This post was in draft for around 1.5 months and I somehow forgot to Post this Kashmiri Wander! I made this delicious Kashmiri Delicacy Mutton Rogan Josh just before leaving Gurgaon (for Kolkata) for a homely gate together. Rogan Josh is one of the most known Mutton preparations in India and this dish is prepared in many ways. Some people follow the authentic process of not using Onion and Garlic while some opted for using these two ingredients while making Mutton Rogan Josh. However, authentically Rogan josh is prepared with Curd, Fennel Seed and Asafoetida as main ingredient apart from Mutton/ Lamb. Mutton Rogan Josh is one of the Restaurant favorite in Indian especially those serve Non-veg and to be specific Mutton but I found use of Onion and garlic in abundant in restaurants which ultimately leads to a normal red coloured Mutton curry which is not typical Mutton Rogan Josh!
Coming to the history of this famous mutton curry, Mutton Rogan Josh has its origin in Persia and actually popularized through Kashmir region and especially by the Kashmiri Pandits or Brahmins who never use Onion Garlic in their cooking but had Non-veg and hence No Onion and Garlic to be added in Rogan Josh while making it following the original process. Rogan means Fat and Josh stands for hot and this dish is signified by the Red hot colour which was originally came from using Kashmiri Red Chili Paste and a rare herb called Ratanjoth. I am not available with Ratanjoth and used only Kashmiri Red Chili in my Mutton Rogan Josh but I prefer to keep the typical process of using Fennel Seed Powder and Asafoetida which gives an unique flavour to the dish and for me this mutton dish is a must try given to its amazing flavour and aroma.