Rogan means clarified butter (ghee) in Persian and Josh means hot or passionate. Rogan Josh thus, literally, means meat cooked in ghee at intense heat. This traditional Kashmiri dish is a relic of Moghul rule which influenced the cuisine of the original owners of the land – the Kashmiri Pandits (Saraswat Brahmins). Traditional Pandits use many exotic spices, like Zaffran (saffron), but they do not add onion or garlic to their cooking, instead they use asafoetida.
Use our alternative recipe for this spice: Apricot, Carrot and Kidney Bean Stew (printed on inside cover of our new packs)..
- 1 kg shoulder lamb (use half the spice pack)
- 400 g tomatoes
- 200 g yoghurt
- 4 stalks coriander leaves
Ingredients from nature's medicine chest: (100% spices (no additives or preservatives) paprika, cumin, coriander, kashmiri chilli, green cardamom, clove, black pepper, cinnamon, mace, zaffran