Forget the takeaway and enjoy this slimming-friendly Lamb Rogan Josh, perfect when counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!
This Lamb Rogan Josh has to be one of our favourite slimming curry recipes of all time. It makes the perfect Fakeaway dinner.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
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How many Calories are in this Lamb Rogan Josh?
There are 371 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Lamb Rogan Josh. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Lamb Rogan Josh suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Stock cubes
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Lamb Rogan Josh?
At just 6 Points a serving, our recipe for Lamb Rogan Josh is a winner for people following Weight Watchers.
In an Indian restaurant you would have to count a whopping 32 Points for Lamb Rogan Josh, so it’s definitely worth making your own!
How to make this Lamb Rogan Josh
There are two parts to making this curry; the curry paste, and the curry itself. It’s really not complicated though! Here’s a summary;
- Make the paste
- Marinade the lamb in some of the paste and yoghurt
- Fry some of the curry paste with some Low calorie cooking spray. Add all the other ingredients and simmer
- Remove from the heat and stir in some yoghurt. Top with some fresh coriander
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Lamb Rogan Josh?
Any of the following go really well with Lamb Rogan Josh. It’s the perfect curry for an Indian Fakeaway feast!
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Lamb Rogan Josh?
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All you need is a pan, the ingredients below and a food processor to make the paste. Don’t have a food processor? You could also use a blender, or stick blender even.
We used this Kenwood food processor, as it’s pretty damn cheap and it gets the job done incredibly well!
This Lamb Rogan Josh Curry is pretty special in the way that you make up the curry paste, then you can use it when ever you like.
Most curry pastes are laden with oil, which is partly there to preserve the paste and extend shelf life. You’ll need to store this in a sterilised jar in the fridge once you’ve made it up and it’ll keep a few days. Alternatively, freeze it in an ice cube tray and pop out the paste to use whenever you need to!
If you like your curries mild, then leave out the chilli and just add some chilli powder right at the end according to your taste.
You could also leave it out all together!
Can you cook Lamb Rogan Josh another way?
This curry can only be cooked using the method below. It isn’t suitable for slow cooking as the yoghurt will cause the curry to split in the slow cooker.
How do you know when Lamb Rogan Josh is cooked?
You should cook this dish until the lamb is tender and cooked through, and the sauce is bubbling and rich.
This should take approx 40 minutes on the hob.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Lamb Rogan Josh in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Lamb Rogan Josh in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
The curry paste will last a few days in the fridge, but make sure to sterilise your jar first.
You can also freeze it in an ice cube tray, and just take them out of the freezer when ever you like.
Can I freeze Lamb Rogan Josh?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Lamb Rogan Josh?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!