Rogan Josh (Indian Lamb Curry) Recipe

This month, we have had a focus on healthy eating. 

To give you a good idea on how to do that, we are providing some recipes Dr. Michelle recently posted on her Instagram.  Check this one out!

“This Curry dish is a great way to bring new flavors into your home. Perfect food to try in the fall!

It may seem like a lot of ingredients, but most of them are just spices. ✨

Rogan Josh (Indian Lamb Curry) Recipe

Recipe by Dr. Michelle JorgensenCourse: DinnerCuisine: Indian


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  • 4 tbsp butter (1/2 stick)

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 6 green cardamom pods, lightly bruised

  • 4 cloves

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced

  • 1 tbsp ginger, finely grated

  • 2 tbsp paprika

  • 3/4 tsp chili powder (or to taste)

  • 4 tsp ground coriander

  • 4 tsp ground cumin

  • 2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1 tsp garam marsala

  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder

  • 5 tbsp tomato sauce

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 lb lamb roast, cut into 1" cubes

  • 1.5 cups chicken stock


  • Melt butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, and cloves, and lightly roast for about a minute.

  • Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent, then add garlic and ginger and stir until fragrant.

  • Add spices: paprika, chili powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric, nutmeg, garam marsala, and fennel powder, and stir for 30 seconds.

  • Add tomato sauce, salt, and chicken stock, and stir together before adding the cut lamb roast.

  • Let cook, covered, on low-medium heat for about 1 hour 45 minutes. Lamb will be tender when pierced with fork.

  • Remove lid and cook for another 15 minutes to reduce sauce.

  • When reduced, add 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp fennel powder, and 1/2 cup plain or greek yogurt.

  • Remove from heat and enjoy with rice.


  • Adapted from
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Dr. Michelle Jorgensen

Dr. Michelle Jorgensen is an author, speaker, teacher, biologic/holistic dentist, and health and wellness, provider.

Dr. Michelle and her family have built and run the Living Well Homestead where they strive to live a self-sufficient life. She lives what she teaches and shares life lessons from her own personal experiences daily.