Monday, 9 June 2008

If you can't beat them, join them!

After reading the weekly curry posts from Jules and this post from stonehead at the weekend. We decided to have Rogan Josh for dinner on Sunday. I really love curry and the fact it is so loved in Britain. Whenever we have a new person in the lab I'm always directing them to my favourite Indian restaurant as well as my favourite Scottish restaurants. As you can see from the photo this was washed down with a pint of Black Sheep. Some people seem to have the perception that curry is a difficult thing to make but its dead easy!

Rogan Josh (Serves 4-6)

  • 1 Kg beef or lamb, we use stewing beef
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 125g plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 400g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp garam marsala
  • Almonds
  • Fresh coriander
  1. Fry onions in some vegetable oil until soft.
  2. Stir in yoghurt, garlic, ginger and spices.
  3. Add tomatoes, season and simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Add meat.
  5. Cover and cook for 1-1 and a 1/2 hr.
  6. Take the lid off and reduce sauce.
  7. Toast almonds.
  8. When the sauce is thick enough, add the garam marsala and coriander.
  9. Serve and top with almonds.

1 comment:

Jules said...

Your Rogan Josh looks delicious. I'll have to bookmark your recipe.