Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mutton Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh must be the most famous Kashmiri dish. Unfortunately every restaurant makes it differently. I looked for the perfect recipe in a lot of books, and all over the net, but I got different versions everywhere. All the recipes had onions, tomatoes and required the mutton to be marinated. Finally I got this original recipe from a Kashmiri. It was just great!! There is no need for onions or tomatoes or marination. And it is very simple to make.

Mutton: 250 gms
Asafoetida/Hing: a pinch
Kashmiri Red Chili Powder(will give a good colour): 1 tbsp
Fennel/Sauf Powder: 1tsp
Ginger Powder: 1tsp
Whole garam masala: Cloves, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Black cardamom: all a few pieces
Curd: 1/2 cup
Mustard Oil  as needed

1. Heat mustard oil in a pressure cooker.
2. Add the asafoetida and then the whole garam masala.
3. When it starts spluttering, add the mutton.
4. Fry the mutton till it looks reddish. Lower the heat.
5. Dissolve the red chili powder in a few spoons of water and add it to the mutton, and let it cook in the chilly powder for 5 mins.
6. Next add the Fennel powder and the Ginger powder. Mix well and then add curd.
7. Simmer it till the oil separates from the curd.
8. Add water and pressure cook till the mutton becomes soft.
9. Serve hot with rice or roti.