Vivek Singh's paneer and pepper naanza recipe

  • Serves 8
  • 30mins to prepare and 30mins to cook
  • 310 calories / serving
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This recipe is ideal for when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Chef Vivek Singh uses Indian spices and Indian cheese (paneer) to create a delicious mix that you can spread over your naan bread before grilling.

  1. Heat oil in a pan over a medium heat. Once hot, add the cumin seeds to the pan. When they start to crackle, add the garlic to the pan and cook until golden.
  2. Next add the onion and fry until it begins to change colour. Then add the turmeric, salt and peppers. Sweat for approximately 5 minutes until they start softening.
  3. Add the green chillies and cook for a further 2 minutes. Mix the grated paneer cheese and cream into the pan. Finish by sprinkling some green coriander and lemon juice.
  4. Let the mix cool once it’s ready, and then add the Cheddar cheese. Let your little helpers carefully spread the mix onto each piece of naan bread. Then place the naan under a hot grill for around 10 minutes.
  5. Halve each naanza and serve straightaway.

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 naan breads, large
  • 1/2tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2tsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely diced
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 125g (4oz) paneer, grated
  • 30ml (2tbsp) single cream
  • 1/4 bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 lemon for juice
  • 15g (1/2oz) cheddar, grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 30ml (2tbsp) sunflower oil
  • Energy 1310kj 310kcal 16%
  • Fat 11g 16%
  • Saturates 3g 14%
  • Sugars 6g 6%
  • Salt 1.9g 32%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 43.8g Protein 11g Fibre 3.3g


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