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Korma

Paneer Korma


  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Paneer korma is a thick and creamy curry made from Indian cheese and korma curry paste. This korma curry is mild and sweet – ideal for curry beginners!


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Ingredients

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) cashew nuts
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) dessicated coconut
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) water
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2.5cm (1in) ginger, peeled
  • 2 green chillies, washed and stalks removed
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) ghee or butter
  • 450g (1lb) paneer, cubed
  • 2 onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) cinnamon powder
  • 5ml (1 tsp) chilli powder
  • 5ml (1 tsp) turmeric
  • 10ml (2 tsp) coriander powder
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) caraway seeds
  • 4 green cardamom pods, crushed
  • 4 large tomatoes, pureed
  • 250ml (1 cup) single cream
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander leaves, for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Cover the cashew nuts with water for 1 hour so that they soften up.
  2. Drain, then blitz them together with the coconut and water in a food processor until a paste is formed. Add a splash of water, if necessary. Set aside.
  3. Place the garlic, ginger and chillies in a food processor and blend until everything is finely chopped. Set aside.
  4. Fry the paneer in the ghee until browned and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, continue to gently fry the onions, then stir in the fresh garlic paste and cook for another 3 minutes.
  6. Add the remaining spices to the mix and fry for another 3 minutes.
  7. Pour in the fresh tomato puree, give it a good stir and let the sauce reach a bubbling point. Let it slowly simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Stir in the cashew nut paste and let the sauce simmer for another 5 minutes.
  9. Pour in the cream and cook for another 5 minutes.
  10. Stir in the fried paneer cubes and let it heat through for 5 minutes.
  11. Serve immediately with rice or naan. Garnish with coriander leaves and sliced red chillies. Enjoy!

  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Indian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 439
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 236 mg
  • Fat: 29.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.4 g
  • Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 39 mg