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Rogan Josh - Red Lamb Stew

Recipe By Mike Johnston, Savory Spice founder

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cooking Time

10 Minutes

Recipe By Mike Johnston, Savory Spice founder

This quick stovetop stew makes an easy weeknight meal that will impress your curry-loving friends and family.

Serving Suggestions

Serve over rice with chopped cilantro and pita, tortilla, chapati or naan bread.

Recipe Notes

*Check out our easy recipe for making your own ghee, or clarified butter. Following an Alton Brown tip, we use a frozen Asian vegetable medley that can be microwaved in the unopened bag. In 2 to 2 1/2 min. on high, the veggies cook a little less than halfway and stay crisp, cutting down on the final prep time.


4 Tbsp. Rogan Josh

4 Tbsp. water

4 Tbsp. melted ghee (or olive oil), divided*

12 oz. bag frozen vegetables*

1 lbs. lamb, cubed

0.5 cups onion, chopped

0.5 cups water

1 cups plain yogurt

Cooked rice, fresh cilantro, and naan or pita bread for serving

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In a small bowl, mix Rogan Josh with water and 3 Tbsp. of the melted ghee (or olive oil) to make a paste. In a large skillet, heat remaining 1 Tbsp. ghee (or olive oil) over medium-high heat. Add lamb and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 min. Use a slotted spoon to transfer browned lamb to a plate. Lower heat to medium, add onions to skillet with lamb drippings and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 min. Meanwhile, microwave frozen vegetables in their bag on high for 2 to 2 1/2 min. to par cook. Add vegetables to skillet with onions and stir in Rogan Josh paste. Cook for 2 to 3 min., stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to low and stir in browned meat, sea salt, water and yogurt. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 min., stirring occasionally. Adjust seasoning as desired. For more heat, sprinkle in cayenne. If mixture is too spicy, consider adding more yogurt. Uncover and simmer for 5 more min. before serving.