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Rogan Josh – Instant Pot

August 15, 2019

One of my favorite dishes to cook in the Instant Pot is Rogan Josh. It’s an easy recipe that doesn’t require much effort and comes out tasting like you slaved over the stove.

Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri dish made with goat or lamb and is usually red in color. It is a meat stew that gets its red color from Kashmiri red chilies. Typically is it made with ground spices with variations made with yogurt and/or onions. I make mine with only spices which is why it is a quick dish to make.

I take 2-3 sticks of cinnamon, 20 green cardamom pods, 1 tbs cumin seeds, 1 tbs fennel seeds, and grind them in a spice grinder or coffee bean grinder until it is a powder.

Add oil and butter (I prefer butter to ghee but feel free to use ghee as it is more traditional) to the hot Instant Pot and add black cardamom.

Add to that 2 pounds of goat (or lamb if you prefer) to the Instant Pot and sear. Add the spice mixture and cook the spices for a couple of minutes.

Now make the spice paste with 3 tbs Kashmiri red chili, tbs ground ginger powder, 1/2 tsp asafoetida, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1.5 tsp salt, and 1 cup of hot water. Add to Instant Pot.

Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set to sealing. Turn on manual pressure for 6 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Serve with rice or roti.

Here is the detailed recipe:

Rogan Josh - Instant Pot

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 20


  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 lbs mutton
  • 5 pods black cardamom
  • 3 sticks cinnamon (approx 4-5 inches total)
  • 20 green cardamom pods
  • 1 tbs cumin seeds
  • 1 tbs fennel seeds
  • 3 tbs Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tbs ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 cup hot water



Using a spice grinder or coffee bean grinder, grind spice mixture to a powder.


Set Instant Pot to saute high.


Add oil and heat until warm. Add butter and melt.


Add black cardamom and mutton to butter/oil mixture. Sear meat.


Add spice mixture and mix. Cook for 2-3 minutes.


Add spice paste mixture to a bowl and add water. Mix it well. Add to Instant Pot.


Give everything in pot a nice stir.


Press cancel on Instant Pot. Set to Manual Pressure for 6 minutes with vent sealed. Let pressure release naturally.


Serve with rice or roti.


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