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Spiced Paneer Recipe with Chilli Green Lentils

Spiced paneer with chilli green lentils

Published: February 5, 2016 at 10:18 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

This spiced paneer with chilli green lentils recipe is vegetarian, easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes – perfect for midweek meal

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal621
fat39.1g
saturates21.1g
carbs28.2g
fibre7.8g
protein35.2g
salt0.7g
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Try this recipe for spiced paneer with chilli lentils, then check out our chilli paneer.

Ingredients

  • 75g green lentils
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • a thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric, plus a pinch extra
  • 1 tsp garam masala, plus extra for the paneer
  • a small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 230g block paneer, cut into wedges or cubes
  • groundnut or sunflower oil
  • to serve naan bread

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the first 7 ingredients in a pan and bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. Drain or boil off any excess liquid, then stir in most of the coriander.

  • STEP 2

    Toss the paneer with some oil, seasoning and a little more turmeric and garam masala and fry in a non-stick frying pan until golden. Spoon the lentils onto plates, top with the paneer and remaining coriander and serve with naan bread.

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