Recipe

Beef Rogan Josh

Traditionally made with lamb but tastes just as good with beef, you'll love this fragrant curry.

  • 35 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Rogan josh, traditionally made with lamb, is an Indian tomato-based curry, and literally means "meat in spicy red sauce". Not too fiery, filled with aromatic spices, then slow-cooked to melt-in-the-mouth perfection, it's no wonder beef rogan josh a popular Indian curry.
Marinated in a delicious garlicky yoghurt and slowly simmered to tender perfection, this fragrant beef rogan josh is sure to spice up dinner time. Serve topped with homemade kachumber and steamed rice.
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Ingredients

Beef rogan josh
  • 200 gram tub natural yoghurt
  • 5 piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated
  • 4 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 kilogram beef round steak, cubed
  • 4 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 red capsicums, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch coriander, leaves picked, roots chopped
  • 2 large red chillies, seeded
  • 60 gram butter (or ghee)
  • 2 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 800 gram can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • steamed rice, lemon wedges, pappadums, to serve

Method

Beef rogan josh
  • 1
    In a large dish combine yoghurt, ginger, garlic, turmeric and coriander leaves. Add beef and coat well. Chill, covered, 1 hour.
  • 2
    Process 1 onion, 1 capsicum, coriander roots and chillies in a food processor, until a smooth paste forms.
  • 3
    Melt butter in a large saucepan on high. Saute remaining onions, capsicum and garam masala for 2-3 minutes, until golden. Reduce heat to low, then stir in prepared paste and paprika. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Stir in tomatoes, stock and beef. Increase heat to medium and bring to boil. Season to taste. Simmer, partially covered. for 1-1/2 hours, until meat is very tender.
  • 5
    Mix in spinach. Serve with rice, lemon wedges, and pappadums.

Notes

To make tomato kachoomba, combine chopped tomato with a little finely sliced red onion, white vinegar and chopped coriander. Rather than making your own paste, you can use 1/3 cup rogan josh curry paste, available from your supermarket. This curry can also be made with fish, mixed vegetables and chickpeas or chicken.

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