Recipe for Rogan Josh: A Classic Indian Dish

Learn how to make the traditional Indian dish of Rogan Josh at home with this easy and flavorful recipe. Perfect for a cozy dinner!

Rogan Josh is a classic Indian dish that is known for its rich and aromatic flavors. This spicy dish is made with tender pieces of meat that are simmered in a flavorful tomato-based sauce. Whether you are a fan of Indian food or simply looking for a new recipe to try, this Rogan Josh recipe is sure to be a hit.


  • 1 lb boneless lamb or beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large tomatoes, pureed
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. In a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, ginger, and garlic and cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the pureed tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add the ground coriander, cumin, turmeric, paprika, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add the meat to the pan and stir to coat with the spice mixture.
  6. Pour in the water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  7. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the meat simmer for 45 minutes, or until the meat is tender.
  8. Serve the Rogan Josh over rice and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Tips & Tricks:

  • For a milder version, reduce the amount of red chili powder.
  • For a thicker sauce, you can add a tablespoon of tomato paste to the mixture.
  • For an added boost of flavor, you can also add a cinnamon stick and a few cardamom pods to the sauce while it simmers.

Rogan Josh is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for a cozy dinner. With its rich and aromatic flavors, this dish is sure to satisfy your Indian food cravings. Whether you are a fan of spicy food or simply looking for a new recipe to try, this Rogan Josh recipe is sure to be a hit.

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