Slow Cooker Lamb Rogan Josh Recipe

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If you are looking for a slow cooker curry that is packed with flavour, leaves the meat really tender and is perfect for cooking in bulk and freezing then this slow cooker Lamb Rogan Josh could be the perfect recipe for you!

There’s a simple way of making this into a beef or chicken curry at the end too – happy experimenting. You really can’t go wrong with this Indian recipe and it’s as good as a takeaway – but a hell of a lot cheaper! This may be why it’s one of our most loved slow cooker recipes.

Slow Cooker Lamb Rogan Josh
Slow cooker lamb rogan josh served with rice

Can I make Beef Rogan Josh instead of Lamb Rogan Josh?

You can substitute the lamb in this slow cooker lamb curry recipe for beef and change the lamb stock to beef stock to make a slow cooker beef rogan josh which just as nice! It’s a family favourite meal and so nice served with naan and poppadoms.

Even the children really enjoy it and the flavours infuse wonderfully in the slow cooker. It’s also great for batch cooking and freezing for a tasty meal when you’re short of time.

Curries are amazing in the slow cooker as the longer you cook them for the more flavour they get plus, if you freeze them and use later they seem to get even more flavour still.

You can turn this slow cooker rogan josh into a beef recipe by switching the lamb for beef and the lamb stock for beef stock. You could even make slow cooker chicken rogan josh with chicken thighs and chicken stock – it’s such a simple and adaptable recipe. You can even add vegetables if you’re feeling adventurous.

We use crushed dried chillies in this recipe but if you don’t have any you can always use a tsp chilli powder instead if you wanted. Also, a lot of people like using tomato puree in recipes like this to add more depth to the colour of them. Feel free to add a tbsp tomato puree if you like too.

This is our go-to Indian lamb curry for the whole family and even the children love it. The easy lamb rogan josh slow cooker recipe is great for a midweek dinner when you’re short of time – it can be put on in the morning and then done when you’re ready for dinner and the flavours just keep improving whilst it’s slow cooking.

What to serve with lamb rogan josh?

We serve this easy lamb curry simply with rice and naan bread but you could have a whole host of Indian sides with it too. You could also stir through some plain yogurt at the end if you like a creamy curry instead of the creme fraiche.

If you’re looking for more recipes to try you could give our Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken, Slow Cooked Turkey, Sausage and Bacon Pie or Slow Cooker Turkey and Sausage Stew a go. You can find all our recipes to date here.

So here is my Slow Cooked Lamb Rogan Josh Recipe – Happy Cooking!

Ingredients

  • Spray oil
  • 750 g diced lamb – lamb shoulder is perfect!
  • 2 onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2.5 cm fresh root ginger peeled and chopped (although I use a teaspoon of this so much easier!)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsps ground coriander
  • 2 tsps cumin seeds roughly crushed
  • 2 tsps garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp crushed dried chillies
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 300 ml lamb stock
  • 4 tablespoons creme fraiche

Instructions

  • Heat a frying pan and spray with oil. Add the lamb and fry over a medium heat until browned. Transfer to the slow cooker pot with a slotted spoon.
  • Add the onions to the frying pan and fry until softened. Stir in the garlic, ginger, spices and dried chillies and cook for a couple of minutes. Stir in the flour and then add the tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil whilst stirring.
  • Pour the mixture over the lamb in the slow cooker pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Just before serving stir in the creme fraiche.

If you’d like to print or pin the Slow Cooked Lamb Rogan Josh Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Lamb Rogan Josh Recipe

This curry is so full of flavour and a great option to put on to cook before going to work, knowing that it will be ready when you are. The longer you cook it for the more flavour it has and it freezes really well too – perfect for batch cooking.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword curry, indian, recipe, rogan josh
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • Spray oil
  • 750 g diced lamb
  • 2 onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2.5 cm fresh root ginger peeled and chopped (although I use this – (a teaspoon of) so much easier!)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 reaspoons cumin seeds roughly crushed
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried chillies
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 300 ml lamb stock
  • 4 tablespoons creme fraiche

Instructions

  • Heat a frying pan and spray with oil. Add the lamb and fry until browned. Transfer to the slow cooker pot with a slotted spoon.
  • Add the onions to the frying pan and fry until softened. Stir in the garlic, ginger, spices and dried chillies and cook for a couple of minutes. Stir in the flour and then add the tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil whilst stirring.
  • Pour the mixture over the lamb in the slow cooker pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Just before serving stir in the creme fraiche.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Lamb Rogan Josh Recipe in the Slow Cooker

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