Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lamb Rogan Josh


I guess when you don't know what else to do with lamb or mutton, you start searching (Lamb Kofta Curry & Mutton Varuval). Search for what? Search for recipes. Where do we start searching? Go ahead. Aplenty recipes will pop up when you Google and these days, trust me, there's so many people who share recipes online. Did I copy the recipes? Nope. I read through and I coined this recipe of mine. Yes. Otherwise, why is my recipe different and for Lamb Rogan Josh which is actually lamb curry, what can really be different? We definitely need the usual ingredients? Oh, before I brush it aside, Rogan Gosh by the way is a Persian or Kashmiri style of curry. Persians and people from Kashmir origin I bet love their yogurt? So do I (Cucumber Yogurt Salad & Mor Rasam). In fact I love this yogurt ingredient concept. Always, most of the time, a tub of yogurt sitting in my fridge. What else should I say? Temptation to the highest degree. Lamb Rogan Josh is like a massive salivating temptation. 


Ingredients
400g lamb - cubed or cut into bite sizes
2 tbsp butter or margarine
2 medium size potatoes - cut into medium size cubes (optional)
2 tbsp yogurt 
Spices - 2 bay leaves, 2 sticks cinnamon, 3 cloves and 1 star anise
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste

Curry Paste
2 tbsp plain chilli powder (or as per taste)
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp fennel powder
1 tsp crushed black pepper
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp blended/pounded onion
1 1/2 tsp blended/pounded ginger
1 tsp blended/pounded garlic
Method
When butter is heated, fry the curry paste until aromatic and oil splits.
Add spices and stir in (1 or 2 mins)
Add lamb and salt for taste.
Keep stirring, about 2-3 mins to coat lamb over the curry paste.
Pour enough water and continue simmering until lamb is half cooked.
Add potatoes, stir and cook until lamb and potatoes becomes soft and tender.
Off the heat and tip in in yogurt and coriander leaves.
Gently stir and off the heat. 


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15 comments:

  1. I don't know what is it with technology? When I published my post in the morning I saw your update, then when I came back after finishing up with my breakfast it disappeared, your blog wasn't showing in my blogroll. I have to go in the google profile to check it and here it was, sometimes I feel blogger is not reliable.

    Anyways, you published the recipe at the right time, Every thursday I stress out, what would I make for friday night. I don't care what day is it but my daughter and husband want something special. your yogurt lamb curry fits into my menu.

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  2. the colour of the curry looks perfect!!!

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  3. I can't give up lamb either:D Hehehe

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  4. curry lamb.. I feel hot after eating lamb..
    need to cool down .. :)

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  5. Lamb curry with rice = perfect combo for my dinner tonight! =)

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  6. the curry look's really tempting ms.nava i want some plsssss....


    have a good day ahead :)

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  7. wow yorgort didnt try it before >.<

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  8. Yum! I usually cook my curry with yogurt too because it's healthier than santan. :)

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  9. Love yogurt based curries -- its so creamy and yummy!

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  10. Looks very tempting!.....love the colour!

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  11. This looks so yumm and mouthwatering...finger licking good...Great recipe:)

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