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Rogan Dipping Sauce

  • Heat Hot
  • Serves 10
Rogan Dipping Sauce

Hari says

It's great to have a thick spicy sauce with many different types of dishes. This one you can use as a dipping sauce for kebabs or as a base sauce with a grilled steak. Robust and meaty it's fairly simple to cook too.

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • Large pinch asafoetida
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 stick of cassia bark
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 whole dried Kashmiri chillies
  • 2 black cardamoms
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp fennel powder
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 heaped tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 50ml water (approx.)
  • 1 tsp garam masala



  1. Heat the mustard oil to smoking point. Leave to cool then reheat and add the asafoetida.
  2. Add all the whole spices - cumin seeds, cassia, cloves, whole dried Kashmiri chillies, black and green cardamoms and salt to taste.
  3. Once the spices become fragrant add tomatoes and fry until they become thick and pulpy.
  4. Reduce the heat and add the chilli powder with the ginger and fennel powders.
  5. Stir in the yoghurt 1 tablespoon at a time. Once mixed through place the lid on the pan and leave on the lowest heat setting to simmer gently for a few minutes. Add a little water if required but you want this to be nice and thick so nit too much.
  6. Once thickened add the garam masala and leave to cool a little.
  7. Using a hand blender blend to a smooth sauce and serve as a dipping sauce


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Comments (2)

  • Agata Patrizia Barbagallo

    Agata Patrizia Barbagallo

    22 March 2019 at 12:22 |
    Hi Hari I am an enthusiastic follower and i cook your reon a regular basis. I have not been able to find aesofetida, can I substitute it with another ingredient ?


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      22 March 2019 at 12:58 |
      Hi Agata Lovely to hear from you. I would suggest you use half and onion fry that and add 2 garlic cloves and fry then add the spices. One the sauce is done you can then blend it so its smooth. I hope that helps. Let me know how you get on. Hari


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