Lucas Parsons reveals how to make the perfect Rogan Josh in episode 33 of Everyday Gourmet.


  • Lamb Rogan Josh

  • 1kg Lamb Shoulder – Deboned and Cubed

  • 8 Cloves

  • 6 Cardomom Pods – Cracked

  • 1 Cassia Bark or Cinnamon Stick

  • 1tsp Fennel Seeds

  • 5 Dried Chillies

  • 5 Red Onions – Sliced

  • 3tbs Ghee or Vegetable Oil

  • 1tbs Ginger - Crushed

  • 4 Garlic Cloves – Crushed

  • 1tsp Turmeric Powder

  • 2tbs Ground Coriander

  • 4 Small Fresh Chillies – Chopped and Crushed

  • 2 Tomatoes – Diced

  • 1tbls Tomato Paste

  • ½ cup Water

  • 1tbs Vinegar

  • Salt

  • 1 cup Fresh Coriander Leaves

  • Raita

  • 200g Plain Yoghurt

  • ½ Lebanese Cucumber – Diced<

  • 1 Handful of Mint Leaves - Finely Chopped

  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Lamb Rogan Josh:

  • 1.

    Heat a large heavy based pot with Ghee or Oil until almost smokey

  • 2.

    Place all the whole spices and dried chillies into pot and cook for 30-40 seconds

  • 3.

    Add onion and a pinch of salt and caramelise.

  • 4.

    Add ginger, garlic and ground spices, then stir in crushed chillies, tomatoes and tomato paste, cook for 1 minute.

  • 5.

    Add lamb and stir until the lamb is totally coated with the spices.

  • 6.

    Add water and salt to taste and reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 2.5 hours until tender.

  • 7.

    Once lamb is cooked add the vinegar, check for seasoning, sprinkle chopped coriander and serve with Raita.

  • Raita:

  • 1.

    Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well, set aside in fridge.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 924kj
  • Fat Total 67g
  • Saturated Fat 25g
  • Protein 48g
  • Carbohydrate 33g
  • Sugar 16g
  • Sodium 1635mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

Powered by


Preparation Time: 2.5 hours

Like this recipe? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more recipes like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

5 5 5 5 5
Average Rating
1 comment • 2 ratings
Please login to comment
Posted by Condy98Report
Really good dish. The Raita balances just right.