Thursday, October 25, 2012

Allergy free chicken Indian rogan josh recipe

  • 1½ cm fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g diced chicken breast
  • 5 whole cardamom pods
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 5 whole peppercorns
  • ½ cinnamon stick or ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsps cumin seeds
  • 2 tsps paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp goat’s milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1-2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • Pinch of garam masala
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste


  • Put the ginger, garlic, and 2 tbsps water into a blender.
  • Blend well until it forms a smooth paste.
  • Heat the olive oil in a wok over a medium heat.
  • Cook the chicken in several batches until white and set to one side on a plate.
  • Put the cardamom, bay leaves, cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon into the same hot oil.
  • Stir once and wait until the cloves swell and the bay leaf begins to take on colour.
  • Add the onion.
  • Stir and fry for 5 minutes until they turn a medium brown colour.
  • Put in the ginger garlic paste and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add the coriander, cumin, paprika, cayenne and salt.
  • Stir and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Return the chicken and any juices.
  • Stir for 30 seconds then add 1 tablespoon of the goat’s milk, stirring until well blended.
  • Add the remaining goat’s milk, stirring through a tablespoon at a time.
  • Stir and fry for another 3 minutes.
  • Now add ¾ cup of water.
  • Bring to the boil, scraping all the browned spices stuck to the wok.
  • Cover and cook on low for an hour.
  • Every 10 minutes give the rogan josh a good stir.
  • Add the potatoes when there’s 20 minutes cook time left.
  • If needed, add ¼ cup water.
  • When the meat is tender and the potato is cooked through take off the lid, turn the heat up to medium, and boil away some of the liquid.
  • Any fat that collects can be spooned off the top.
  • Sprinkle the garam masala and black pepper over the rogan josh before you serve and mix them in.

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