Kashmiri rogan josh and savory waffles recipe
chickpeas, curry, lamb, mint, waffles
Rogan josh is a spicy dish of Persian or Kashmiri origin. Made with individual spices rather than a curry mix, this Kashmiri rogan josh, or lamb curry, has considerable depth of flavour. The waffles and raita provide a welcome cooling balance.
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unsweetened natural yogurt
I used kefir yogurt as it is not thickened
ground black pepper
stalks of fresh coriander
fresh red chillies
dried red chillies
skins and stalks removed
water, veggie, or chicken stock
peeled and diced into 10mm x 10 mm pieces
fresh or frozen
finely chopped fresh mint
all purpose flour
half and half milk and reserved pea water
salt and pepper
Prepare the lamb...
Peel and grate the ginger
Finely chop the garlic
Mix together ginger, garlic, turmeric, yogurt, black pepper, and lamb
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.
Cook the curry...
Preheat oven to 170 degC
Roughly chop the onions, peppers, fresh chilies, and the coriander stalks
Blitz in a blender/food processor until finely chopped
Remove the seeds from the cardamon pods
Toast cardamon seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, and coriander seeds.
Grind until a fine powder
Roughly chop the skinned tomatoes, removing the hard stalky bit.
In an oven ready pan...
Add sesame oil and 10 gm butter to the pan.
Add blitzed onions and peppers and cook until translucent
Add ground spices and cook until fragrant
Add the tomatoes, 2 cups of stock or water, and the marinated lamb mixture.
Add the cinnamon stick and bay leaves in a muslin bag.
Place the lid on the pot and put in the oven.
After 2 hours, gently stir in the diced sweet potato if using.
Put back in the oven for another hour.
Cook the peas in just enough boiling water to cover until soft.
Allow to cool then coarsely mash.
Whisk the eggs together
Whisk together the flour, eggs, baking powder, milk, salt and pepper, Should be the consistency of wet concrete. Add a little milk, or flour, to achieve the consistency.
Let the waffle batter rest for 20 minutes.
Add coarsely mashed peas and chopped mint to the waffle batter and gently combine. Only add as much waffle batter as needed.
Make the waffles.
Garnish with fresh coriander and mint leaves.
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