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Rustic Rogan Josh

Rustic Rogan Josh

  • 3simple
  • Pipe inversed
  • 10mins
This curry has layer upon layer of flavour from sweet caramelised onions and tangy tomatoes, ginger, garlic and spices. Perfect with red meats and mince, meaty vegetables, paneer or chicken.

Contains a whole spice pouch, a base sauce and a stir-in sauce

  • Serves 2-3
  • No Nasties
  • Vegetarian
  • Mild
Hand my spice story

Rogan Josh has its roots in Kashmir, where it was traditionally made simply with oil, freshly pounded spices, yoghurt, fresh lamb and a natural red food colouring. However, as the dish left its home, it morphed into a heartier lamb curry and went from a regional favourite to a national one.

Whilst our Rustic Rogan Josh nods to its original roots, it has added zing and depth. Our Rogan Josh is perfect for less expensive, more flavourful cuts of lamb, but also works with mince and other quicker-cooking cuts. Why is it rustic? Refined sauces are often passed through a sieve for a finer, less textured sauce. Our Rogan Josh is full of wonderful little textures that burst with flavour as you bite into little chucks of tomato, ginger, coriander and other delicious ingredients.

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Anjum’s Top Tips

Cut the meat, fish or paneer cheese into generous pieces.

If you don’t like whole spices, powder these in a pestle and mortar and add them in at the end of step 3. Alternatively if left whole remove them with a spoon before serving.

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, add the spices and cook for 20 seconds.

Add the meat, brown lightly for 2-3 minutes, add the base sauce and simmer for 2 minutes.

Stir in the main sauce and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the meat is cooked through (1-1¼ hours for shoulder and leg and 30-35 minutes for mince).

OUR PERFECT Rustic Rogan Josh

Use these handy tips to customise your dish;

Cook a vegetable along with the meat - try aubergine, spinach, peas or potatoes (some may need to go in before the lamb)

Fry (pierced) whole green chillies or julienned ginger in the oil before you add the base sauce for extra zing and flavour

For an elegant meal cook 2 lamb shanks in the sauce and finish with a little cream

Pour in extra watre when slow - cooking meat 

Add fresh chopped coriander before serving.


Onion (30%), Water, Sunflower Oil, Tomato Paste (9%), Garlic, Ginger, Milk Powder, Ground and Whole Spices, Coriander Leaves, Salt, Coriander Powder,  CASHEW NUTS, Sugar, Pomegranate Powder.

For allergens see ingredients in BOLD



PER 100g
ENERGY 652kJ/157kcal
FAT 12g
of which saturates 1.6g
of which sugars 5.6g
FIBRE 1.6g
SALT 1.4g

The spice mix

  • Whole red chilli
    Whole red chilli for clean heat
  • Cloves
    Cloves for pungent sweetness
  • Green Cardamom
    Green Cardamom for freshness
  • Cassia
    Cassia for sweet warmth
  • Black Peppercorns
    Black Peppercorns for heat
  • Bay Leaf
    Bay Leaf for mellow fragrance
  • Black cardamom
    Black cardamom for smoky depth
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At last, a pre-packed curry full of flavor! I made the Rustic Rogan Josh at the weekend and my partner was so impressed she bought two different ones and passed on her thoughts to friends. I will make this my regular curry fix and will make sure I have a choice to go to for a quick and easy curry. Thank you
- Martyn from the UK

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