Rogan Josh Paste

If you’re going to make any Indian dish, there is nothing better than starting from scratch and making your own paste instead of using one from a jar. Why? It just tastes better and the smells are just like you are in the kitchen of someones home in India. You can’t get any better than that! Unless it’s in your own kitchen.

This literally takes 10 minutes and will give your four to five meals depending on what dishes you’re going to use it for. A good tip is that once you make your paste, just leave it for a few hours before you use it. Just so all the flavours come together.

Rogan Josh Paste

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Dad’s Home Kitchen with Jase Pashley Cuisine: Indian


Prep time




  • 1 tsp black peppercorns

  • 2 tsp coriander seeds

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 red chilli

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • Fresh ginger (thumb size)

  • 80 g Jared roasted Capsicum (peppers)

  • 1 Tbsp Sweet paprika

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 2 tsp garam masala

  • 1 tsp tumeric

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 Tbsp of tomato paste

  • Handful of fresh coriander


  • Heat your fry pan on a medium heat and lightly toast the cumin, coriander & peppercorns then grind them in a food processor or pestle & mortar.
  • Add the rest of the ingreidents to the processor & wiz until you have your paste.

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