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Indian Vegetarian Curry with Paneer and Peas


indian vegetarian curry recipe

This is a very satisfying vegetarian Indian curry dish made with a tomato cream base, paneer and peas. If you’re not familiar with paneer, it’s a rennet-free cheese product that is popular in South Asian cooking. While it is technically a cheese, it has the texture of tofu. It also absorbs the flavors of what it’s cooked in, much like tofu. This curry recipe is is quite easy to make and can be on your plate in about 30 minutes.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1 – 14 oz can stewed tomatoes, blended into a puree
  • 8 oz paneer diced into 1-inch cubes (half a package)
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

 This Indian curry recipe makes 4 servings.



Gather up and prepare all your ingredients including dicing the onion, creating your tomato puree, dicing the paneer, etc. You can also put all your seasonings and spices into a small bowl and set them aside.

curry ingredients

tomato puree

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the garlic and onion. Cook for a few minutes until tender. Add the seasoning and mix thoroughly. Now add the tomato puree and continue to stir until heated through.

add puree

Next add the peas and paneer, stirring occasionally. Cook for about 3 minutes to fully heat the paneer and cook the peas. Add the sour cream and mix thoroughly.

Serve curry with basmati rice and naan bread.



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