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Mutter Paneer (Paneer & Pea Curry)

It’s not a very summery dish but, given the weather this June Bank Holiday weekend, I was craving something spicy and comforting!


  • 250g of paneer, cubed
  • ¼ head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 cups of frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 tin of whole plum tomatoes
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 5cm ginger, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 mild green chillies, chopped
  • 100g crème fraiche
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder

Serves 4


  1. Soak the paneer in hot salted water for 20 mins or so, while you prepare the rest of the curry.
  2. Blend the onion, ginger, garlic and chillies in a food processor to form a paste. Fry in a little ghee or oil until beginning to colour
  3. Add the cumin, chilli powder and turmeric. Fry for a minute or two before adding the tomatoes and caulfllower florets. Simmer gently until the cauliflower is almost cooked, but still has a bit of bite
  4. Drain the paneer and fry in a seperate pan until golden brown. Add to the rest of the curry along with the crème fraiche and peas. Season to taste
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes, and stir through the garam masala before serving