Hearty Slow-Cooked Lamb Rogan Josh

Hearty Slow-Cooked Lamb Rogan Josh is a rich, aromatic, and deeply satisfying dish that originates from the Kashmir region of India. This classic curry is characterized by its tender pieces of lamb simmered in a vibrant, spicy, and flavorful sauce made with a blend of traditional Indian spices, yogurt, tomatoes, and onions. Slow-cooking allows the flavors to meld beautifully, resulting in a luxurious and fragrant curry that’s perfect for a comforting meal.

5. **Finish and Serve:**
– Before serving, stir in the garam masala and let the curry cook for an additional 10-15 minutes on low heat.
– Remove the bay leaves, whole cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, and whole cloves.
– Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.


### Serving Suggestions:
– Serve the Lamb Rogan Josh over steamed basmati rice or with warm naan or roti.
– Accompany with a side of cooling cucumber raita and a fresh green salad for a complete meal.
– For an extra touch, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of finely chopped green chilies.


### Tips and Variations:
– **Lamb Cuts:** Use bone-in lamb pieces for an even richer flavor, as the bones add depth to the curry.
– **Spice Levels:** Adjust the chili powder according to your heat preference. Kashmiri chili powder is mild and adds vibrant color without too much heat.

– **Yogurt Substitute:** For a dairy-free version, substitute yogurt with coconut milk or a non-dairy yogurt alternative.
– **Instant Pot Option:** You can also make this dish in an Instant Pot by using the sauté function for the initial steps and then pressure cooking the lamb for about 35-40 minutes on high.


### Experience:
Hearty Slow-Cooked Lamb Rogan Josh is a comforting and flavorful dish that fills your home with the tantalizing aroma of exotic spices. Each bite of tender lamb is infused with the richness of the sauce, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. Whether enjoyed on a cozy evening or served to guests, this dish is sure to impress and satisfy,

making it a beloved addition to your culinary repertoire.

Hearty Slow-Cooked Lamb Rogan Josh
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 kg lamb shoulder, cut into cubes
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 200ml lamb stock
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 150ml natural yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh coriander, chopped, for garnish
Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until golden brown.
Add the garlic and ginger, cooking for another 2 minutes until fragrant.
Stir in the ground spices: coriander, cumin, turmeric, paprika, chili powder, cinnamon, and cardamom. Cook for 1 minute.
Add the lamb cubes to the pan, turning to coat in the spices and cook until browned all over.
Transfer the lamb and spices to the slow cooker.
Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, lamb stock, and sugar to the slow cooker. Stir well to combine.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the lamb is tender.
Stir in the natural yogurt and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with fresh coriander before serving.
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 8 hours | Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

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