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Spiced paneer

Spiced paneer

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Ready in 40-50 minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 as a main, or 6-8 as a side dish

Indian cheese paneer makes a great vegetarian dish as it holds its form – flavour with fenugreek and garam masala

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving for four
NutrientUnit
kcal463
fat34g
saturates16g
carbs16g
sugars3g
fibre2g
protein24g
salt3.75g
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Ingredients

  • vegetable oil , for frying
  • 400g paneer , cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
  • knob of ginger , peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes , chopped
  • 1½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seed
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp clear honey

To finish

  • small handful of fresh coriander , chopped
  • small knob of ginger , peeled and shredded into matchsticks
  • 1 small red and 1 small green pepper , seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions , finely shredded

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat 1cm oil in a large frying pan and fry the paneer in batches until golden brown – watch out as the oil spits. Scoop it on to kitchen paper.

  • STEP 2

    Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and gently fry the coriander seeds, ginger, chilli and onion for about 8- 10 minutes until golden. Tip in the tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes until they start to soften. Add the other spices and honey, stir and simmer for a few minutes.

  • STEP 3

    Tip the paneer into the sauce and stir. Simmer for a few minutes, then add the chopped coriander and shredded ginger. Serve sprinkled with peppers and spring onions.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2003

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