Spiced broccoli, paneer & peas with garam masala cashews served on a plate

Spiced broccoli, paneer & peas with garam masala cashews

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins plus at least 2 hrs marinating


Serves 4

Serve this subtly spiced broccoli and paneer dish with naan breads or rotis. A meat-free, veg-packed main, perfect for Friday night

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal509
  • fat29g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre16g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated



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

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 1 tbsp garam masala, plus an extra 1 tsp
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

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

  • 225g block paneer, cut into 2cm cubes
  • small bunch of coriander, chopped
  • 100g fat-free natural yogurt
  • 50g cashews



    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets and stem cut into 2cm chunks



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

  • 400g Brussels sprouts, halved or quartered
    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts

    bruss-ell spr-ow-t

    The quintessential Christmas dinner veg, Brussels sprouts are thought to have been cultivated in…

  • 250g defrosted peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 1 lime, juiced, plus wedges to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • mango chutney and naan breads or rotis, warmed, to serve


  1. Whisk 1 tbsp of the oil with the ginger, garlic, cumin, turmeric, 1 tbsp garam masala and some seasoning in a bowl. Add the paneer and stir in the mixture to coat it, then leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hrs, or overnight.

  2. Blend the coriander and yogurt with a stick blender or in a small food processor with a pinch of salt until you get a green sauce. Keep in the fridge for serving later.

  3. Heat the grill to medium. Tip the cashews into a shallow baking tray, then toss with 1 tsp garam masala and ½ tsp sea salt. Grill for 2 mins until toasted and golden, tossing again halfway through. Tip into a bowl and set aside.

  4. Toss the broccoli and sprouts with the remaining oil. Season and spread out on the tray you used for the cashews and grill for 10 mins until just starting to turn tender, tossing halfway through. Mix in the paneer along with its marinade and grill again for 10 mins, until golden and lightly charred. Scatter over the peas and toss everything together well. Warm through for 1-2 mins under the grill (don’t leave for too long or the peas will shrivel).

  5. Scatter over the spiced cashews, then squeeze over the lime juice. Drizzle with the yogurt dressing and serve with the chutney, naan breads or rotis and lime wedges to squeeze over.

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