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 their peak. This Vegetarian / Paner Rogan Josh tastes extremely ambrosial and this recipe is worth trying for all the vegetarians who want to indulge in this delicious Kashmiri dish. Certainly, Kashmir’s uniqueness does not just emphasize its beauty, but also it”s cuisine is rich in textures and flavors.

Paneer Rogan Josh Recipe | Paneer cooked in red hot Kashmiri rogan Gravy and garnished with coriander leaves

For more delicious Paneer Recipes, check the recipes below:

Palak Paneer Bhurjee
Paneer Tikka Masala
Aloo Paneer
Kadai Paneer
Methi Malai Paneer
Paneer Butter Masala

paneer-rogan-josh-kashmiri-cuisine | Vegetarian rogan josh recipe | Kashmiri Rogan Josh Recipe

What is Paneer Rogan Josh

Paneer Rogan Josh is basically a vegetarian version for the famous dish Rogan Josh that is a specialty of Kashmiri Cusine.  It is mainly prepared with mutton, but here we have replaced it with Paneer and the rest recipe of gravy and spices we have kept is the same.

What is Rogan Josh

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 vegetarian version of the recipe with Paneer and I am sure you will relish the taste and flavors.

Storage Suggestions:

Preparing Paneer Rogan Josh is an elaborate recipe, so it is a good idea to roast the spices for masala in double quantity. This way you can use half of the masala and store the second half. Store the spices in the freezer in an air-tight container, label the name, and date on it. You can consume this masala in 2-3 months. It will stay good if stored properly.

The second way is to roast the spices and make onion ginger garlic gravy along and store it in a freezer. It should be stored in an air-tight container or a steel box. Label the name of the gravy and date and try to consume this within a month’s time.

Do not store paneer with the gravy, if you want you can store paneer separately and cook them together.

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.
Paneer Rogan Josh Recipe | Kashmiri Rogan Josh Recipe | Vegetarian Rogan Josh Recipe

Recipe of Paneer Rogan Josh - Kashmiri cuisine

Hetal Kamdar
This Vegetarian / Paner Rogan Josh tastes extremely ambrosial and this recipe is worth trying for all the vegetarians who want to indulge in this delicious Kashmiri dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Kashmiri
Servings 4
Calories 526 kcal

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 ½ 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
  • ½ 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 250gCalories: 526kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 21gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 109mgPotassium: 523mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1289IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 682mgIron: 4mg
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Serving Suggestions:

Garnish Paneer Rogan Josh with finely chopped coriander leaves and add a teaspoon of ghee or clarified butter and serve it hot. This spicy and flavourful dish will taste very good with BhaturaSpinach, or Palak Pooris and Naan. To balance the spiciness serve soothing raita along with it. Try serving this Boondi Raita, Burhani Raita, Farali Peanut Curd Raita with papad and salad.

I’m sure, you will try out this recipe of Vegetarian Rogan Josh / Paneer Rogan Josh from the Kashmiri Cuisine. Kindly leave a comment below on how it turns out.

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