This curry was made with pork instead of goat or lamb.
Three of the key ingredients in rogan josh are bay leaf, whole black cardamom pods and green cardamom seeds.
Closer view of bay leaves and two kinds of cardamom
And not surprisingly, chili is another key ingredient. Whole dried cayenne chilis are soaked in hot water then puréed.
We served the rogan josh with Swiss chard and naan
We loved rogan josh so much that we made it again a couple of days later and served it with beets & turnip with fennel seeds, spinach, pickled carrots, and naan with coriander leaf as a garnish.