Rogan Josh
Prep Time

30 mins mins

Cook Time

2 hours mins

Total Time

2 hr 30 mins mins

Serves

4-6

Ingredients

  • For the Rice:
  • 2 cups Laila Basmati Rice
  • 3 cups of water
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  • For the Rogan Josh:
  • 1 kg (1000gm) boneless lamb shoulder
  • 2 1/2 cm fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 10 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 10 cardamoms
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 10 whole peppercorns
  • 2 1/2 cm cinnamon sticks, broken
  • 4 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • Fresh ground pepper

Method

  • For the Steamed Rice:
  • In a small-to-medium saucepan, rinse the rice 2-3 times with cool water.
  • Add water to approximately 1 inch or 1 finger joint above the rice.
  • Add salt if desired
  • Cook on medium to medium high heat until the water has boiled down to the level of the rice.
  • Reduce heat to low. Cover and continue to cook 12-15 minutes. Do not stir or uncover.
  • Turn off heat and allow rice to steam undisturbed for at least 15 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and allow rice to steam undisturbed for at least 15 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork before serving.
  • For the Rogan Josh:
  • Mash ginger and garlic into a smooth paste with 4 tablespoons water
  • Heat oil in a pot, sauté the meat until brown and set to one side.
  • Stir fry cardamom, bay leaves, cloves, peppercons and cinnamon into the same hot oil. Add in the onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  • Put in the ginger garlic paste and stir for 30 seconds. Add the coriander, cumin, paprika-cayenne, and salt. Stir and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Now add the fried meat cubes and juices
  • Add 1 tablespoon of yoghurt, stir until well blended. Do the same with remaining yoghurt and mix well
  • Now add 275ml of water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low till the meat is tender (about an hour), stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Once the meat is cooked take off the lid and boil away the extra liquid.
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