Saturday, 9 November 2013

Roghan Josh

Rogan josh was brought to Kashmir by the Mughals, whose cuisine was in turn influenced by Persian cuisine , and is one of the main dishes of the ' wazwan ' . Rogan means clarified butter or fat in Persian while Josh is heat or passion ! Another interpretation of the name rogan josh is derived from the word rogan meaning "red color" (the same Indo-European root that is the source of the French "rouge" and the Spanish "rojo") and josh meaning passion or heat- net sources . Whatever the origins of the name - this is one delicious and spicy dish .

I adapted the recipe from " Cooking Delights of The Maharajas." By Digvijaya Singh

500 Grams Mutton.
150 Grams Ghee.
2 Teaspoons Ginger - grated.
150 Grams Curd.
Hing - The size of a pepper corn ,dissolved in a little water.
Saffron - a pinch dissolved in a bit of water.
5-7 Dried Red Chilies ( Optional )
1 Teaspoon Kashmiri Mirch Powder - For color
Make Powder:
2 Large Black Cardamons.
10 Green Cardamons.
8" Cinnamon .
20 Black Pepper Corns
5 Dried Red Chilies - remove seeds if you wish to make it less spicy.
1 Tablespoon Whole Coriander Seeds.
Heat ghee add meat and hing water , stir on high heat to seal meat , cook covered on medium heat for 10 minutes till water dries out .
Add dried red chilies if using , whipped curd along with ginger - bhuno well and cook covered.
When meat is 90% done add all other spice , mix well .. and on a low heat cook covered for 30 minutes allowing the masalas and meat to cook under dum till the meat almost falls off the bone and only the ghee remains !
Here hing , ghee and lots of tender and slow cooking under ' dum ' play an important role - hope you enjoy this beauty of a dish just as much as I did .

Sikandalous Cuisine

1 comment:

  1. Informative and an all time hit dish with a different procedure.Great.