Rogan Josh Curry
Chilli Rating Medium.
A plush, strong and silky curry, packed with tomatoes and spices, including cloves, black cardamom, and cinnamon.
A popular curry of medium heat, once cooked, garnish with coriander to give it a fresh flavour.
Net content 40g
Serves 6 to 8
Try it with: Lamb, Beef, Squash or Aubergine.
Rogan Josh is a popular curry dish that originated in the Kashmir region of India. The name “Rogan Josh” is derived from two Persian words: “rogan,” which means “oil” or “fat,” and “josh,” which means “intense heat” or “passion.” This name reflects the cooking technique and flavors used in the dish.
The origins of Rogan Josh can be traced back to Persian and Mughal influences on Kashmiri cuisine. The Mughal Empire, which ruled a large part of the Indian subcontinent from the 16th to the 18th centuries, had a significant impact on the culinary traditions of the regions they governed.
The dish traditionally consists of slow-cooked lamb or goat meat, which is simmered in a rich and aromatic sauce made with a blend of spices, yogurt, and ghee (clarified butter). The key spices used in Rogan Josh include Kashmiri red chili powder, fennel seeds, ginger, garlic, and a variety of other aromatic spices such as cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom. The use of Kashmiri red chili powder gives the dish its distinctive red color.
The slow cooking process allows the flavors of the spices to infuse into the meat, creating a deliciously tender and flavorful dish. The combination of spices, along with the use of yogurt and ghee, gives Rogan Josh its unique taste and texture.
Over time, Rogan Josh has become popular beyond the Kashmir region and is now enjoyed in various parts of India and around the world. It has been adapted to different regional preferences, and variations of the dish can be found in different cuisines.
Today, Rogan Josh is a well-known and beloved curry dish, showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Kashmir and the influences of Persian and Mughal cuisines on Indian cooking.