less than 30 mins
10 to 30 mins
Hairy Bikers recipes
From The Hairy Bikers' Comfort Food
- 2 tbsp ghee or clarified butter
- 2 onions, finely chopped
- 5cm/2in fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- ½ tsp fenugreek seeds
- 1 hot red chilli
- 1 tsp salt
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 tsp caster sugar
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 50g/1¾oz semolina
- 200g/7oz paneer, cut into 2cm/¾in cubes
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 500g/1lb 2oz spinach, washed
- small handful chopped fresh coriander leaves
- squeeze lemon juice
Heat the ghee in a saucepan, add the onions and cook for 3 minutes, or until soft. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Add the cumin, ground coriander, tumeric, fenugreek, chilli and salt. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute to infuse all the spices. Add the tomatoes and sugar, stir and simmer for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the garam masala and semolina. Mix in the paneer to coat it. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the paneer for a few minutes until crisp and golden on all sides.
Add the spinach to the tomato sauce with 2 tablespoons water, stir and cook until wilted. Fold in the crunchy paneer. Remove the whole chilli.
Serve garnished with the fresh coriander and lemon juice.