Mutton Rogan josh is a staple of Kashmiri cuisine and is one of the main dishes of the Kashmiri multi-course meal- the “Wazwan”. The dish consists of braised lamb chunks cooked with a gravy based on browned onions or shallots, yogurt, garlic, ginger, aromatic spices and is said to be a sinfully delicious pleasure.
In this exclusive feature we list down for you 7 Places that serve the best Mutton Rogan Josh in Delhi with some honourable mentions.
Address: 11-12, Market, Pandara Road, New Delhi
Phone: 97623 13578
Cost: INR 1500 for two
We did extensive research, called up top foodies across the capital and then went at Have More in Pandara Road to check out for ourselves and we must say the place does serve the best Mutton Rogan Josh in the capital. The secret of this tasty dish is believed to be their garam masala (a blend of home grown spices) and slow cooked recipe. The mutton pieces is cooked till perfection and juicy in every bite. Life seems better with Mutton Rogan Josh at Have More and we believe that says it all.
Address: J2/5, 1st & 2nd Floor, B.K. Dutt Market,, Najafgarh Rd, Block J, Rajouri Garden Extension, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
Phone: 011 3014 6033
Cost: INR 3000 for two
A relatively newer place for foodies, there is something very interesting about the California Boulevard that draws people towards it. It is not the amazing décor or the courteous staff that does the trick here- It is their Mutton Rogan Josh. The dish is the heaven on a plate with a fiery red onion gravy with succulent pieces of freshly roasted lamb. Though extravagantly priced, the dish is completely worth it.
Address: Hotel Palace Heights, D-26/28, Radial Road No.6, Behind Odeon Big Cinema, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 075500 76005
Cost: INR 1500 for two
Our search for the best Mutton Rogan Josh also took us to Zaffran in Delhi which is nestled in Hotel Palace Heights in Connaught Place and we must say we were very happy with what we ate here. A complete Mughlai and North Indian centric restaurant, Zaffran has multiple mind-blowing items on its menu but truly its Mutton Rogan Josh stood out over everything else. The gravy is just the dose of hotness you need to keep you warm in Delhi winters. You have to try the dish to know what we are trying to explain with words.
Al Jawahar Restaurant
Address: No.8, Jama Masjid Matia Mahal Road, Matia Mahal, Opp Gate No.1, New Delhi
Phone: 011 30806603
Cost: INR 700 for two
One of the oldest and the most popular restaurants in the capital, Al Jawahar has been known for its fabulous mutton dishes since times immemorial. We tried their Mutton Rogan Josh with their iconic and Khameeri Naan and were absolutely blown away. This place is a perfect example of why Chandni Chowk is still the king when it comes to Mughlai cuisine.
Address: 87-88, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Phone: 011 4353 5353
Cost: INR 1500 for two
The name speaks for itself and is a tradition that continues to live on and prosper over the years. We prefer their India Islamic Center outlet than others in the capital because it is believed that the best chefs from the chain work here. The center is mostly open for members and serves the most enthralling Mutton Rogan Josh that is cooked till perfection and the pieces are juicy and succulent to the point that they just melt in your mouth.
Address: C-5, Guru Gobind Singh Marg, Block C, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi
Phone: 011 4601 7171
Cost: INR 1200 for two
Nazeer is a popular non-veg serving restaurant in the city that operates with multiple outlets. However, after much research we found that their Malviya Nagar outlet is the best one in the capital. The food at Nazeer is straight out of a humble Muslim kitchen with perfection in every bite. Though the oil in the dishes may perturb some people but the taste of their stunning Mutton Rogan Josh more than makes up for it.
Ashok & Ashok Meat Dhabha
Address: C-8, Shop No.3, CSC, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Phone: 098118 34949
Cost: INR 900 for two
A lesser known treasure in the capital, Ashok & Ashok Meat Dhabha is small little graphic place in Vasanth Kunj where the food speaks for itself. We tried their staple Mutton Rogan Josh and thoroughly enjoyed the perfect blend of spices and beautifully marinated lamb chunks cooked till perfection. You have to try the food to believe us.
Address: 110003, Pandara Flats, India Gate, New Delhi
Address: 2293, Bazar Gulian Rd, Gali Guliyan, Dharampura, New Delhi