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Monday, 20 June 2022

Paneer and Roasted Vegetable Curry : The Mary Berry Way

Paneer is an Indian cheese with a mild flavour, that stays firm when roasted. It is combined with roasted cauliflower and sweet potato in this deliciously rich, satisfying and creamy curry.

Paneer is made from curdling cow’s milk with a vegetable-derived acid (like lemon juice), it has the same solid consistency as halloumi (and looks the same to the naked eye). Although it has the desirable non-melting properties of halloumi, it isn’t as salty and flavoursome so it works better in curries or with sauces rather than dry.

Serves 4 - 6
4 tbsp sunflower oil
1 cauliflower, cut into florets
300g/10½oz sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2cm/¾in chunks
225g/8oz paneer, cut into 1cm/½in dice
2 onions, sliced
3cm/1¼in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp garam masala
¼ tsp ground cloves
2 tbsp plain flour
600ml/20fl oz hot vegetable stock
2 tbsp mango chutney
150ml/¼ pint double cream
115g/4oz baby spinach
1 lemon, juice only
salt and freshly ground black pepper
To Serve - Suggested Options
Cauliflower Rice - the lower carb alternative
some readers may prefer some freshly cooked rice
1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.
2. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the oil into a large roasting tin, add the cauliflower and sweet potato and stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper and roast for about 15 minutes.
3. Add the paneer to one end of the roasting tin and return to the oven for 5–10 minutes, turning halfway through, until the cheese is golden on both sides, the cauliflower is golden and the sweet potato is tender.
4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large, deep frying pan. Add the onions and ginger and fry for 5–10 minutes, or until softened. Sprinkle in the spices and flour and stir over the heat for a few seconds. Gradually pour in the stock, stirring until thickened, and simmer for a few minutes over a high heat.
5. Stir in the mango chutney, cream, roasted cauliflower and sweet potato and the spinach. Stir until heated through and the spinach has wilted. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
6. Add the paneer at the last moment and serve piping hot, with your choice of rice.
From original idea here

Mary Berry, is one of the best-known and respected cookery writers and broadcasters in the UK. She describes her cooking style as 'family' - practical, healthy recipes that incorporate lots of fresh ingredients.

'Posh Roasted Vegetables - The Mary Berry Way'
You may have seen this popular vegetarian recipe suggestion from Mary before.
It is a different take on a classic ratatouille with the vegetables arranged prettily in a dish,
and you serve it in slices, see here

A variety of recipe ideas are within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

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All the best Jan


kathyinozarks said...

sounds delicious, I am not familiar with the cheese though thanks for sharing.
Happy new week

Tom said...

...I've never had curry.

J.P. Alexander said...

Se ve muy rica la receta. Te mando un beso.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I had roast tomatoes made different ways and I really like them, quite well.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Margaret D said...

It does look nice Jan.

Elephant's Child said...

That sounds good. I prefer paneer to haloumi which is way too salty for my taste.

Valerie-Jael said...

It all looks very good! Have a great week, Valerie

eileeninmd said...

The roasted veggies, look delicious. Take care, have a great new week!

Jo said...

I do love a good curry, though I've never tried paneer, something else to put on the list to try.

Jenn Jilks said...

You have the best recipes!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a vegetarian lover's delight. I really enjoyed this recipe. Mary Berry is a hero and an icon in your country, Jan.

CJ Kennedy said...

I've enjoyed watching Mary Berry on the Great British Baking Show

Christine said...


Debbie said...

WoW!!! these look and sound so good!!

CraveCute said...

I have some paneer in the freezer already cubed up. Love these type of recipes when you want a meat free meal! I'll be trying this recipe this week. Thank you!

happyone said...

Though it looks good, I'm not a fan of curry, but the roasted vegetables I'd love.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love Indian food so I would love to try this dish. It's nice to have a meatless dinner a few times a week. I also love Mary Berry--I enjoyed her on the Great British Bake-off show and have been intrigued by her recipes since.

William Kendall said...

I think it would be too spicy for me.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

What an interesting dish. I am quite a fan of Indian cuisine and this paneer and vegetables look really good.

Carla from The River said...

Thank you! I am a Mary Berry fan. :-)

Louca por porcelana said...

Those recipes look delicious. Hugs and blessings.

Conniecrafter said...

I really don't like curry :(

Kay said...

Oh yum! This looks wonderful!

Ananka said...

Sounds good but would have to skip the paneer! I used to like paneer until I found out it didn't like me!

Martha said...

This looks like an interesting and delicious dish! And very filling, too! Thank you for sharing it.

Teresa said...

Las recetas se ven estupendas, Me encantan. Besos.