Derry Clarke's lamb rogan josh with raita and garlic naan bread

A tasty alternative to takeaway rogan josh

Lamb Rogan Josh with naan bread is a very filling meal but it's a good idea to keep an eye on the portion size!

Ingredients - Serves 2 Adults

For the rogan josh

  • 450g loin of lamb; remove all fat and cut into small cubes
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 cardamom pods, finely chopped
  • Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger, finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon tomato purée
  • 200g chopped tinned tomatoes
  • 100ml of natural yoghurt
  • 1 small bunch fresh chives, finely chopped
  • Salt & black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar, optional

For the naan bread

  • 1 large plain Naan bread
  • 30g butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and roughly chopped
  • 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped

For the raita

  • 1 small cucumber, quartered, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 100ml natural yoghurt
  • Small handful mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt to season


For the rogan josh

  1. In one pan gently fry the onions and the chopped chilli
  2. Fry the lamb in a pan on a medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes
  3. Meanwhile to a hot wok add some oil and the cumin seeds, cook for 30 seconds
  4. Add the lamb to this wok along with turmeric, paprika ginger, cinnamon & chopped cardamon pods
  5. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes to work spices into the lamb
  6. Add the tinned tomatoes and tomato purée. Stir through for 1 minute
  7. Add the garam masala and stir through
  8. Check the seasoning and add some salt and pepper if required
  9. Add the fried onions and chillies
  10. Check your seasoning and adjust to taste
  11. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes (if  necessary add more chopped tomato to keep the dish moist).
  12. Mix with the yoghurt and stir through
  13. Add a little sugar (optional) and the chopped chives and cook for 5 more minutes before serving.

For the naan bread

  1. Mix garlic into butter with a fork
  2. Spread in top of the plain naan bread
  3. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top
  4. Place on a foil and baking tray and place in warm over for 3 minutes

For the raita

  1. Quarter, de-seed and chop the cucumber mix in a bowl with the yoghurt and mint
  2. Season to taste with salt.
  3. Serve the Rogan Josh with garlic naan and raita as accompaniments.

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Serving Suggestions

Try adding some vegetables such as mange tout


For a lower calorie version of this dish, use leaner cuts of meat and serve the naan bread in smaller portions

About this Recipe

This recipe was taken from the Take on the Take Away series on RTE 1.

Derry Clarke

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2 Adults

2 Adults

Preparation Time

25 Minutes

25 Minutes

Cooking Time

40 Minutes

40 Minutes

Utensils Needed

Baking Tray, Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Frying Pan, Measuring Jug(for Liquids), Mixing Bowl, Wok, Wooden Spoon

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