Paneer with broccoli & sesame

Paneer with broccoli & sesame

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Serve this vegetarian dish made with Indian cheese, paneer, as part of a curry night or with rice as a midweek supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal195
  • fat14g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 200g sprouting broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • pinch asafoetida

    Asafoetida

    Ass-a-feh-te-dah/Ass-a-feh-tee-dah

    This is a gum from a variety of giant fennel, which naturally has a horrid and offensive smell,…

  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 large green chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 6 curry leaves
  • 1 medium onion, sliced

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 140g paneer cheese, cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp ground mace

Method

  1. Trim the broccoli and boil or steam for 5-6 mins until tender but firm to the bite. Drain and cool under cold running water. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, then add the asafoetida, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, chilli, mustard seeds and the curry leaves. Cook for 1 min until fragrant, then add the onion and cook another 2 mins.

  2. Throw in the paneer, ginger and garlic, and season. Cook on a medium heat for 4-5 mins until the paneer turns golden. Add the broccoli and mix through the paneer and spices, then add lemon juice, mace and twist of pepper.

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Comments (8)

kingtwig's picture
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Very nice, light meal. My suggestion would be to maybe fry the paneer in a little oil before doing the rest of the dish, and then just mix it through towards the end. I had trouble getting my paneer "golden brown". Tasty though :o) Will be doing again if I feel in a paneer buying mood :o)

queenamy's picture
5

Just finished eating this, and it was really yum!

zoutbestendig's picture

Usually slightly larger Sainsbury's sell paneer; in ours it is just with the cheese. It is also reasonably priced (1.49-1.69), so good for budget cooking.

drlizprince's picture

You can make your own paneer by bringing milk to the boil then adding a dash lemon juice or vinegar to curdle it. Stir gently then strain through muslin or a fine sieve to collect the solids. If you want a solid lump to cut into pieces, wrap in a muslin cloth and put a weight on top and leave for a few hours or overnight in the fridge. You don't get much solid from skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, so better to use full fat for this.

jane911's picture

you could try haloumi

edwa453's picture
5

I did this to accompany Indian Shepherds pie for friends on the Royal Wedding day. It went down a storm with adults and kids alike. We were fighting over the last bits in the bottom of the bowl! Really tasty!

felicityday's picture
5

Really easy and tasty. My meat loving husband loved it. Worked really well with the spicy rice suggested. I could not find paneer so used halloumi and I left out the chilli as prefer things not too spicy.

portuguese_kate's picture

Can someone suggest an alternative cheese to paneer as impossible to buy where I live?

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