Lamb Rogan Josh with Homemade Naan Bread
"I would normally use coconut milk in my curries, this dish requires the use of plain yoghurt, which I am totally in love with these days, and gives it the perfect creamy gravy for my lamb. Also, this homemade naan bread recipe will change your life! " - Anina (www.aninas-recipes.com)
Fleisherei Test Drive Comments:
Is there anything better than a tender, spicy and creamy rogan josh to keep the cold at bay? Not to us!
- First off, heat a saucepan and dry roast the cardamom, coriander, paprika, turmeric and cloves. As the spices heats up, it gives off a beautiful aroma. Remove from pan and transfer to a pestle and mortar. Next, heat the olive oil until very hot and brown the lamb knuckles. Remove the meat from the pan.
- Heat the butter in the same pan, and sauté the onion, ginger, garlic and chillies.
- While that is happening, in the pestle and mortar, grind the spices and add them to the sautéed ingredients.
- Add the tomato cans, stock and yogurt and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Transfer your rogan josh gravy to a food processor and blend. I like to sieve this blended sauce to get rid of all the hard pieces from the spices and it ensures a silky smooth gravy.
- Return the sauce to the pan, add the browned meat and cinnamon stick and leave to cook on low heat for 2 – 3 hours, stirring every now and then.
- For the naan bread, combine the instant yeast with sugar and hot water. Leave until frothy. Add the warm milk and yogurt. Mix.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl (flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda) and then add the frothy yeast mix to the dry ingredients, mixing through and kneading the dough until combined and sticky. You should however be able to form the dough into a ball easily. Cover with cling wrap and leave for about 1 hour.
- After this time, roll the dough into small balls using flour to dust the surface of your workspace. Flatten or roll the dough into a thin disk, dub with melted butter and transfer to a cast iron skillet/pan on medium heat. Be sure to use a lid while the naan bread cooks, you will see small bubbles showing on the top side of the bread. Dab the other side with butter and turn it over – covering the pan/pot with a lid while cooking. It takes about a minute or two on each side.
- Serve your Lamb Rogan Josh with yogurt and fresh coriander – and perfectly cooked naan bread for a delicious comforting feast. Serves four – six.