How to make Chiman’s Rogan Josh Spice Blend in a thermal cooker – Medium.
This can be cooked in a Thermal Cooker if you have one using the instructions below.
If you don’t have a thermal cooker this spice blend can be cooked in the conventional way using the instructions on the packet but remember you will not save up to 80% on cooking fuel.
- Chimans Rogan Josh Spice Blend
- 150g thick set natural yogurt
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1kg boned lamb, cut into 3cm cubes
- 50g butter or ghee
- 2 medium onions, finely chopped
- 335ml water
- 50g unsalted cashew nuts
- handful fresh coriander, chopped
- Mix ½ tsp of the spices and yogurt together in a bowl.
- Add the garlic and lamb and turn to coat thoroughly.
- Leave to marinate for 3 hours, or overnight, in the fridge.
- Melt the butter or ghee in the inner pot over a medium heat.
- Add the onions and fry for 5 mins.
- Add the remaining spices and fry for 1 minute
- Add the lamb and marinade and continue stir-frying for 6 mins.
- Pour in the water and add the cashew nuts and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and put the inner pot into the insulated outer container and shut the lid.
- Cook without power for a minimum of 2 hour.
- Serve garnished with fresh coriander.
Serve with Chiman’s Bombay Potatoes, basmati rice and a green salad for a delicious meal.
- Chiman’s spice mixes have a long best before time, however are safe to use after that time. They simply lose some flavour.
- If you are cooking for less than 4 people you could freeze some of the cooked meal or only use half the packet.
- If you find the food too spicy or too hot, simply use less than the whole sachet of spices according to taste.
- If you like more of a chilli kick, add some fresh chopped chilli to the dish or serve in a small bowl so that everyone can have exactly the amount they like.
- If you find your mouth burning, resist the temptation to drink water. Instead, have a spoonful of yogurt or a lassi drink.
- We often get asked which oil to use – vegetable oil is the best option as it is light, doesn’t affect the flavour of the spices and it’s healthy too!
- Best for kids (and adults!) who like a mild curry: Kofta Bhoona (let them roll the balls themselves); Chicken Korma; Chicken Tikka Masala; Cauliflower & Spinach Bhaji
- An anonymous tip: Try adding a few green peas to the Spicy Chick Peas. It adds colour without upsetting the balance of the dish
Coriander, Sea Salt, Turmeric, Allspice, Ginger, Chillies, Cardamon, Black Pepper