Rogan Josh shepherd's pie

servings 8
1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

Rogan Josh shepherd's pie mix

  • 1.2kg lean diced lamb leg
  • 3 onions
  • 3 tbsp of Rogan Josh spice paste
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp of low fat natural yoghurt
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100g of celeriac, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100g of turnip, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp of coriander, chopped
  • 4 tbsp of sunflower oil

Spice mix

  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 3 green cardamom pods

Mashed potato topping

  • 850g of mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric, optional
  • 30g of half fat medium cheese, grated

Method

1
To prepare the spices for the spice mix, grind using a pestle and mortar or coffee grinder and set aside
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 3 green cardamom pods
2
Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan and add the cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaves, and garlic
  • 4 tbsp of sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp of garlic, chopped
3
Finely dice 2 of the onions and cut the other onion into thin rings. Once the garlic turns golden in colour, add the onion. Cook until the onions are soft
  • 3 onions
4
Once soft, add the diced lamb leg and cook until browned and half-cooked, for 10-15 minutes. Add the chilli powder and Rogan Josh spice paste
  • 1.2kg lean diced lamb leg
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp of Rogan Josh spice paste
5
Stir well for another 5 minutes then add the yoghurt. Cook for another 20 minutes until the meat is tender
  • 2 tbsp of low fat natural yoghurt
6
Add the vegetables, then slowly stir in the spice mix, cook for another 5-8 minutes. Check the seasoning and add the coriander leaves
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100g of celeriac, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100g of turnip, peeled and finely chopped
  • 10 tbsp of coriander, chopped
7
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
8
Reheat the mashed potato in the microwave with a dash of water until piping hot. Stir in the turmeric (if using) and grated cheese until combined
  • 850g of mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric, optional
  • 30g of half fat medium cheese, grated
9
Transfer the meat to a pie dish and top off with a layer of the mashed potatoes. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes
10
Remove the shepherd's pie from the oven and divide onto plates. Serve immediately