Lamb Rogan Josh Pie
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A pie with lamb curry in it. Could be the taste sensation you have been waiting for. Or not. I have used a slow cooker but you could just cook it in the oven
Recipe type: potential disaster
Cuisine: Fusion
Serves: 4
  • 1kg boned lamb cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 125g natural yoghurt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 8 tablespoons lentils
  • 225ml water
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 pack of ready to roll shortcrust pastry
  • 1 pack of ready to roll puff pastry
  • 1 egg beaten
  • pinch of fresh coriander
  1. Fry the onions until sweated (I do this in my slow cooker to keep all the flavours in)
  2. Stir in the yogurt
  3. Add all the spices and stir and allow to cook into the yogurt a bit. Probably ten minutes or so.
  4. Add the lamb and stir until all coated with the sauce.
  5. Tip in the can of tomatoes and give it one last stir.
  6. Leave it to cook for two hours
  7. Add the lentils and water and allow to cook for another two hours.
  8. Allow curry to cool (preferably overnight so it is completely cold as any warmth could melt the pastry)
  9. Grease pie dish and put in a preheated oven at 180 degrees to warm (that's a tip from Camilla at Higgidy) as it helps to stop soggy bottoms.
  10. Roll out shortcrust pastry
  11. Line pastry dish with the shortcrust pastry, prick the base with a fork and put some rice on top to keep it flat (or baking beans if you have them) and bake in the oven for ten minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and fill pie dish with lamb rogan josh
  13. Sprinkle chopped coriander on top of curry.
  14. Roll out puff pastry and add a lid to the pie dish, coating edges where the two pastries will meet with egg wash to help them stick. Use a pie funnel to make an air hole, or cut a hole in the pastry to allow air to escape.
  15. Brush egg over top of pie
  16. Cook in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe by Mummy Barrow at