I was 19 when I had my first curry house experience. 1 tsp salt (or to taste) 1 cup green lentils 12001 W. Capitol Drive Wauwatosa, WI 53222, {{getCartMessage(cartService.totalAmount)}}, https://www.penzeys.com/shop/recipes/lentil-rogan-josh/. Whether or not an authentic rogan josh is a tomato-based curry is open to debate. Typically, rogan josh consists of pieces of lamb (or mutton) braised with a gravy flavoured with garlic, ginger and aromatic spices including: cloves, bay leaves, cardamom, and cinnamon. Vegetarian Rogan Josh with Black Lentils & Aubergine, (or 120g/ 4 oz dried lentils – cook prior to starting the recipe), This recipe calls for pre-cooked lentils to be added in step 6, so if you are using dried lentils you need to cook them until soft before starting this recipe – this is your first step (recipe times are calculated on the basis of the lentils already being cooked), Begin by cutting the aubergine into large chunks and frying in 2 tbsp oil until browned (5-8 minutes) – toss frequently. If you want some extra heat, slice up the chilli and add it now. It will be ignored. Add the rogan josh paste and the tin of chickpeas, with their juices. 1/2-1 TB. You have entered leading or trailing White Space. fresh ginger, finely minced (1 tsp. However, life is not all Saturday night eating extravaganzas. By then all vegetables should be tender and the gravy not to loose, Once cooked, stir through the fresh coriander & yoghurt (if using), then serve with basmati rice or naan bread with a little extra yoghurt and coriander on top, « Lemon and Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake with Thyme, Boozy Gingerbread Latte with Coffee Liqueur ». Weekdays are our time to be healthy and I do serve plenty of vegetarian meals from Monday to Thursday. amchoor powder (dried mango powder, available in Indian grocery stores) or 1-2 TB. If you are concerned that the curry may be too hot without the yoghurt, consider toning down the chilli powder a touch the first time you make this recipe. My vegetarian rogan josh uses black lentils in place of the meat for protein. We loved it tho. dried) 1 large can diced tomatoes (28 oz.) ½ large onion, finely chopped. 1 tsp fresh garlic. Hi there and welcome LittleSugarSnaps where the focus is on fun, inventive and achievable recipes. With the addition of some frozen green peas, this lentil dish can also stand in as a meat-like samosa filling. This aubergine curry is pure heaven for vegetarians and it can also be made completely vegan. I used black lentils (urad dal) but they didn’t all fully cook so I about cracked my teeth on them. All rights reserved. The yoghurt is entirely optional – a little stirred through at the end can add a devilishly creamy and indulgent finish to this very healthy veggie curry recipe. This vegetarian rogan josh is packed with wholesome ingredients – it’s healthy comfort food for chilly days. Chop roughly and blitz along with the tomato puree and water using a stick blender, Measure the herbs, spices and salt into the pan, stir for 1 minute until aromatic then add the liquid and black lentils, Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. All content is © 2014-2020 Jane Saunders & LittleSugarSnaps.com. I was on the hunt for a new vegetarian dish and this one is just perfect! Since it replaces meat with lentils, I thought it would be a perfect fit for Meatless Monday. More about me... As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn how your comment data is processed. 1 Tbsp korma spice mix. And yes, you guessed it, I ordered the korma – the mildest dish on the menu. This gives the curry a distinctive red appearance. Remove from the pan and set aside, Next, cut the onion in half. Finely chop the coriander (stalks and all). In the absence of Kashmiri chilli, paprika and cayenne pepper occasionally appear in some western rogan josh recipes. Elizabeth Armstrong writes, "I invented this one night when I was craving I'm Jane, a keen baker and food photographer. Reserve a few leaves for garnish and add the rest to the pan with a couple of generous splashes of boiled water. fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp. Add a little more water if the sauce gets too thick, Once cooked, stir through fresh coriander & yoghurt, then serve with rice or naan bread. Crush in the unpeeled garlic. ½ tsp ground ginger. This aubergine curry is midweek comfort food at its best. This dish is ready in approximately 45 minutes, tastes fantastic and yet manages to remain wholesome. The spices all add a wonderful aromatic base but the Kashmiri chilli, although milder than most, still adds a hearty tingle of warmth as this dish is eaten. Think I may just make this clearer at the very start of the recipe to be on the safe side. It tastes even better than it looks, just a great recipe all-round! To thin the sauce just stir a little extra water through if it gets too thick.