Recipe by auntchelle
This is one to make with love! This is the one my friends always request. I usually make it the night before and the flavour really develops over night. I make my own Kashmiri Garam Masala. Australian measurements used. I've not timed the making of this so times are a guesstimate.
Top Review by French Tart
I used my own spice mix for this recipe, Recipe #279714 and it worked very well with all the other ingredients! I am a HUGE curry fan and have known lots of Indian and Pakistani people over the years.......this was not as authentic as I have tasted and tried in the past; it was not as buttery as I expected it to be, given the amount of lamb used - Rogan means clarified butter in Persian, and this dish needs to be very buttery and creamy - maybe next time I try this I will use less lamb or use more butter AND yoghurt. A VERY tasty recipe however - the spice paste was a little overpowering - maybe this took away from the buttery taste as well.......again, I may modify the paste next time to be less dominant. A wonderful curry nevertheless, thanks Mischka, and well worth the cost of a very expensive piece of local fresh lamb! I cooked this for friends and we all rated it as a delicious 4 stars! Made for the Aussie/NZ recipe swap #19 - many thanks for an excuse to try out a personal favourite! FT:-)
- 3 dried red chilies, seeded
- 2 tablespoons ground blanched almonds
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon cumin seed
- 1 teaspoon white poppy seeds
- 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
- 2 large onions, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon saffron strand
Remaining curry ingredients
- 4 tablespoons ghee (or oil)
- 4 cardamom pods, bruised
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 3 teaspoons kashmiri garam masala (Kashmiri Garam Masala)
- salt, to taste
- 750 g lean lamb, cut into large cubes
- 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
Directions See How It's Made
- Soak chillies in hot water, to cover, for 5 minutes. Dry toast almonds, ground coriander, cumin and poppy seeds in pan over low heat until spices brown slightly and become aromatic. (Shake pan so spices don't burn.) Place into a food processor with garlic, ginger, onions and chillies and blend until smooth. You may need to add a little of the chile soaking water to help the blending.
- Dry toast the saffron strands in the small pan. Be careful not to burn. In a small bowl crush with the back of a spoon then add 2 tablespoons of boiling water to dissolve. Add to the paste mix and set aside.
- Heat ghee in a large, heavy-based saucepan and fry cardamom pods, turmeric and paste mix and fry, stirring constantly, until ghee begins to separate from mixture.
- Stir in yoghurt, a spoonful at a time.
- Add tomatoes, garam masala and salt and fry, stirring, for 5 minutes.
- Add lamb and stir over high heat to coat with with spices.
- Reduce heat to very low, cover and cook for 1 hour or until the lamb is very tender. (It should not be necessary to add any liquid). Stir occasionally to prevent spices from sticking to base of pan.
- Serve sprinkled with coriander leaves and accompany with rice.