Authentic Lamb Rogan Josh
My love for the flavour of lamb rogan josh started when I first moved to the UK and used to order it often when I went out for a curry.
It wasn’t until a few years ago, however that I learned that the traditional Indian way of making the recipe is quite a lot different to what you find in most curry houses in the UK.
This is a recipe for authentic lamb rogan josh that was taught to me by a Twitter friend from the Punjab area of India. Lamb rogan josh is believed to have originated near there in India’s Kashmir region.
Rogan Josh is famous for its dark red colour. Here in the UK this is accomplished by using a mix of paprika and red chilli powder but in Kashmir the red colouring comes from a difficult to find herb called cockscomb. Well that and a lot of red chilli powder too.
The red colour achieved using cockscomb is a very deep red. I often throw in a tablespoon or two of beetroot powder which can be found at Indian markets to achieve a more authentic colouring. The beetroot powder will not change the flavour of the curry but will give it a very deep red colour.
Why not also give my other lamb curries a go: