Rogan Josh (ingredients)

Rogan Josh

(Rich Sauce of Tomato, Onions and Coriander. Finished with a touch of butter and cream)

You will need:

1kg Diced Lamb
100gms Oil
500gms Onions
500gms Ginger
50gms Garlic
500gms Tomato
1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
Salt to taste
Half-spoon Garam Masala
50 gms Butter

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Basic Curry Sauce

Basic Curry Sauce

(quick and easy, great for a curry or even with chips as a snack!)

You will need:

2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 tablespoon margarine
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons ground coriander
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tomatoes
2 serrano chile peppers, seeded
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup yogurt, whisked until smooth
3 cups water
Directions

1.Heat oil and margarine in a small skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add onion and saute until very brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

(Note: This is an important step; if onion is not cooked well, sauce will taste funny)

2. Add ginger and garlic to onion and saute for an additional 2 minutes. Process onion/ginger/garlic mixture in food processor until smooth. Do not rinse food processor.

3. Place onion mixture in a large saucepan. Stir in the cinnamon, black pepper, coriander, cumin, turmeric and cayenne pepper and cook over low heat until mixture is thick and has the consistency of a paste.

4. Puree tomatoes, chile peppers and cilantro in food processor until smooth. Add to onion mixture and stir well over low heat, cooking off moisture from tomatoes and cilantro.

Add yogurt a little bit at a time, stirring constantly to avoid curdling.

5. Blend the whole mixture in food processor to puree it (for a very smooth sauce). Return to saucepan, add water and increase heat to high; bring sauce to a rolling boil.

Cover saucepan and boil for 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer until desired consistency is reached.

6. To serve with meat, cook the meat first separately, then simmer for 5 to 10 minutes in the sauce before serving over rice or with bread.

To serve with vegetables, steam raw veggies first 4 to 5 minutes, then simmer for 5 to 10 minutes in the sauce before serving.