Ingredients – 1 lb lamb – 1 tablespoon ghee – ⅛ teaspoon asafetida hing – ½ teaspoon cumin seeds – 2 sticks cinnamon – 1 teaspoon black pepper – 2-3 black cardamom – 2-3 Kashmiri red chili (or any mild version) – ¾-1 teaspoon salt – ½-1 cup water To grind together: – 1 teaspoon fennel seeds – ⅓ cup yogurt – ½ teaspoon ground ginger – 1 teaspoon ground coriander – 1 tablespoon Kashmiri red chili powder (or any mild version)
Heat ghee in a kadhai or frying pan. Add cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, whole black pepper, black cardamom, dry red chili, and hing.
Add the lamb pieces and mix well. Saute on medium heat for 5-7 minutes till browned on all sides.
Add ½ cup water to it and mix well. Reduce the flame to low, cover, and cook for a further 10-12 minutes.
Grind the fennel seeds into a powder. To this, add yogurt and powdered spices (ground ginger, ground coriander, and chili powder). Blend until smooth.
Add the yogurt mixture and salt to the lamb, and mix well.
Add some water to adjust consistency and bring it to a boil. Simmer on low heat for about 15 mins or until the lamb is completely cooked.
Authentic lamb rogan josh is ready. Serve hot with steamed rice