Paneer in coconut gravy

Now that the weather is hotting up its only right to have food that transports you to the beach!

This curry is the perfect blend of spicy, fresh and creamy and is like a nice big bowl of liquid sunshine 🙂 

What you need:

  • One packet paneer (cut into cubes)
  • One red onion diced
  • One large tomato pureed
  • One green chilli diced
  • One green pepper diced
  • Handful green peas
  • One teaspoon cumin seeds
  • One teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Couple of curry leaves 
  • One teaspoon cumin powder
  • One teaspoon coriander powder
  • One teaspoon garam masala
  • Quarter teaspoon red chilli powder (add more if you want it hotter!)
  • Salt
  • Quarter teaspoon crushed black peppee
  • Half a tin of coconut milk
  • One tablespoon ginger
  • One tablespoon garlic
  • Two tablespoons ghee/coconut oil
  • Coriander
  • Lemon

Heat the tablespoons of ghee/coconut oil in your pan.

Add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds to the pan and when they start sizzling turn the heat to medium and add the onions. 

Cook this for 2-3 mins and then add the garlic, ginger, chilli and green pepper. 

After 2 minutes add the pureed tomato to this mix, the curry leaves and all the ground spices except garam masala.

Let this cook for 3-4 minutes and then add the paneer, peas, the coconut milk and the garam masala.

Cover the pan and let this cook until the curry has changed to a darker colour and the consistency is thicker – around 15 minutes. 

Garnish with coriander and squeeze in some lemon and salt according to the taste.

Stir well and serve with either rice or chapattis 🙂


About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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  1. Pooja doshi wrote:

    definitely looking yuuup my and healthy easy recipe. Giving it a shot this week. Thanks heaps for sharing this.

    Posted 4.20.15 Reply
    • Binny wrote:

      Let me know how it goes :)))

      Posted 4.20.15 Reply
  2. Sara wrote:

    Hi Binny, I tried this recipe and while it was really yummy, it didn’t look like the picture. I am in Canada and I think csn sizes are different from the UK. Could you please put the quantities for the paneer and coconut milk? I think those are the measurements where I was off. Thank you

    Posted 1.3.16 Reply
    • Binny wrote:

      Hi Sara sure will do!

      Posted 1.3.16 Reply
    • Binny wrote:

      Haven’t forgotten will do as soon as I go get a can and packet of paneer 🙂

      Posted 1.5.16 Reply
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