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Chicken Rogan Josh

Jack Slobodian
Try this Kashmir spiced chicken rogan josh . Its rich, tender and surpisingly easy to make. Its much tastier and healthier then your local takeaway.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People
Calories 224 kcal


  • Large Pot
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Fine Sieve


  • 2 Large Knobs Ghee or 2 tbsp of oil
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger minced
  • 3 Chicken Breast cut into chunks
  • 300 g Yoghurt
  • 125 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder or paprika
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder or cayenne pepper
  • Fresh Coriander for garnish
  • Sea salt

Spices (tied in a spice bag)

  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 5 Cloves
  • 6 Black or Green Cardamom
  • 2 Bay leafs


  • In a medium mixing bowl add yoghurt. Next, sift the Kashmiri & chilli powder into the mixing bowl and whisk into it has incorporated, and place to the side for later.
  • Heat the ghee in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions & sauté until brown, this should take around 5 minutes. Add garlic & ginger then continue to sauté for 30 seconds. Turn up the heat to medium-high, add the chicken & season with salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the chicken has been seared. Now add the water & deglaze the pan (scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the pan). 
  • Add the yoghurt, mix then add the spices. Bring the mixture to a light simmer (too much heat will curdle the youghurt) then add a lid and turn down the heat too low. Simmer for 30 minutes (stirring every so often). Take off the lid and reduce to your desired consistency. Take out the spices and check for seasoning, adding salt if needed.
  • Serve fresh from the pot with a sprinkle of coriander & a side of rice & naan bread.


Calories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 23gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 155mgPotassium: 530mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 254IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chicken Rogan Josh
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