Paneer in herby tomato sauce

Paneer in herby tomato sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Try this healthier take on a tikka masala and enjoy the flavour without the calories

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
607
protein
44g
carbs
24g
fat
38g
saturates
23g
fibre
8g
sugar
3g
salt
3.26g

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 green chilli, chopped and seeded
  • 3cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 150g tub Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp light muscovado sugar
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves and stems
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 250g frozen peas
  • 227g pack paneer, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 2-3 firm red tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • a handful of roasted cashew nuts, chopped, to serve

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Method

  1. Toast the cumin seeds in a heavy pan to darken – about 30 seconds. Crush roughly with a rolling pin, then tip into a blender with the chilli, ginger, yogurt, sugar, garam masala, coriander, lime juice, tomato purée and 200ml/7fl oz water. Blitz until smooth.
  2. Pour the sauce into a saucepan. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the peas and simmer for 3-5 minutes until almost cooked.
  3. Stir in the paneer and tomato and heat through for 2-3 minutes. Scatter with cashews.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2003

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beanslover's picture
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Just made this for dinner. I am a paneer addict, and it was nice to find a tasty recipe that was quick! I, too, fried my paneer first, but not in oil - I always do. I used low fat yogurt, and I only added water at the end, bit by bit until it was the consistency I liked - oh, and I didn't add sugar (it's definitely sweet enough). I did season with salt also! Otherwise stuck to the receipe!!

keithwakeford's picture
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Just made this. Tastes lovely, although made it a little hotter than the recipe suggests. Only used 100ml of water though and it turned out perfect. Great quick and easy dish

dancingbunny's picture
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Mine was really runny too, had to cook an extra 10 minutes to get it to reduce. It tasted really strange at first, but as we kept eating we got used to the flavours and we quite liked it in the end.

pipe-o's picture
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I had to fry the paneer - I can't ever not! This is super-easy and quick.

sololiz's picture
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I needed to cook the tomatoes through at the end for more like 10-12 mins to soften them up. Nice flavours but very high in sat fat to have too often.

frankilito's picture

this is nice and eseay to cook and not a lot of time of preparesion.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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I doubled up on the recipe to serve 4 people, but it was too watery. If I made it again, I would double up on everything but just add 200ml water. The sauce tasted really lovely and fresh though.

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