Lamb Rogan Josh

I decided the best way to cope with three dishes well four if you include rice was to make the rogan josh so that it could sit and simmer for thirty minutes or so. So heres how I made the rogan josh.

You will need:

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 shallots, peeled, finely sliced
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cardamon pods, husks removed
  • 2 cloves
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • pinch garam masala
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • pinch ground mace
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • pinch hot chilli powder
  • pinch mango powder – you can replace this with tamarind paste as I found it is hard to find in local chain supermarkets. You can find mango powder however sold as amehoor in Asian grocers.
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 15g/½oz fresh root ginger, chopped
  • 1 lamb chump chop, bone removed, cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
  • 2 tomatoes, skins removed, chopped.  – To remove skins easily blanche the tomatoes for all of a minute and then place into cold water. This will release the skin easily
  • 150ml/5½fl oz water

Preparation Method:

  1. Heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a frying pan, add the sliced shallots and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until softened but not coloured.
  2. Place the dried spices into a pestle and mortar and grind, ensuring to crush the whole spices. Add the crushed spices to the shallots and fry for 1-2 minutes, or until the spices smell aromatic.
  3. Place the garlic, ginger and remaining vegetable oil into a mini blender and blend to make a smooth paste. Coat the lamb with the garlic and ginger paste and allow to marinade for five minutes. Add the lamb to the shallots and spices, stir well and cook for five minutes.
  4. Place the tomatoes into a mini blender and blend to a smooth paste. Add the tomato paste and water to the lamb, stir well, cover with a lid and cook over a gentle heat until the lamb is tender.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gary Lum
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 19:33:48

    Looks fantastic. Yummo


  2. Austenite78
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 20:07:32

    From one foodie to another foodie: these recipes sound simply D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S 😀 I am following your blog now. I am always happy to learn new recipes and dishes 😀


    • passionsideasanddreams
      Jan 28, 2012 @ 20:16:08

      I’m glad you are enjoying reading, I’m loving writing about it all and most of all tasting it hehe. Thank you for noticing me :0)


  3. Buzz71
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 20:35:01

    Wow looks like an awesome dish! I had never heard of mango powder, that’s a new one on me!


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