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Rogan Josh Recipe (Kashmiri Red Curry with Meat)

This Rogan Josh recipe is a beautiful red-colored, complex-flavored curry dish with Persian origins that's a staple in Kashmiri cuisine.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Kashmiri, Persian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 277kcal



  • Heat the ghee over medium to medium-high heat in a 5-quart pot. When it starts to ripple, sear the meat on all sides, about 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, garlic, and ginger and cook until the onion starts to soften, about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the cardamom, bay leaves, cloves, paprika, salt, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne, and fry until the spices are fragrant, about 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Use a wooden spoon to push the beef and onions to one side of the pot. Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt to the empty area, stirring continuously until it blends in; continue this way until all the yogurt is added.
  • Add the beef stock, bring the mixture up to a boil, and then put a lid on it, turn it down to a simmer, and let it cook until the meat is tender and the curry is thickened, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the cloves and bay leaves, and taste and season with additional salt and black pepper.
  • Garnish with cilantro and red onion. If desired, serve with Salad Shirazi and basmati rice or cauliflower rice.



  • Net Carbs: 5g per serving
  • Nutritional Information: Information for this recipe was calculated without the garnishes or side dishes.
  • Low Carb Serving Option: To keep this meal low carb, serve it with cauliflower rice instead of basmati rice.
  • Salad Shirazi: This is basically a salad made with any combination of diced cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, onion, and parsley dressed with olive oil and lemon juice or vinegar, and seasoned with salt. You can add pomegranate arils or other aromatics (like fresh mint, chives, scallion, etc.) to suite your preferences.
  • Traditional Meat Used: Traditionally, authentic Rogan Josh contains red meat, usually lamb or goat. However, although it’s not traditional, I also make it with beef, which is quite delicious.


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 548mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 549IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg