To be honest, I am an avid Indian cuisine fan. My most favorite Indian cuisine dish is Rogan Josh. Well, this dish stands out from many other Indian cuisine dishes available in the UK. Generally, we have Punjabi, Mughlai or South Indian and Goan seafood dishes along with some Bengali dishes. But Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri dish. Though Mughals introduced this (originally Persian) dish to Kashmir during the frequent summer visits over there (as the generally humid weather and the temperature were quite hard to endure and Kashmir was an exception), but eventually this dish became a specialty of Kashmir. Though traditionally Rogan Josh is a part of Kashmiri Meal Wazwan, it can be consumed otherwise.
Well, the process of making Rogan Josh, a lamb dish, is pretty interesting. I am not going to bore you with the measurement and/or ingredient details. Let’s just take a look regarding how it is done.
In (medium) heated oil, Indian spices like black peppercorns, cardamom pods. Mace and cinnamon are fried for 2 minutes. I heard it smells really good. Then chopped onion is added to it and fried until it is golden brown. Then the lamb pieces are added until it is golden brown as well. Then, Garlic and Ginger paste is added to the lamb mixture and stirred and later the heat is reduced and cooked for a few more minutes.
Then, cumin, red chilli powder, fennel seeds, hot spices, powdered coriander, salt and tomato pulp along with yoghurt are added stirred well. Then the pan is covered with a lid and the heat is lowered and left to simmer until the sauce is almost dried out.
Then, a few tablespoon of boiling water is added to the sauce, stirred and simmered for some more minutes and sometimes more water is added to thicken the sauce.
The boiling water is added to the pot, covering lamb pieces. The mixture is boiled and then the heat is reduced to leave it to simmer. It is then left to simmer until the lamb is cooked.
And finally when the lamb is done, Rogan Josh is ready.
I have heard it is also called Rogan Gost (Gost means “meat” in some Indian languages). Either way, it tastes really good with Tandoori Roti or Naan Bread.
Chutney Palate: A Great Place to Get Rogan Josh From!
Well, if you don’t have the means to cook or the time either, but still pine for a good and sumptuous meal that includes Rogan Josh, clearly you order in or dine out. The challenge is finding a place that offers quality Indian cuisine dishes. And in Hornsey N8 9BE, there is one such Indian cuisine Restaurant and Takeaway named Chutney Palate. Along with very tasteful authentic Indian finger foods, they serve really great traditional and modern Indian cuisine dishes.
If you live in Hornsey or places around, you can order a takeaway from Chutney Palate right from your smart device. Chutney Palate serves in Walthamstow E17, Leyton E10, Lower Clapton E5, Barnsbury N1, Canonbury N1, Kings Cross N1 and Islington.