- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
Cook this recipe inspired by saag paneer in just 30 minutes. It's a flavourful veggie curry that's heady with fresh ginger and cardamom. Serve with rice or naan breads
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 225g block of paneer , cut into 2cm cubes
- 1 large onion , roughly chopped
- thumb-sized piece of ginger , peeled
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 5 tbsp korma paste
- 3 cardamom pods , crushed
- 70g ground almonds
- 500ml vegetable stock
- 150g spinach
- 100g Greek yogurt
- rice or naan breads, to serve (optional)
- STEP 1
Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a deep frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the paneer cubes and fry for 5 mins, turning regularly, so each side is golden brown. Remove with tongs and put on a plate lined with kitchen paper.
- STEP 2
Put the onion, ginger and garlic in a food processor with a splash of water and blitz until completely smooth. Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the onion mixture and a pinch of salt, and fry for 10 mins or until lightly golden. Add the korma paste and cardamom, and fry for 1 min. Stir in the ground almonds and fry for 1 min to make a thick paste.
- STEP 3
Add the stock, bring to a simmer and cook for 5-10 mins, uncovered, or until reduced a little. Add the spinach to the sauce and cook for 5 mins. Stir through the yogurt and paneer, and season generously. Serve with rice or warm naan breads.