Pork Rogan Josh
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan. Add half of the pork and fry until nicely browned all over. Transfer to a plate and fry the rest of the meat. Set aside.
Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan, then fry the cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves for a few seconds. Add the onions and fry for 6–7 minutes, until nicely browned. Add the garlic, chilli and ginger and fry for 2 minutes, then add the ground spices with the fresh coriander and fry for another minute. Add the yogurt a tablespoon at a time, frying for about 30 seconds between each addition.
Return the pork to the pan and stir in the tomatoes with the lentils and stock. Season to taste, cover and simmer very gently for about 2 hours (or 1 hour if using tenderloin), until the pork is meltingly tender but still holding its shape and the sauce has reduced and thickened.
Steamed Fragrant Rice
Wash the rice in numerous changes of cold water until the water runs relatively clear. Cover with more cold water and leave to soak for 7 minutes, then drain well.
Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan that is approximately 20cm (8in) in diameter. Add the cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and bay leaf and cook gently over a low heat for 1–2 minutes, until they start to smell aromatic.
Stir in the rice and add the boiling water and salt, then quickly bring to the boil. Stir once, cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce the heat to low and cook over a low heat for 12 minutes. Uncover, fluff up the grains with a fork and serve at once.
Cut the cucumber in half, then use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds and discard them. Grate the flesh and place in a tea towel, then squeeze out all the excess water. Put in a bowl with the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, chilli and mint. Season to taste with salt and pepper and cover with cling film. Keep in the fridge until needed.
Sriracha Spiced Yogurt
Place the yogurt in a bowl and mix together with the lemon juice, Sriracha sauce and paprika and season with salt and pepper. Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge until needed.