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Cheese and onion naans recipe

Cheese and onion naans recipe

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Load shop bought naan breads with spicy paneer and peppers for a delicious Diwali snack. These would also be great for a quick lunchtime fix or midweek dinner idea. See method

  • Serves 8
  • Takes 35 mins
  • 171 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp mango chutney
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp hot chilli powder
  • 50g paneer, diced
  • 90g Cheddar, grated
  • ½ small red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 10g fresh coriander, chopped, plus extra to garnish (optional)
  • 2 plain naan breads
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 10%
  • Saturates

    4g 18%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 18.7g Protein 6.7g Fibre 1.9g


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and, once sizzling, stir in the onion. Fry for 10-15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the onions have softened. Stir in the mango chutney, then cook for another 10 mins, adding a splash of water if it starts to stick. Set aside to cool slightly, even if making the naans straight away.
  2. Meanwhile, put half the ground cumin and ½ tsp of the chilli powder in a bowl; add the paneer and toss to coat well. In a separate bowl, mix the Cheddar with the remaining cumin and chilli powder, the red pepper, garlic, chopped coriander and a pinch of salt.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Put the naan breads on a nonstick baking tray and spread with the caramelised onion mixture, followed by the Cheddar mix, then the paneer. Grill for 5 mins, or until the cheese is melted and golden. Garnish with coriander leaves, if you like, then slice to serve.

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Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Freeze paneer mixture. In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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