Rogan Josh, Lamb Shanks

Rogan Josh, Lamb Shanks

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"This lamb shank recipe was initially given to me as a family favorite from a work buddy. I've prepared it in a slow cooker and made it as easy as possible to prepare. It has a fantastic flavour and the meat just falls off the bone. I have made this in the oven as well and doubled the quantities for 4 people and it tasted just as good, only everybody went in for seconds and there were no leftovers."


8 h 40 m servings 811 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 811 kcal
  • 41%
  • Fat:
  • 38.2 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.3g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 51.2 g
  • 102%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 158 mg
  • 53%
  • Sodium:
  • 2378 mg
  • 95%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir the sour cream and all-purpose flour together in a small bowl until smooth and set aside. In a separate small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water to make a paste.
  2. Combine the chili powder, coriander, ginger, bouillon cubes, cardamom, tomatoes, water, nutmeg, salt and pepper in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Slowly add the cornstarch paste to the tomato mixture, stirring constantly; simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and slowly stir in the sour cream and flour mixture.
  3. Arrange the onions across the bottom of a slow cooker, lay the shanks on top of the onions and pour the prepared tomato mixture over the meat. Place the carrots, potatoes and mushrooms on top of the sauce.
  4. Cover and cook in the slow cooker on High for 8 hours.


  • If cooking in the oven, bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in a covered dish for 2 1/2 hours.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 24 Ratings


this was very good, nothing at all like the rogan josh you get at an indian restraunt but the sauce was incredible... i used lamb steaks instead of shanks because i didnt have any shanks and t...

Just a tip(s) for the person who thought the lamb was too greasy. --Brown the lamb shanks well before placing in tomato mixture. Browning helps melt excess fat and enhances the flavor. --When d...

I altered the recipe alot! I added 1 tsp chopped chillies, 1 tbsp of garam masala, an extra tin of tomatoes, fresh cherry tomatoes & I left out the carrots and mushrooms ( I just couldn't add th...

Confession: I gathered most of the ingredients for this at the grocery store before I arrived at the lamb section and balked at the prices (yes, I'm a lamb newbie). So, I made the recipe with 12...

After scanning this recipe I made changes according to what I had in the fridge (no carrots and no mushrooms). I have to say, this meal tastes fantastic. I think it's because of the spice combi...

This is an awsome recipe. My 9 year old even loved it. Tasted a lot like beef stew. No "gamey" lamb flavor to it. I used fresh red new potatoes and baby carrots. I also substituted the whole car...

Very tender meat and savory sauce. I am sensitive to all milk products so I used non-dairy 'sour cream.'

This got 4 stars because my husband gives it 3 1/2 and I give it 4 1/2... Very easy to prepare provided you have the spices on hand. It was hard for me to imagine how this would taste but it co...

Wonderful! I made this on a rainy, cold Sunday and it was perfect. I would not change a thing. This recipe is flavorful, but not spicy. It is well worth the wait- thank you!