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Paneer Curry

Paneer Curry

with Aubergine and Brown Rice

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Question: Is this recipe called Bang Curry because a) It’ll cause an explosion of flavour in your mouth, b) It’s originally from Bangladesh, c) Because it’s totally ‘banging’, or d) all of the above? All you need to do is taste it and you’ll be jumping up and down in your seat like a 5 year old shouting ‘D!’. We’re really excited to be teaming up with the rather wonderful Shelly from Bang Curry for this evening’s recipe - check out her cooking classes at bangcurry.com. P.S. Half a packet of spice is good for 2 people but add it a bit at a time because it’s cheeky!

Tags:Not Suitable for CoeliacsHealthyVeggie

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Preparation Time30 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium

serving 2 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

serving 2 people

1 cup(s)


1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

½ tbsp


1 cup(s)

Brown Basmati Rice

1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)

Yellow Pepper

½ unit(s)


1 tbsp

Shobji Spice


2 tbsp

Tomato Puree

1 cup(s)



3 tbsp


4 tbsp

Greek Style Natural Yoghurt

Nutritional information/ per serving
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)1962.296 kJ
Energy (kcal)469 kcal
Fat8.0 g
of which saturates4.0 g
Carbohydrate97 g
of which sugars0.0 g
Protein15 g
Salt0.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Boil a large pot of water on high heat with ¼ tsp of salt for your rice. Peel and very finely dice the onion and the garlic. Peel the ginger with the edge of a spoon and either grate or finely dice.


Rinse the rice under running water for 30 seconds and then add to rapidly boiling water. Cook the rice for around 25 mins until it is soft then drain and keep to the side. Tip: Make sure the water is rapidly boiling to cook the rice quickly.


Slice the aubergine in half lengthways then slice each half lengthways into 2cm strips then chop widthways into bite-sized cubes. Tip: If you don’t want to have so much of the spongy white part in the aubergine simply slice strips off before you dice it. Cut up the cauliflower by first slicing off the stalk and then cutting down into florets. Toss the vegetables in 2 tbsp of oil. Remove the core from the pepper and chop into 2cm chunks.


Heat a non-stick pan over high heat and once really hot stir fry the aubergine and cauliflower in batches (e.g. two cupfuls at a time) for around 4 mins per batch. After they are all cooked through, remove them from the pan and keep to the side.


Put the (now empty) pan back on medium heat and add 1 tbsp of oil. Once hot, add the pepper chunks, onion, garlic and ginger and cook for 5 mins (or until soft). Tip: To make the sauce a little richer use half butter and half oil at this stage.


Mix the Bang spice, tomato purée and 3 tbsp of water to make a thick paste and add to the pan. Cook for a further 2 mins then add the yoghurt and ¼ tsp of sugar (if you have some).


Season the aubergine and cauliflower with ¼ tsp of salt and add these to the curry mixture together with the pepper. Chop the paneer into bite sized chunks, season with a pinch of salt and add as well. Turn the heat to low and gently cook for around 10 mins. Tip: Add ½ cup of water if you need to loosen up the sauce a bit.


Chop some fresh coriander and stir this into the curry just before serving. Check the seasoning and add more salt if needed. Serve with your rice, a bit more coriander and enjoy!