Roghan Josh

peasant dish of India


Roghan Josh

Servings: 4

Lean leg of lamb
700 grams or 1 1/2 pounds cut into
3 centimeter or 1 1/4 inch cubes

Whole milk yogurt
12 centiliters or 1/2 cup

Crushed saffron
1 milliliter or 1/4 teaspoon

30 milliliters or 2 tablespoons

Blanched almonds
Coarsely chopped.
8 centiliters or 1/3 cup

Seeds of 1 pod

Cumin seeds
2 milliliters or 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander seeds
2 milliliters or 1/2 teaspoon

Ghee (or clarified butter)
50 milliliters or 3 tablespoons

Chopped white onions
8 centiliters or 1/3 cup

Minced garlic
5 milliliters or 1 teaspoon

Minced fresh ginger
15 milliliters or 1 tablespoon

Chopped chili pepper
50 milliliters or 3 tablespoons

Ground turmeric
1 milliliter or 1/4 teaspoon

2 milliliters or 1/2 teaspoon

Chopped coriander leaves
6 centiliters or 1/4 cup

Roghan Josh
cooking steps

Marinate the lamb in the yogurt in a noncorrosible bowl overnight in the refrigerator.

Remove the marinating lamb from the refrigerator 1 hour before beginning step 4.

Preheat the oven to 200°C or 400°F.

Soak the saffron in the water.

Spread the almonds and the cardamom, cumin, and coriander seeds on an oven-proof plate. Bake them in the oven for 10 minutes. (This process enhances their flavor.)

Heat the ghee in a large, heavy bottomed sauté pan or skillet.

Sauté the onions for 2 minutes over low heat, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and ginger. Sauté the mixture for 1 minute, stirring frequently.

Stir in the lamb and its marinade, as well as the saffron and its soaking water. Also stir in the chili pepper, turmeric, salt, and the almonds and spices from step 5.

Cover the pan. Cook the preparation for 1 1/4 hours over low heat, stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove the cover and cook the preparation for 30 minutes, or until the sauce has slightly reduced and thickened. Stir frequently.

Add the coriander leaves. Stir the mixture for 10 seconds. Serve immediately.



Photo by Miansari66 - PD



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