Coriander Paneer Curry

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I make paneer in many ways but have not made one draped in a zinging coriander and peppery marinade. This curry turned out to be a refreshing change to a tomato base paneer curry which is extremely common in Indian restaurants.

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Blending all the main sauce ingredients together including the spices and seasoning before cooking, really adds an oomph to this dish! You’ll be surprised to know that I very much am an artist at work whilst cooking and this dish was the result of a bit of colour, texture and as much flavour as I could find to complete the final dish! I work with what I have and go with the flow! This is one thing I am absolutely loving about making up my own recipes.
Now that I have started, I just can’t stop!

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INGREDIENTS

250g paneer diced
1 tbsp sunflower oil
40g fresh coriander
1 green/yellow bell pepper chopped
1 large tomato chopped
2 cloves garlic
1½ tsp coriander & cumin powder
½ tsp red chilli powder
⅓ tsp turmeric
2 tsp shahi paneer masala
1 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
⅓ tsp mustard seeds
Tomato passata/puree for colour optional
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

METHOD

• Put all ingredients apart from the paneer, oil and lemon juice into food processor and blend until you have a marinade type of paste

• Heat the oil in a medium saucepan along with the mustard seeds, once they start to sizzle and pop, gently pour in the coriander paste and stir well

• Cover and simmer on a low heat for 6-8 minutes and then drop in the paneer cubes

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Make sure all the paneer is coated in the masala paste

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• To add a bit of colour stir in a little tomato puree or passata and then simmer again on a low heat for a further 15-20 minutes, until the paneer is soft and succulent

• Finally squeeze over a little fresh lemon juice and serve with some naan bread

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28 thoughts on “Coriander Paneer Curry

  1. This post is so timely! I bought some paneer and didn’t have a recipe to use, so I’m going to use yours! Looking forward to tasting it, looks delicious… 🙂

  2. Pingback: Paneer Curry with Chicken and Cashew Fried Rice | tea and sesame

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