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Lamb Rogan Josh

Lamb Rogan Josh is an all time favourite dish of mine an Indian curry of Persian origin that has become much more well know as a Kashmiri dish.

You all knew that it would not be long before I got a curry on my site in 2018 and this Lamb Rogan Josh is bought to you by some good fortune after spending sometime out shopping (joy of joys) between Christmas and New Year. I love lamb and it is incredibly expensive and tough to find here in Hungary but I’m definitely worth it and given the popularity of my lamb madras recipe I know you guys like my lamb curries too! Rogan Josh likely began as a Persian dish although as a Brit with a penchant for British Indian food then my love is for a Kashmiri style lamb rogan josh. In fact there is another another curry from my wee lamb stash heading your way in the next week or so, the joys of not having the monster Christmas dinner means that I am not a prisoner of the 14 kilos of left over turkey that typified my childhood! I swear sometimes we were still eating the stuff in February πŸ˜‰

So what does 2018 have in store for me, who knows, I’m having far too much fun to plan to do other stuff! In the coming weeks we have a wedding anniversary to celebrate and a 10 year one at that… Food of course will play a huge part in that as we are planning a trip to one of the restaurants we have been keeping an eye on for a while and a night away. Then the week after we have friends coming to visit and a night away in Budapest, food will play a very different role in that as it will likely be a kebab after consuming an obscene amount of alcohol. 2018 also marks our 10th anniversary in Hungary, yup we both got married and emigrated in the same year, crazy maybe but we seem to be doing relatively ok out of it. Apart from that another 100 recipes or so for you hungry people, a garden full of veggies and more strolling around the Hungarian countryside!

Lamb Rogan Josh is an all time favourite dish of mine an Indian curry of Persian origin that has become much more well know as a Kashmiri dish.
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Lamb Rogan Josh

Lamb Rogan Josh is an all time favourite dish of mine an Indian curry of Persian origin that has become much more well know as a Kashmiri dish.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 603 kcal
Author Brian Jones

Ingredients

  • 500 g Lamb: I use boneless shoulder cut into 2.5cm cubes.
  • 100 ml Yoghurt.
  • 1 Pinch Saffron: Optional.
  • 25 g Ginger.
  • 25 g Garlic.
  • 1 Star Anise.
  • 6 Green Cardamom Pods.
  • 1 Black Cardamom Pod.
  • 4 Cloves.
  • 1 Blade Mace.
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper Corns.
  • 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil: Neutral.
  • 150 g Onion: Sliced into thin half moon shapes.
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin.
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon.
  • 2 Tsp Kashmiri Chili Powder.
  • 1 Tsp Ground Coriander.
  • 1 Tsp Ground Turmeric.
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt.
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Puree.

Instructions

  1. Take the yoghurt and mix in the saffron and then use to marinade the lamb over night.

  2. Blitz together the ginger and garlic with a little water to form a paste (you can use pre-bought garlic and ginger paste) and stir half of it through the lamb and yoghurt mix the morning before making the curry.

  3. Add the cardamom pods, black pepper corns, cloves, mace and star anise to a dry pan and toast off over a medium high heat for 3-4 minutes.

  4. When toasted grind these spices in a coffee grinder or a pestle and mortar.

  5. Reduce the heat in the pan to medium and add the cooking oil and when it is warm add in the spice mix we just ground and cook off until it begins to become fragrant.

  6. Add in the onions, ground cumin and ground cinnamon along with the remaining garlic and ginger paste then cook until golden brown, this should take 15-20 minutes.

  7. Throw in the lamb and the marinade to the pan with the Kashmiri chili powder, turmeric and ground coriander and cook for 10 minutes making sure you keep it moving as it will want to stick to the pan. This is normal and helps build flavour.

  8. After 10 minutes add in the tomato puree and 50ml of water and stir, reduce the heat to low and allow to slowly cook for 25 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Not serving this with a naan bread would be an absolute crime πŸ˜‰

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Lamb Rogan Josh is an all time favourite dish of mine an Indian curry of Persian origin that has become much more well know as a Kashmiri dish.
Lamb Rogan Josh is an all time favourite dish of mine an Indian curry of Persian origin that has become much more well know as a Kashmiri dish.
2018-01-09T05:17:43+00:00

12 Comments

  1. Natalie January 9, 2018 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Absolutely delicious!

  2. Veena Azmanov January 9, 2018 at 6:24 am - Reply

    One of my absolute favorite Indian dishes is Lamb Rogan Josh. I could eat this with a spoon though it does taste awesome with garlic naan. Love the pretty color you have on this Brian. yum!

    • Brian Jones January 11, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

      I always take my Naan plain although my wife loves garlic naan, but yes naan bread is essential ith a curry like this as far as I am concerned πŸ˜‰

  3. Cristie January 9, 2018 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Wow this looks so good. I love absolutely love Indian but I don’t make it anywhere near enough. I’m making this on the weekend for sure!

  4. Helen of Fuss Free Flavours January 9, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Congratulations on your 10 years.
    This recipe speaks volumes of flavours and deliciousness. Lamb is such a great meat to use in curry, I always think it absorbs the flavours so well and ends up deliciously tender. Such a great dish for these colder months, a lovely warming supper.

  5. Anna January 9, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

    This dish looks better than many I’ve seen served in the restaurants! Beautiful work! And happy anniversary, what a milestone to celebrate!

  6. Jeff January 13, 2018 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    I loved Josh Rogan in that movie with James Franco … is what I always think whenever I have Rogan Josh. I know, I know, I’m confusing Josh Rogan the guitarist with Seth Rogan the actor with this Indian dish. But I digress. What I really want to say is, man, your photographs of this dish are far and away the most beautiful things I’ve seen in, well, maybe forever. I mean, wow! Stunning.

    • Brian Jones January 16, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply

      Dude that is far too kind, so glad you like them! In other news I am now trying to sort out ym josh’s and Rogan’s and even rosh jogans!

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