Chicken RoganJosh

I have tasted this dish about an year ago, when I was in Chennai. It was from a small restaurant, but tasted good.

Ever since, Im a huge fan!! 🙂

RoganJosh is one of the most popular Indian curries and comes from the north most state of India, Kashmir. The main spice used in the recipe is Kashmiri Mirch or red pepper from Kashmir. It is preferably made with mutton or else Chicken.

Courtesy: Currypot

Chicken RoganJosh


  • 300g Diced Chicken
  • 3tbspn Groundnut Oil
  • 1 Medium Sized Onion – Chopped
  • 150ml Chicken Stock
  • 1tsp Ginger Puree
  • 1tsp Garlic Puree
  • 1/2tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1tsp Garam Masala
  • 2tsp Chicken Curry Powder
  • 1/2tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 4 Tomatoes (quartered)
  • 50ml Natural Yoghurt
  • 150ml Onion Puree
  • 1tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1/2 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • Coriander to garnish

1. Put the Groundnut oil into a pan and add to a high heat. Once hot add the Cumin and Fennel seeds until they begin to crackle and pop.

2. Add the chopped onions to the pan and reduce the heat to medium.

3. While the onions are cooking, mix together the Garlic Puree, Ginger Puree, Chilli Powder, Curry Powder, Tumeric and a splash of water to make a paste. Once the onions have gone a golden colour, add the paste and fry for a couple of minutes while stirring well.

4. Add the chicken to the pan and stir for a minute or so until the meat has been sealed on all sides.

5. De-seed the tomato quarters and add to the pan.

6. Finally, add the Onion Puree, Tomato Puree, Chopped Tomatoes, Yoghurt and Chicken Stock to the pan and stir in well. Bring to the boil and reduce down to a low heat to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes. Have a taste of the sauce at this point and season with salt to taste if necessary.

7. Add the Garam Masala and mix in well and cook for a further 2 minutes.

8. Serve with Rice or Naan and Garnish with Coriander.



  1. Glad you liked it! Shaun (from


  2. This looks gorgeous!


  3. This warmed my heart. And made me feel a little guilty about the fact that I ate store bought curry yesterday. But I swear one day I’m going to make it myself. From one of your recipes ;)…


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