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Offline Rotten Johnny

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Rotten Johnny's Lamb Rogan Josh
« on: June 22, 2015, 10:00:42 PM »
Since being married I rarely cook (my wife runs the household and is a far, far better cook than I could ever hope to be), but every winter when it's time for a good Rogan Josh you'll find me in the kitchen.  Goes great with basmati rice.  Can be eaten on the same day, but flavours develop a lot more if eaten on the following or 3rd day (store covered in fridge).

What (for best results use fresh spices only):
1kg diced lamb
250ml yoghurt
1 tablespoon malt vinegar
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons ghee (butter will do)
4 cardamon pods, bruised
3 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
2 medium onions, finely chopped
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground fennel
1.5 teaspoons sweet paprika
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
125ml chicken stock
1 teaspoon garam masala
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves

How:
Combine lamb, yoghurt, vinegar, half the garlic and half the ginger in a large bowl.
Mix well, cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight

Heat ghee/ butter in a large pan, add whole spices, cook stirring until fragrant
Add onions, remaining garlic and ginger.
Cook, stirring until onions are lightly browned

Add ground spices
Cook, stirring until fragrant
Add lamb mixture, stir to coat in spice mixture

Add stock, simmer covered for 1.5 hours
Remove cover, simmer for about 30mins or until lamb is tender
Just before serving, stir in garam masala and fresh herbs
Heat through
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Re: Rotten Johnny's Lamb Rogan Josh
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 09:13:23 AM »
A veritable smorgasbord of flavours. I like it, I also like to to add a tang to my one pot wonders. I usually use lemon juice though, I'll try vinegar next.

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Re: Rotten Johnny's Lamb Rogan Josh
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2015, 08:27:47 AM »
Thanks for this, I will make one this weekend. RJ is one of my favourites

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Re: Rotten Johnny's Lamb Rogan Josh
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 07:13:13 PM »
Started this tonight, will continue after the marinading process tomorrow and probably eat on Tuesday

Looking forward to it

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Re: Rotten Johnny's Lamb Rogan Josh
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 08:54:57 PM »
Very, very tasty so far. Almost done


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Re: Rotten Johnny's Lamb Rogan Josh
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2015, 08:58:22 PM »
Almost done cooking or eating?

That's my all time favourite curry. Tons of flavour.  Change the qty of garam masala if you want it a little hotter.
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Re: Rotten Johnny's Lamb Rogan Josh
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2015, 06:58:02 AM »
Almost done cooking or eating?

That's my all time favourite curry. Tons of flavour.  Change the qty of garam masala if you want it a little hotter.

That was almost done cooking, it tasted absolutely fantastic.

Unfortunately the missus got stewing lamb on the bone which is not my favourite. Next time will definitely be lean off the bone.

Thanks for the recipe, turned out really nice  :dop:

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Re: Rotten Johnny's Lamb Rogan Josh
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2015, 06:03:44 PM »
So I made this over the weekend. Used lamsboud cut into cubes.

Absolutely fantastic. My wife who does not like Indian food had more than one helping.

Thanks for sharing, will definitely make it again.

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Re: Rotten Johnny's Lamb Rogan Josh
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2015, 06:37:45 PM »
Had it last Saturday too ;D :2thumbs:
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