A Lamb Rogan Josh is a classic Indian takeaway order, and now you can cook it in the slow cooker and it’s just 450 calories! Imagine coming home to a delicious slow cooker lamb curry already bubbling away and ready to eat. This Slow Cooker Lamb Rogan Josh has quickly become a firm favourite in our house, and even has a portion of veggies in it.
Slow Cooker Lamb Curry
Although the word slow in the title gives it away that it isn’t a quick meal in terms of cooking time, it is a quick meal to prepare. The perfect weeknight meal.
You can’t really class it as a long time to cook, because you don’t have to supervise the slow cooker like you would have to a pan on the hob. Slow cooking a curry really is the way forward, as the flavour is so much more intense.
Why should you try it?
✔ Very little preparation required
✔ Just 450 calories a portion
✔ A portion of vegetables in it
✔ Cheaper and healthier than a takeaway
Slow Cooker Lamb Rogan Josh
It’s time that we get those slow cooker out and let them do the work for us. They cook meat like lamb perfectly, as the slow cooking time allows it to get really tender, and it takes on all the flavour of the herbs and spices that you have thrown in there too.
We just bought a lamb fillet and cut it in to chunks as it’s cheaper, however you can buy chunks of lamb at the supermarket or butchers to save you a little bit of time, which is really what slow cookers are all about.
If you love lamb curries, then give them a try in the slow cooker and you will never make it another way again. The meat just falls apart.
Rogan Josh Recipe
A rogan josh, although popular on Indian menus, is actually of Persian origin and basically translates to cooked in oil at intense heat. It is a lamb based dish cooked in a gravy type sauce that is packed with onion, ginger, garlic, yoghurt and aromatic spices. It is a little bit creamy too, so it really have everything you could want from a curry.
We always bang on about having a good selection of dried herbs and spices in your kitchen, so this slow cooker lamb curry is the perfect opportunity to put them to good use. If you have a good selection, then you don’t need to buy much else to make this.
What To Serve With Rogan Josh
Some kind of carb is a must to go alongside a curry I think. This time we went with rice as it’s simple and hard to get wrong. I like to make this yellow rice with curry, which is really easy because it’s just rice boiled with turmeric in the water. It adds some extra flavour, without extra calories, and adds a pop of colour too. You could add some cumin too.
Why not go double carbs and make some of our Easy Homemade Flatbread that is perfect for mopping up all that delicious rogan josh sauce from the bowl. Make a big batch and they store well in the freezer.
Can You Freeze Slow Cooker Lamb Curry?
Yes, this curry freezes really well. We regularly batch cook this dish and then portion it out in to takeaway type containers to put in the fridge for easy weeknight meals. You can even freeze it with some rice, or just cook that from fresh.
It will keep in the freezer for about 3 months. Alternatively you can keep this in the fridge for 2 days.
- Serve with turmeric rice – simply add a teaspoon of turmeric to the water when simmering the rice.
- We have added spinach to this dish, however you could use other greens such as kale, cabbage or shard.
- We used a lamb fillet and cut it in to chunks, however you could save time by buying chunks of lamb from the supermarket or butcher. You could even swap the lamb for beef or chicken.
- You can make this a little more indulgent by using single cream rather than the 0% yoghurt that we used.
How To Make Slow Cooker Lamb Curry – Step by Step:
One: Heat the butter in a pan and then add the lamb. Gently cook for a couple of minutes, until browned.
Two: Put the shallots, garlic and ginger in to the pan with the lamb and gently cook for 3 minutes.
Three: Add the spices, stir and cook for one minute.
Four: Add the stock and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
Five: Pour the lamb mixture in to the slow cooker, put the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. 10 minutes before it is finished, stir through the spinach and replace the lid. Before serving, stir in the Greek yoghurt.
Six: Serve with rice.
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Slow Cooker Lamb Rogan Josh
- 1 tbsp butter
- 350 g lamb fillet, cut in to chunks
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 6 shallots, diced
- 1 tbsp Fresh ginger, finely grated
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 0.5 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 0.5 tsp chilli powder (more if you like it spicy)
- 150 ml vegetable stock
- 200 g Chopped tomatoes
- 4 cup Spinach
- 3 tbsp 0% Greek yoghurt
- Firstly, heat the butter in a pan and then add the lamb. Gently cook for a couple of minutes, until browned.
- Put the shallots, garlic and ginger in to the pan with the lamb and gently cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the spices, stir and cook for one minute.
- Add the stock and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
- Pour the lamb mixture in to the slow cooker, put the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. 10 minutes before it is finished, stir through the spinach and replace the lid. Before serving, stir in the Greek yoghurt.
- Serve with rice.