I like my name, not only is it reasonably uncommon (well at my age anyway, it's rather popular amongst kids nowadays) it's also a verb (just joshing with you) and the name of a curry (rumour has it it may be pronounced differently though). As this is a culinary not literary blog I'm going to be focusing on the Rogan Josh. I think the only time I've had this before was a cheapo sauce out of a jar at uni so I turned to the fantastic Mamta's Kitchen for a recipe.
I've never had bad recipe from Mamta's site but I did have a look around at others anyway. One thing that struck me in my research was the focus on tomatoes in Mamta's recipe compared to yoghurt in most others. I'm not normally one for altering recipes first time around but I decided to meet in the middle on this one. This meant the half cup of water was replaced with another 125ml of full-fat yoguhrt with the aim of a creamier sauce. Due to the contents of my fridge the tomatoes were replaced with half a tin of tomatoes and their juice and I also stuck four thin finger green chilies in to heat it up a bit. Outside of that it was Mamta's recipe.
What of the taste? I'm glad I added the extra yoghurt as I was left with a fantastically rich sauce with delicate but complex spicing. I love coriander and chilies and as always they worked well with tomatoes and lamb. I shall be making it again.