Make this speedy paneer and chickpea curry and serve with our pilau rice or naan bread. Also check out our paneer tikka masala, sweet potato and chickpea curry, mutter paneer, spinach, chickpea and potato curry and more vegetarian curry recipes. Also read our guide on what is paneer and where to buy it for advice on sourcing this popular cheese.


  • 1 tbsp tikka masala paste
  • 125g natural yogurt
  • 70g paneer, cut into 1cm cubes
  • ½ tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 5g coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 10g mint leaves, finely chopped, plus extra to garnish
  • ½ lemon, juiced, plus wedges to serve
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 wholewheat chapatis


  • STEP 1

    Combine the curry paste and 2 tbsp of the yogurt in a bowl. Add the paneer and stir to coat. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Cook the onion and pepper, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes until softened. Add the paneer and chickpeas, and cook for 1 minute. Add 50ml of water, bring to a boil, then simmer for a further 2 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, combine the remaining yogurt with the herbs, lemon juice and cumin, then season. Divide the curry between two bowls and serve with the chapatis, mint leaves and lemon wedges to squeeze over.


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