Rogan Josh, as we know in Britain, is essentially cooked with tomato puree and selected aromatic roasted and ground spices like coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon powder. Rogan Josh in the subcontinent is usually prepared using Mutton (or lamb) but in Kashmiri cuisine, where this recipe originated, also cooked with chicken.
This recipe is from authentic Kashmiri families, who kindly taught us how to use the genuine spices and cook the traditional way for the original flavours and aromas. If you prefer the restaurant style result, add tomato puree and fresh coriander leaves chopped, but that is entirely optional and if you really like the taste of fresh coriander in curries.
Chicken Rogan Josh Recipe
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500 gr chicken (free range for tasty results)
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon aniseed powder
¼ teaspoon crushed black cardamom seeds
¼ teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 dried Indian bayleaf (tej patta)
½ inch fresh ginger piece crushed
1 cup yogurt
2 tablespoon sunflower oil
1 cup water
Salt to taste
Clean and dice chicken into 2 inch pieces, add yogurt, ginger paste, crushed black cardamom, turmeric powder and salt. Mix nicely and marinate in a fridge for a couple of hours.
Pour oil into a cooking pan and heat.
Add asafoetida, bayleaf, cinnamon powder and clove. Fry for a few seconds to release the aromas.
Now place the marinated chicken mixture.
Cook on a medium heat until chicken is opaque and yogurt dries up.
Make sure no burning at the bottom by frequently but gently.
Sprinkle red chilli powder, coriander powder, aniseed powder then mix well.
Add water and cook until the gravy thickens.
Simmer and stir so that the bright spices and chilli powder soaked oil surfaces.
Serve hot with rice or Naan.
Choosing a thick bottom pan ensures no quick burning of ingredients.
No aniseed powder? Use 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds roasted and crushed.
Want it restaurant style? Add tomato puree while marinating.
Don’t forget to add comments which one you prefer?