Rogan Josh Kashmir


I’m so glad to finally post my first Curry; a Rogan Josh Kashmir. Rogan Josh Kashmir is a slow cooked curry from Kashmir. The addition of the Kashmiri red chili brings this beautiful, vibrant red color. The spices and the flavors are so intense and the lamb is extremely soft and moist.

This recipe is adapted from the famous Camellia Panjabi, from the book ’50 great curries of India’! A fantastic book filled with a lot of pieces of information and recipes!

Rogan means meat fat and Josh means heat.

Now, It’s time to join  Fiesta Friday # 110  with Angie and also thanks to Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook and Apsara @ Eating Well Diary for co-hosting this week!

Serves: 6


  • 1kg lamb meat (cut into medium pieces)
  • 9 cloves of garlic
  • 1 liter & 1/2 of water
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoons of Kashmiri chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Spanish Paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 100g of full-fat yogurt
  • 2 medium brown onions (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 4 green cardamom
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt


  1. In a deep pot add the lamb (cut into medium pieces) with 4 cloves of garlic and cover with 1 liter 1/2 of water.
  2. Cook on a medium heat for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Remove the lamb and set aside on a plate.
  5. Filter the water and keep it on the side (for later).
  6. In a bowl add 2 teaspoons of Kashmiri chili powder, 2 teaspoons of Spanish Paprika and 2 tablespoons of water and whisk.
  7. Pour the full-fat yogurt and continue to whisk until it becomes a paste, set aside.
  8. In a large pan add the chopped onions and the oil.
  9. Cook for 10 minutes.
  10. Add the 5 garlic cloves, the cardamom, the bay leaves, the ginger powder, the turmeric powder, a pinch of nutmeg and the salt.
  11. Cook for 5 minutes.
  12. Add the paste and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  13. Add the meat and mix all the ingredients together.
  14. Pour the reserved water and cook for 1h30 on low heat.
  15. Remove from the heat, the sauce should be reduced and meat soft and tender.

I served this tasty curry with a Basmati rice on the side.

Bon Appétit!

PS: You can also serve this dish with a simple rice or naân!

74 Comments Add yours

  1. Jess says:

    Oh my goodness does this look tasty! I could go for a huge bowl of this right now with some brown rice (just my personal preference lol) Amazing job!

    1. Thank you so much, Jess. Next time I will try with brown rice! 😉

  2. trucvert says:

    Such a beautiful curry! Love your photographs too 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  3. Jhuls says:

    Hmm, after seeing this, I might be a convert and eat lamb. 😀 This looks so mouth-watering, Linda and lots of amazing flavors. Your kitchen must have smelled amazing! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend! Happy FF! x

    1. Thanks a lot for your super sweet comment Jhuls. My kitchen smelled like heaven the whole day 😀 Thank you for co-hosting this week FF and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  4. skd says:

    Just look at that colour. Simply Kashmiri!!

    1. Ana, thank you so much for your nice comment! 🙂 Have a nice weekend! 🙂

      1. skd says:

        Have a nice weekend too Linda. I hope the weather is good now. Take care and have fun☺👍

    1. Thanks a lot, Ronit! 🙂

  5. Linda says:

    Looks so good! And that’s a first try? Wow, you did great! 😀😀

    1. Thank you very much Linda! 🙂 It was indeed 😀

  6. Splendid! This looks as good as it does my mom’s kitchen in Kashmir. I have now stopped eating meat but I know how delicious this must taste…thanks for sharing a recipe that takes me back home to Kashmir 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Zeba, it means a lot to me. I’m so glad you liked it. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! 🙂

  7. Woohoo Linda! Give yourself a pat on the back…you have done it perfectly well!! 😊😘😘❤️

    1. Thanks a bunch Sonal ❤️ Seriously, It was so good! 😀

  8. Beautiful! Looks like I can put away our take out menus and try this at home myself! 😋

    1. Thanks a lot. Let me know how it turns out if you have time!😋 Enjoy the rest of the weekend! 🙂

  9. This dish looks amazing! I just love all of those beautiful spices and can only imagine how warm and savory it tasted!

    1. Thank you so much Julie. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  10. Loretta says:

    Great job for your first try Linda! Well done. My favorite is Rogan Josh too, just love how the lamb takes on all those spices. Also love, love your rice bowl, it looks so Indian 🙂

    1. Thank you very much Loretta. Finally I make it 😉 The whole family loved it and you’re right the bowl is from India! Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  11. Linda, your Rogan josh looks so delicious ! Love the fiery red color of the curry 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Freda. It was indeed! 🙂

  12. Oh Linda – rogan josh has always been my top Indian curry – just love how the lamb and spices melt in the mouth!

    1. Thanks a lot Laura. I love cooking lamb and trust me this rogan josh was really nice (especially slow cooked). I will make it again! 🙂

      1. I agree – and of course the slow cooking cuts are always the best too Linda…..

  13. Eha says:

    A lovely rendering of one of the beloved Northern Indian curries we all prepare time and again and again. And order regularly in restaurants unless more evocative recipes come to our attention. And love to bits! But having used Panjabi’s fantastic ’50 curries’ since 1996 I believe amongst others, may I suggest that your version has at least eleven differences I can see in a 10-second read’thru . . . . am certain yours tastes great but I would not call it a ‘Panjabi’ rogan josh 🙂 !

    1. Thank’s Eha, yes definitely a favorite when eating out! 😀 For this recipe, I’ve used the book as more of an inspiration, and by no means re-created the original recipe (as you’ve noted, their are many differences). I felt it was necessary crediting the book as I think others might enjoy the reference, as I find it such a great book! Have a nice weekend 🙂

  14. Margherita says:

    I already told you… sooner or later because of recipes I will start eating lamp! Amazing as usual!

    1. Tu es trop gentille Margherita. Have a nice week! 🙂

  15. apsara says:

    That is a truly rich dish with vibrant color and flavors. I can so easily envision a vegetarian version being equally delicious. Thank you for bringing these to the fiesta!

    1. Oh thanks a lot Apsara. I really enjoyed cooking this curry. Thank you for co-hosting this week FF and have a great week! 🙂

  16. Omg!! This looks amazing. I love the color on that curry ☺

    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate! 🙂

  17. Brilliant colour and this Rogan Josh looks fantastic!!! I love Cooking curries from Camilia Punjabi’s cookbook as well…Im sure the family relished this curry:))

    1. Thanks a bunch Shy, coming from you it’s a compliment. The book is amazing, (a good friend of mine gave me this book). Are you planing to come to Dubai! 🙂

  18. Your curry looks fabulous, so much great colour!!! I hope you thoroughly enjoyed it 😀😀😀 have a great day, lovely Linda xxx

    1. Thank you so much Elaine. I mopped up the pot 😀 Have a lovely week xxx

      1. Ooh, that’s the best bit!!!! And you xx

  19. Nancy says:

    LOVE lamb and it sounds fabulous in this curry, Linda. Delicious spices and I imagine the aroma is appetite inducing!

    1. The lamb was so soft and tasty, Nancy. I definitely do it again, this is delicious! 😉 Have a nice week!

  20. andy says:

    I love you more for this post ❤
    Anything Indian, makes me sentimental.
    The Rogan Josh looks perfect 🙂

    1. Andy, thank you so so much, your kind comment just made my day 😘 . I’m so glad you liked it. I will definitely make it again! 🙂

  21. Gloria says:

    Linda, delicious curry. Kudos to you!

    1. Thank you very much, Gloria! 🙂

  22. Hilda says:

    Beautiful recipe. And you have answered a question I have often asked: can I use Spanish paprika in a curry recipe? I am so happy to see I can.

    1. Thanks a lot Hilda. In the original recipe, she doesn’t specify what kind of paprika, I used the Spanish one and the taste was really nice. She also used 1 blade of mace, I used a pinch of nutmeg. Have a nice week! 🙂

  23. Indu says:

    Looks heavenly! Just like lovely Kashmir!

    1. Thank you so much, Indu! 🙂

  24. Love all the flavours using in there …looks flavorsome. …

    1. Thank you so much Chitra. It was yummy! 🙂

  25. I can’t believe its your first curry. Even the rice looks perfect.

    1. Yes, Maria this is the first time and I think I will do it very often. Thanks for liking and commenting on my post! 🙂

  26. I love the name of this curry, it’s exotic and beautiful and sounds so delicious.

    1. Thanks a lot Suzanne! 🙂

  27. Francesca says:

    Oh my goodness! This looks so wonderful and flavorful. Amazing dish, Linda!

    1. Thank you so much Francesca! 🙂

  28. Suchitra says:

    Looks delicious!

    1. Thanks a lot Suchitra! 🙂

  29. Sara I Saqib says:

    Yumm! This looks divine! I make curries all the time but I don’t think mines ever looked this amazing 😄😄 good one! x

    1. Thanks Sara, you’re too kind. Have a lovely day with your little one! 🙂 xx

  30. Absolute perfection! Great recipe and great execution. I have to check out the cookbook, ’50 great curries of India’. I love lamb and this is very satisfying decadence for me.

    1. Thanks a lot Fae. The lamb texture was delicious. For me is the best meat to make curry. The book is full of interesting info, a little treasure! 🙂

  31. I love the lamb dishes you post Linda. I too have only made one curry – need to try more. The book you suggested sounds like a good start 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Judi. Truly the lamb was really nice and so tender. The book is extremely interesting with amazing recipes. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

      1. I ordered the book you suggested and one other book by the same author “Great Curries of India”. I can never have too many cookbooks 🙂

      2. Wow, I’m sure you will love this book Judi. Enjoy! 🙂

  32. milkandbun says:

    That lamb curry looks so mouthwatering, Linda! and I love lamb curry even more than chicken curry! With all those amazing spices it can’t be not good 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Mila. It was indeed! 🙂

  33. The lamb curry has such a beautiful color! Loving it. Drooling right now 😀

    1. Thank you very much for your comment! It was indeed 😀

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