Spiced broccoli with paneer

Spiced broccoli with paneer

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Paneer cheese makes a great ingredient for vegetarian curries. This one is spiced up with garam masala

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal529
  • fat40g
  • saturates21g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre8g
  • protein37g
  • salt1.3g


  • 1 large head broccoli, broken into florets



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

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 225g pack paneer, sliced
  • 1 tsp garam masala
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • naan bread, to serve


  1. Cook the broccoli in a large pan of boiling salted water for 3-4 mins. Save a little of the cooking water, then drain broccoli and set aside in the colander.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Season, then fry the paneer for 2-3 mins on each side until golden. Move the paneer to the edge of the pan and add the garam masala, garlic, chilli and reserved cooking water. Cook for 2 mins, then return broccoli to the pan, with the lemon zest and juice. Toss everything together to heat through and serve with warm naan breads.

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2nd Oct, 2016
There aren't many recipes around that can marry off two of these ingredients so well . Heathy and effortless weekday dish that my little one also likes . Cheers Goodfood
20th Jan, 2015
Just too much lemon, maybe my lemon was too large? It bleached the broccoli and therefore looked really unappetising. I could hardly taste the other ingredients.
19th Aug, 2014
Absolutely delicious!!!! Fresh, zingy and surprisingly filling as a main course. Worked well with a cauli and broccoli mix. Making it again tonight, at this rate I could easily turn vegetarian!
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