Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mutton Rogan Josh Curry(Lamb Curry)

After tasting this dish several times i had to take up the challenge to cook it up all by myself. And to my surprise i did it. This Dish came out to be absolutely wonderful Lamb curry. I prepared it with Minimal use of spices thereby keeping intact Lamb's own flavour. One Challenge was to prepare it without the use of Pressure cooker, since i like meat on my plate to be buttery and not chewy. I cooked it slowly on the skillet and i reached to a point between chewy and buttery. Anyways i loved the gravy as well. I wish to prepare this dish Back home in India in my village and serve it to all my family members.

This recipe will serve- 4
Preparation- 5 to 10 minutes
Cooking time- 45 minutes.
Level of difficulty- Easy


  • Lamb or mutton- 500 gms
  • Onion-400gms
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 Tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red chilli powder or Paprika- 1 Tbsp
  • Green Chillies-2(optional)
  • Curd- 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander leaves for Garnishing
  • Oil for cooking
  • Salt as  per taste
  • Water- 1 liter
Following Whole spices are required

  • Cinnamon stick-1
  • Pepper con- 4
  • Cardamom brown or normal- 1 to 2
  • Cloves- 3 to 4
Roasted masala and then powdered 1tsp (optional) This can be prepared in following manner-
  • Coriander seeds- 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 Tbsp
  • Pepper cons- 4
  • Red dry chilli-1 to 2
Roast all the above and grind it into a powder.

  • Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a Pan.
  • Add the whole spices and wait until you can smell some aroma out of them.
  • Add green chillies and onion. Season onion with salt.
  • Saute until onion becomes golden brown.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste saute for 1 minute.
  • Now add the washed mutton or lamb. Carefully season mutton with salt.
  • Give it a qick mix and add around 500 to 600 ml of water . Cover the pan and in medium heat let this simmer for 25 minutes.
  • After 25 minutes add the Roasted masala powder, Yoghurt and paprika powder.
  • Add 200 - 300 ml of water. Cover and let it simmer for another 20 minutes until your lamb is cooked as you desire chewy or buttery.
After this your mutton Rogan josh is absolutely ready to be served. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it hot with Nan , rice or Chapati.

Enjoy and happy Cooking ...
By- Sushmita pandit.