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One-pan lamb rogan josh recipe

One-pan lamb rogan josh recipe

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Turn up the heat with this easy homemade rogan josh recipe that's cooked with authentic Indian spices and pieces of slow-cooked tender pieces of lamb to bring out the full flavour. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 1 hr 10 mins to cook
  • 319 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 750g (1 1/2lb) stewing lamb, cubed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp ginger, finely grated
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • 2·5cm (1in) piece cinnamon bark
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 150g natural yogurt

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    8g 40%
  • Sugars

    4g 5%
  • Salt

    0.3g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 5.4g Protein 30.7g Fibre 2.1g


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy based saucepan or casserole dish. Fry the lamb for about 10 minutes, until golden brown, cooking in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan if you need. Set aside.
  2. Add the remaining oil to the pan, followed by the onions. Cook for 3 – 5 minutes until soft, then stir in the garlic, ginger, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon and cook for 1 minute more. Add the cumin, coriander, paprika, chilli powder and tomato purée and return the lamb to the pan.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often to ensure the lamb is well coated. Stir in the yogurt, 1 tbsp at a time, pour over 125ml (4fl oz) water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 1 hour, topping up with water if needed or until the lamb is tender.

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