Cauliflower, paneer & pea curry

Cauliflower, paneer & pea curry

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(86 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Ready in less than an hour, this easy, vegetarian curry recipe made with pan-fried Indian cheese and vegetables is also cheap to prepare

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal321
  • fat14g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre9g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 225g pack paneer, cut into cubes
  • 1 head of cauliflower, broken into small florets
    Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

    coll-ee-fl-ow-ah

    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 2 onions, thickly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 heaped tbsp tikka masala paste
  • 500g carton passata
  • 200g frozen peas
  • small pack coriander, roughly chopped
  • basmati rice or naan breads, to serve
  • raita or your favourite chutney, to serve

Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large non-stick frying pan, add the paneer and fry gently until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the remaining oil and the cauliflower to the pan, and cook for 10 mins until browned. Add the onions, and a little more oil if needed, and cook for a further 5 mins until softened. Stir in the garlic and curry paste, then pour in the passata and 250ml water, and season. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 18-20 mins or until the cauliflower is just tender.

  2. Add the frozen peas and crispy paneer to the pan and cook for a further 5 mins. Stir through most of the coriander and garnish with the rest. Serve with basmati rice or naan bread, raita or your favourite chutney.

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sycowdog
4th Dec, 2019
5.05
Made this recipe loads of times, its a fab meat free recipe for meat eaters. Rich and very fulfilling!
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Ngaire Guzzetti
3rd Dec, 2019
5.05
this was delish. I would recommend extra garlic for flavour. I used frozen cauliflower, would recommend pre-boiling before adding to the pan if you do the same. I used Jamie Oliver's quick curry paste recipe's to throw together the tikka paste (took approx 25 mins). But wow this was a scrummy!
Coco19
28th Sep, 2019
5.05
Tasty recipe! In line with other reviews, chop the cauliflower up fairly small. I used rogan josh paste pot as it was all I had but would probably make my own like the other reviewer next time. Anyone who says you can’t make inexpensive healthy meals quickly should try this.
rebobrocko
12th Sep, 2019
5.05
Love this meal, chop the paneer in large chunks as it can dry out if cut too small. We also sometimes try other curry pastes.
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caitlin orchard
8th Aug, 2019
5.05
This recipe is amazing made my own masala paste with Jamie Oliver's recipe as the store bought ones are really greasy and added 4 tbsp instead of 2, will be making again in the future
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Racket
13th Jun, 2019
5.05
So good ... I impressed with how tasty this dish is
Frantic Flapjack
19th Feb, 2019
5.05
Top curry. I didn't change a thing. Just be careful when frying the cauliflower as it tends to catch if you stop stirring it.
JannekeK
5th Feb, 2019
4.05
Very satisfying and filling! I used four heaped tbsp of tikka masala paste to spice things up a bit.
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Craig Wilkinson
8th Jan, 2019
5.05
Delicious and really filling. Served one portion with a wholemeal pitta and some soured cream and full full full! Easily substitute paneer with tofu or chicken for a lower fat version.
bikerbell
8th Jan, 2019
I really didn’t have any great expectations of this recipe but wanted something low cal. I halved the ingredients except the cheese (didn’t want to waste half a pack) and also used korma paste as that was all I had in. The end result was really delicious. I made sure that I made the cauliflower florets quite small after reading the reviews about needing to cook for longer, also used a little less water. Will definitely make again.

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Tr4cyA
18th Aug, 2019
does the nutritional information, the calories specifically, include the rice or nan or is it the curry only? Thank-you
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goodfoodteam
20th Aug, 2019
Our nutritional information does not include ingredients listed as 'to serve' or 'optional' so in this case the rice or naan and raita or chutney are not included.
Hija89
19th Jan, 2019
Can I freeze this?
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goodfoodteam
21st Jan, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can freeze this. All our freezable recipes are marked with a blue star above the nutritional information.
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