Rogan Josh Ideas, Tips and Serving Suggestions
Traditionally, the Rogan Josh would be cooked using lamb or mutton, but, if you can get it, goat is also great! It really benefits from a nice slow cooking to intensify the flavours and produce meltingly tender meat. A fresh, zingy accompaniment (like Lee’s Red Cabbage Slaw) is a must, to cut through the richness of this dish. Take a look below for more suggestions of ingredients to use, top tips and what to serve it with.
Try it with:
- A combination of chicken thighs and roasted peppers.
- Charred aubergines, which give a really nice contrast to the rich coconut.
- For a veggie mix, try cauliflower, carrot and a tin of butter beans.
- Slow-cooked, diced lamb gives an incredible, deep, savoury flavour (take a look at our slow cooker tips here).
- Chicken drumsticks and chopped cavolo nero cabbage added 4 to 5 minutes before the end of cooking.
- Replace the creamed coconut with a splash of vinegar, added near the end of cooking for a tangier, more savoury dish.
- The coconut can also be replaced with 150ml of yoghurt. This adds a tangy flavour, but still gives a lovely silkiness to the sauce. Mix the yoghurt with a small amount of gram flour to help stop it splitting and add it gradually, a spoonful at a time.
- Toast desiccated coconut in a dry pan until golden and use it to garnish the final dish.
- Because of the rich sauce, this dish goes very well with a dry side like the Kashmiri Roasts or Piyaz Gobhi.
- To add freshness, try serving it with a salad, like our Carrot Salad or Lee’s Red Cabbage Slaw.
- It’s a great dish to serve with naan bread or parathas, which are perfect for scooping every last bit of curry!
- To accompany this robust dish, we like to have a strong flavoured pickle. Try Fern’s Brinjal Pickle or Priya Mixed Pickle.