Easy paneer curry or matar paneer, is a delicious vegetarian curry with lots of aromatic spicing, but not too much heat. For something a little different serve the curry in a chapati or wrap with fresh salad.
bunch fresh coriander(finely chop leaves and stalks)
½red onion(finely sliced)
½cucumber(remove core and slice finely)
bunch fresh coriander(leaves only and roughly chopped)
Matar Paneer Curry
Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a non-stick frying pan, add the sliced paneer and saute gently on both sides, over a medium heat, until the cheese is lightly golden in colour. Do not walk away from the pan as the cheese tends to stick. Once golden remove from the pan and drain on some kitchen paper, set aside till later.
In a food processor blitz together the onion, garlic and ginger with 2 tbsp water into a paste. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp ghee in the frying pan, add the paste and cook gently for approximately 5 minutes. The paste should be cooked through but not colour.
Add all the dry spices to the pan, stirring constantly over a medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes to the pan and cook for a further minute.
Add the paneer back into the pan, along with the lemon juice, salt, peas, fresh coriander and water, bring to the boil stirring constantly.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce becomes thick.
Assemble all the salad ingredients together and serve alongside the curry.
Serving suggestion: Fill a chapati or wrap with this paneer curry and some crisp salad vegetables for added crunch. You can also drizzle over some chutneys for a real taste explosion.
Easy Paneer Curry (Matar Paneer)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 489Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Vitamin A 4326IU87%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only •