This Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry has to be one of my favourite Slimming World curry recipes of all time. It reminds me a lot of our Syn Free Balti Curry, and makes the perfect 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 👍
We’ve been working on some curry recipes for a while now, trying to minimise the amount of “faff”, because no one wants to slave over a cooker at the end of a long day.
This Syn Free 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.
Obviously, if you’re following the Slimming World or Weight Watchers plans, then oil isn’t your friend.
Our Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry paste doesn’t have much oil in it at all.
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The Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh 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!
We like to add as much speed food as possible to our curries – as the more speed foods the better!
Check out our list of Slimming World Speed Foods here.
What do I need to make this Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry?
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 as you can see in the video below, gets the job done incredibly well!
Another essential part of this dish (if you’re not a vegetarian that is!) is the Lamb. Lean protein is essential if you’re following Slimming World or Weight Watchers.
Sometimes it’s pretty hard to find and tends to be very expensive!
For the meat, we’d urge you to try Protein Food Shop. The diced lamb is lovely, and lean, and is sourced from British farms, giving the reassurance of meeting all the animal welfare trading standards regulations.
We have a few exclusive hamper deals available, so it’s well worth checking them out.
How many Syns are in this Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry?
As the title suggests, it’s Syn Free! But only if you use lean diced lamb. If your cutting lamb steaks up yourself, make sure that you remove all visible fat.
If you don’t like lamb you could always use chicken, beef, pork – what ever meat you like. You could even leave it out all together.
How hot this Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry?
I’d rate this Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry as medium, and I’m SUPER sensitive to spice.
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.
What can I have with this Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry?
Can I freeze this Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry?
Yes you can! In fact, this recipe is prefect for batch cooking and freezing. You can freeze the paste, and you can freeze the finished dish.
Just make sure when you reheat, that it’s piping hot.
This Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry is SO easy to make! Watch the video!!
How do I make this Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry?
For a FULL list of ingredients and instructions please see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
To make the Syn Free Rogan Josh Curry Paste
Spay a frying pan with Frylight, and fry the onion, ginger and chilli until brown.
Place the fried onions, garlic and chilli into a food processor along with all of the Rogan Josh Curry Paste ingredients (a FULL list of ingredients is at the bottom of this post!).
Blitz until smooth.
Place the Syn free Rogan Josh Curry paste in a sterilised jar.
The mix will last a few days. You can also freeze it into ice cube trays – to use when ever you like!
To make the Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry
Place the lamb in a non reactive bowl, along with some of the curry paste. Add the fat free yogurt (natural or greek) and some salt and pepper.
Mix well, then cover with cling film and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
Spray a large frying pan/wok with Frylight.
Fry off the Syn Free Rogan Josh Curry Paste for a few minutes until it begins to stick to the bottom of the pan
Add the tinned tomatoes, and stock cube (just crumble it in). Fry until the mixture starts to boil
Add the marinated lamb along with your chosen veg (we used peppers, cauliflower and butternut squash) and the water.
Bring to a boil, then place a lid on the pan and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove from the heat, and add the fat free yogurt, and a small bunch of roughly chopped coriander – stir well. Then serve!
Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Rapeseed flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh Curry recipe.
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