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

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


  • 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.


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