pan.

  12. Cook for a minute.

  13. Add a cup of water and cook the mutton for 1 and ½ to 2 hours till done.

  14. I pressure cooked it in the pressure pan till done.

  15. Serve hot with steamed rice or Naan.

Recipe Notes

This dish is traditionally made in ghee but you can choose to use any oil of your choice.

Adding some maida in yogurt make sure it doesn't split while cooking.

Rogan josh is traditionally made in a pan over low heat but I used a pressure cooker to fasten the process.

Nutrition Facts
Lamb Rogan Josh
Amount Per Serving
Calories 715 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Fat 57g88%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 175mg8%
Potassium 881mg25%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 515IU10%
Vitamin C 68.3mg83%
Calcium 183mg18%
Iron 5.8mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.