Ramzan Special: Shahi Rogan Josh


Shahi Rogan Josh is an authentic Kashmiri easy-to-make recipe. Made with soft minced mutton, it is rich in clarified butter (ghee) and is filled with cashew nuts.

Time: 1 hr 15 minutes


  • 300 gm mutton
  • 1 1/2 cup yoghurt (curd)
  • 12 piece cashews
  • 4 1/2 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 pinch saffron
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 7 red chilli
  • 3 medium onion
  • 5 medium green chilli
  • 8 clove garlic
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 4 medium tomato
  • 1 1/4 inch ginger
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cup water


  • Chop the green chilies, onions and tomatoes and keep them aside in seperate bowls. Mince the mutton and
  • keep it in another bowl. Also, take a small bowl of water and soak the saffron in it.
  • Grind turmeric powder, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, ginger, garlic, salt and red chillies together, making a
  • thick paste.
  • Place a deep pan on medium heat and put ghee in it. Add the chopped onions, green chilies and tomatoes and
  • fry them till the ghee starts to separate. Then add the paste and minced mutton (keema) and stir well. Simmer
  • the mutton for a few minutes.
  • Now, beat the curd thoroughly using a beater or churner until it becomes smooth in texture. Add this curd and
  • a cup of water into the pan and stir well. Cook the mutton till it becomes tender and the gravy gets thick.
  • Once cooked, add garam masala, soaked saffron and cashwenuts to the mutton gravy. Stir again.
  • Cover the pan and let the gravy and mutton cook for few minutes.
  • Shahi Rogan Josh is now ready to be served hot. Garnish with lime wedge, green chilies and coriander leaves if
  • you wish.