Kashmiri Rogan Josh

Kashmiri Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a signature dish from the mountain region of Kashmir. The preparation of this stew is as easy as it can get. The complex spice blend creates a rich flavor and intense color. We recommend using a good amount of chili; Kashmiri chilies are the best choice. They are less hot than cayenne pepper and color the dish pleasantly red
Hands-on Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Kashmiri
Servings 3



  • 1.25 lb lamb[1][2] stew or chicken thighs cut into 1-inch pieces

Fresh Produce - Optional

  • 1 medium tomato chopped (optional)
  • 1-2 fresh chilies sliced (optional)


  • 1/2 cup yogurt[3] plain

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 0.5-1.5 cups broth beef, chicken, or vegetable
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Rogan Josh Culinary Spice Kit

  • fennel, cardamom, asafoetida, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, coriander, black pepper, cloves, mace

Suggested Sides

  • steamed or cooked basmati rice
  • bread naan, roti, or baguette
  • steamed or cooked broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, or zucchini
  • coleslaw, pickled vegetables, or a fresh salad



  • In a CONTAINER, add Rogan Josh spices.
  • Add 2 tbsp of oil or a bit more and stir until it’s a smooth paste.
  • Add meat and mix well.
  • Cover and let it marinate for 24 hours in the fridge.


  • In a large POT, heat 2 tbsp oil over high heat.
  • Add meat and fry until it’s browned on all sides. Stir frequently.
  • Optionally, add tomato and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add salt to taste, chili (optional), and 1/2 cup of broth.
  • Cover and let it cook over low heat until the meat is tender and falls apart.
  • Stir occasionally and add a bit of broth if necessary.
  • In a CUP, mix yogurt with 2 tbsp of the hot liquid from the POT.
  • Stir this mixture back into the POT. Optionally, add the remaining broth.
  • Let it cook for another 5 minutes.


  • Serve with your preferred sides.
  • Enjoy!


[1] Substitute lamb with beef, mutton, or goat stew.
[2] Substitute meat with diced eggplant and (sweet) potatoes.
Skip the marinade step. Add the Rogan Josh spices with the salt.
[3] Substitute yogurt with heavy cream or coconut milk.