Banu's Rogan Josh Masala

Rogan Josh Masala (ideal for slow cooking)

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Introducing a very fragrant Rogan Josh Masala. Rogan means oil and Josh means stew, it is an aromatic curried meat dish of Persian or Kashmiri origin. Traditionally this dish is made with red meat (lamb or goat). It is coloured and flavoured primarily by alkanet flower or root and Kashmiri chilies. This dish is one of the signature recipes of Kashmiri cuisine.

To make a Rogan Josh curry you don’t need to fry onions, ginger garlic paste or tomatoes, rather the meat cooks in oil and a combination of aromatic spice blends. It is then slow cooked for hours for the magic to happen.

Here is my blend which is true to its origin, it has a number of spices that are unique to Kashmir including saffron, ginger powder, fennel and more. However, the hero of this blend is the Kashmiri chilli powder which is fragrant, mildly hot, and brings a deep red colour to the dish.

How to use it;
500 grams of meat, use either mutton chops or beef
1. Heat a pan with about 1/2 cup of oil
2. Sear the meat for about 5 minutes, let it get some chars
3 Transfer the content into a slow cooker or a thick bottomed pot
4 In a bowl add 1.5 - 2 tbsp of my Rogan Josh powder add 1/2 cup of hot water, salt to your taste mix and add it to the slow cooker (this is to avoid the powders from burning)
5. Additionally add 1 cup of boiling water, mix and cover
6. Slow cook for about an hour put it off when the meat falls off the bone
P.S - it is a mild, fragrant and sumptuous curry with beautiful red hue, in case you like it hot add about 1 - 1.5 tsp of chilli power with the Rogan Josh powder.
That is it, your Rogan Josh is ready!!

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