Speedy paneer curry

Speedy paneer curry
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min

Forget takeaways. Our speedy paneer curry can be on the table in 15 minutes, and contains just 250 calories per serving.

Our quick paneer and chickpea curry is also ideal for nights when you don’t want to linger in the kitchen.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
250kcals
Fat
17.9g (9.3g saturated)
Protein
15.8g
Carbohydrates
5.4g (3.7g sugars)
Fibre
2.1g
Salt
0.1g
Calories
250kcals
Fat
17.9g (9.3g saturated)
Protein
15.8g
Carbohydrates
5.4g (3.7g sugars)
Fibre
2.1g
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • Glug sunflower or rapeseed oil
  • 226g pack paneer, cut into chunks (we used Everest, from Tesco and Waitrose)
  • 40g bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • ½ small bunch mint, leaves picked
  • 5cm fresh ginger, grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Juice 2 lemons and 1 lime
  • 100g (about 8 tbsp) greek yogurt, plus extra to serve
  • 4 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tbsp garam masala, plus extra to serve
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut, toasted in a dry pan
  • Steamed rice or naans and mango chutney to serve

Method

  1. Heat a glug of oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the paneer on all sides until brown and crisp – give it a good 3-4 minutes on each side. Add a good grinding of black pepper to season.
  2. Meanwhile, put the coriander, mint, ginger, garlic, half the lemon/lime juice, yogurt, half the spinach and all the spices in a blender or food processor. Season with salt, then whizz to a smooth purée. Using a spatula, scrape the sauce into the pan, then stir to coat the paneer and heat through.
  3. Add the remaining lemon/lime juice to taste, then stir in the remaining spinach leaves and cook until just wilted, scatter with toasted coconut and extra garam masala, then serve with steamed basmati rice or naans and the extra yogurt and mango chutney on the side.

Recipe By

Jen Bedloe

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