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Lamb Rogan Josh

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The aroma of curry dishes tickles any food lover's palate. It is a very common dish in the countries of India, Pakistan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The Indian cuisine has made plenty of influences in the food that people around the world enjoy and Rogan Josh is one of these.
  Lamb casserole 2 Pound, sliced into cubes
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm)
  Tomatoes 2 Large
  Onion 1 Large
  Chopped ginger 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Club soda/Beer 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1 Soak the lamb in half of your soda or beer. You can use leftovers found in your refrigerator. This would help tenderize the lamb faster as it soaks.

2 Using a food processor, blend together garlic, onion, tomatoes, and ginger until it becomes slightly pureed. You can vary the texture of the puree depending on your preference. Mix in all the berbs and spices to the puree.

3 Remove the lamb pieces from the soda or beer soak.

4 Heat the oil in a pot or casserole. Add in the pieces of lamb and wait for it to brown. This would usually take five minutes to cook the lamb cuts.

5 Pour in the puree and allow the dish to simmer for five more minutes. Add in the remaining soda or beer and bring to a boil. Add more chili to achieve the spicy flavor that you want.

6 Cover the casserole and simmer in low fire for forty five minutes. This will help thicken the sauce and cook the lamb thoroughly.

7 Transfer the lamb on a dish or serving platter.

The modern variations of Rogan Josh also include more tomato puree, sauce, or paste to add in more flavor to the meal. Some also choose to simply chop all the ingredients rather than having it pureed to keep the sauce filled with chucky pieces. Adding ¼ cup of almonds or bread crumbs to the sauce will also help make the sauce thicken faster.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Cumin, Lamb
Some people might find the dish Rogan Josh weird because of its name. The word Rogan comes from the Persian word meaning reddish oil and Josh means boiling hot. Since this meal is cooked in oil under intense heat and appears to be red in color from the ground Indian peppers in it. This recipe is sure to be loved by those who enjoy curry and spicy foods.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1444 Calories from Fat 684

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 77 g118.8%

Saturated Fat 13.4 g66.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2063.1 mg86%

Total Carbohydrates 139 g46.2%

Dietary Fiber 24.6 g98.5%

Sugars 39 g

Protein 66 g132.9%

Vitamin A 249% Vitamin C 158.7%

Calcium 38.2% Iron 61.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Lamb Rogan Josh Recipe