Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Rogan josh( Lamb cooked in yogurt)


During our 1 year stay in Pune, me and my hubby being foodies used to go out for dinner every friday night and treat ourselfs with a three course dinner.I really miss those beautiful friday nights.We covered so many restaurants in the city and tried all types of cuisines available there.But among all the foods that I tried from different restaurants I had a favourite kashmiri restaurant.It was from that restaurant I tased this wonderful dish first.The taste was so incredible .Eventhough I tried other yummy mutton varieties too this is my all time favourite.This goes so well with all types of Indian breads and ofcourse with rice too.

This was my first attempt to prepare this at home, I did little google search, went through so many recipes and finally made my version. I made this for dinner and luckily it came out well and I was planning to take a picture next day during daylight but nothing was left after the dinner :(

Here goes the recipe.

Ingredients

Lamb - 500 g
Onion - 2
Tomato - 2
Green chillies -2
cinnamon stick -1
bayleaf - 1
cardamom pods -1
cloves -2
cumin - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbs
Kashmiri redchilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coraiander powder - 2 tbs
Garam masala - 1 tbs
yogurt -1/4 cup
Fresh cream(optional)
Salt




Preparation

In a saucepan take some oil sputter some cumin seeds,add the whole spices (cinnamom,cloves,cardamom,bayleaf) and stir for few seconds.Add the finely chopped onions to it and saute until onions becomes soft. Add ginger garlic paste and stir again.Add all powders and stir until the raw smell goes. Add the mutton chops to it and fry it for few minutes till the meat becomes little brown.Add finely chopped tomatoes and stir for few minutes until the tomatoes get mashed.Finally add the yogurt and cook it uncovered for 5 minutes.When it is about to boil simmer it cook on a lowflame,strirrng occassionally until the meat is well cooked.It took 1 hour for me .If you wish to make it richer add some fresh cream after the meat is cooked.I added little fresh cream as my gravy was very spicy.Garnish with coriander leaves.

28 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Gravy looks really nice and love its colour too...will try this recipe with chicken surely

priya said...

wow...this looks awesome...yummy and delicious gravy, dear!

AshKuku said...

Non veg cooked in yogurt is always tasty..... even without that non veg is tasty..... but yes, yogurt gives it an extra edge....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Vineetha
This dish is awesome and very new for me . I am going to try soon.
But this is neither rogan josh nor a kashmiri dish. Someone has misinformed you. But nowadays wherever I go ( except authentic Kashmiri eat outs) they serve some very tasty lamb dish as Kashmiri Rogan Josh.
If I cook an authentic kashmiri Rogan josh I will inform. ( I rarely cook Kashmiri dishes)
I will prefer to cook your dish vis a vis a Kashmiri dish as I dont have a great fancy for it.
Have a nice day

Gulmohar said...

Awesome...adipoli mutton, Vineetha..Must be great with roti or naan..Yes, it happens for me too all the time, I never get to take the pics of my dinner dishes...:D

FoodLovers said...

gravy looks great

kothiyavunu said...

That looks wonderful,Super ...creamy and yummy..aaa bowl ingu thanneru njan theerthu tharam...:)

malarvizhi said...

gravy looks tempting

Tina said...

Looks very delicious and creamyyy...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Vineetha
Further to my comment eariler, I just had some talk with an expert chef.
He is of the opinion that the punjabi variety and UP varieties of rogan josh contain onion and garlic but the origin of the dish is from Kashmir. which doesn't contain onion and garlic.
Happy cooking .

Akal's Saappadu said...

ym yum, nice creamy and delicious!! no wonder there was nothing left after dinner, hihihi, this kinda situation (no curry left for the photos) it comes often to me too :):)

priya said...

hi dear,

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vineetha said...

Hi ushnish ji,
Thank you so much for ur feedback..I really appreciate the effort u took to know more about rogan josh from a chef.
Infact when I searched for the recipe,sanjeev kapoor's recipe which I think is an aunthentic rogan josh didnot have any onions,tomato or garlic but some other chefs used it,since I thought rogan josh would be more delicious with onions and tomatoes I preferred onion,tomato,garlic version.
Please let me know if u cook an authentic version.Thanks again for your feedback.
Have a nice day :)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Vineetha
Hey whats in a name? As long as we like the taste..ha ha
I will give you the recipe, an authentic Kashmiri Rogan josh and a Rogan josh very popular in rest of India with onion and garlic.
Can you believe I am going to cook your Rogan josh tomorrow because it is very new to me. And I can guess the taste.
In all Kashmiri recipe the ingredients are fixed.It is always cooked in Mustard oil with Hing, curd, dried ginger powder, fennel powder and garam masala thats all.

In fact I cooked yesterday Turnip and Paneer in Kashmiri style (That was for a Jain Vege friend , no onion in any dish) but forgot to click ( actually the camera battery was down :-( )and the dish was ordered by my wife so didn't have time to charge ha ha
Happy cooking and happy rogan joshing...

Dolly said...

Vineetha, Ur Lamb Cooked in Yoghurt looks v inviting and delish. Love the creamy texture and the color. I understand when you cook something this good..there's no leftovers..so Click them quick b4they are gone..Its happened to me so many times and many a times I have aboslutely no pictures..just the recipe.

vineetha said...

Hi all ..
Thank you so much for ur lovely comments..

vineetha said...

Hi ushnish ji,
Thank you so much for letting me know about the kashmiri ingredients..
If you r going to try this out I will be so happy :)It means a loot to me.Till now nobody other than you has told me that they tried a recipe from my space....

Priya said...

Tempting gravy, looks rich and thick...yummm!!

Gulmohar said...

Vineetha,There is an award waiting for you in our blog :-)

s said...

This will taste just fantastic with some hot naan...oh im all drooly now!

San!!! said...

what an alluring dish with perfect color.. Rice or roti combo ooohhhhh pretty much irreistible vineetha.

kothiyavunu said...

Hey Vinee..please collect ur award from my blog!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

This dish looks so creamy and great presentation too.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Nice Post!Kind Regards

Viraj Suryawanshi said...

Looks great ,, will surely make it once.. just a ques . how much cream to add at the end

Viraj said...

Looks great ,, will surely make it once.. just a ques . how much cream to add at the end

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