Paneer Rogan Josh

Paneer Rogan Josh | Vegetarian Rogan Josh

Firstly, Paneer Rogan Josh is a traditional Kashmiri Cuisine preparation usually made from mutton. However, I have tried this vegetarian variant here using Paneer and have kept the taste and its flavors at its peak. This Vegetarian Rogan Josh tastes extremely ambrosial and this recipe is worth trying for all the vegetarians who want to indulge in this delicious Kashmiri dish.

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Certainly, Kashmir’s uniqueness does not just emphasize its beauty, but also it”s cuisine is rich in textures and flavors.

Most importantly Rogan Josh is one of the signature dishes of the Kashmiri Cuisine that is rich in taste and exotic in flavor. Brimming with flavors of fennel, ginger, and marked by the striking red hue, it is indeed a celebration of all senses.  However, the key to this recipe is a smoky and caramelized flavor that comes from sauteing onions till they are dark brown in color. On the other hand, spices also play a very important role in this recipe to enhance the taste. In addition to all these, Ghee also adds depth to the whole dish. Do try this recipe and I am sure you will love it.

Recipe of Paneer Rogan Josh | Vegetarian Rogan Josh

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 5-6 black peppercorns
  • 2 black cardamom pods
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 piece mace
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled, left whole1 piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut in half
  • Water, as needed
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • salt as per taste
  • Boiling water, as needed
  • Handful chopped fresh cilantro

Ingredients for Paneer balls:

  • 2 cups grated paneer
  • 1 boiled potato
  • 1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • salt as per taste
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying.

Method:

For the Gravy:

  1. Firstly, Heat the ghee (clarified butter) in a large pan over medium heat. Add the black peppercorns, black and green cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon, and mace, and fry for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the spices are sizzling and fragrant.
  2. Stir in the chopped onion, and fry for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring regularly, or until golden brown.
  3. Add the garlic cloves and ginger. Stir in the ground coriander, cumin, red chili powder, fennel seeds, garam masala, yogurt, and salt, to taste.
  4. Cover the pan with a lid, and then reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. Now let it cool.
  5. Finally, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water to the sauce stir well and blend the gravy in a food processor.

For the Paneer Balls:

  1. Firstly, Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients properly and make small balls of it.
  2. Place it in the refrigerator for half an hour so that it becomes firm. Remove the paneer balls from the fridge and roll them in Maida and deep fry them.
  3. Keep it aside and add paneer balls in the gravy just before serving it.
  4. Finally, Stir in the chopped fresh cilantro just before serving.
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Recipe of Paneer Rogan Josh - Kashmiri cuisine

Hetal Kamdar
Vegetarian Rogan Josh | Paneer Rogan Josh
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Kashmiri
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 5-6 black peppercorns
  • 2 black cardamom pods
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 piece mace
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves peeled, left whole
  • 1 piece fresh ginger peeled and cut in half
  • Water as needed
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • salt as per taste
  • Boiling water as needed
  • Handful chopped fresh cilantro

Ingredients for Paneer balls-

  • 2 cups grated paneer
  • 1 boiled potato
  • 1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying.

Instructions
 

For the Gravy:

  • Firstle, heat the ghee (clarified butter) in a large pan over medium heat. Add the black peppercorns, black and green cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon, and mace, and fry for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the spices are sizzling and fragrant.
  • Now stir in the chopped onion, and fry for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring regularly, or until golden brown.
  • Add the garlic cloves and ginger. Stir in the ground coriander, cumin, red chili powder, fennel seeds, garam masala, yogurt, and salt, to taste.
  • Cover the pan with a lid, and then reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. Now let it cool.
  • Finally, Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water to the sauce stir well and blend the gravy in a food processor.

For the panner balls:

  • Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients properly and make small balls of it.
  • Place it in the refrigerator for half an hour so that it becomes firm. Remove the paneer balls from the fridge and roll them in Maida and deep fry them.
  • Keep it aside and add paneer balls in the gravy just before serving it.
  • Stir in the chopped fresh cilantro just before serving.
Keyword Paneer Rogan Josh, Rogan Josh, Vegetariant Rogan Josh, veggie curry

 

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