Paneer & pepper tikka masala

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 4


300g essential Waitrose Easy Cook Long Grain Rice
1 tbsp essential Waitrose Sunflower Oil
226g pack paneer cheese, cut into cubes
3 essential Waitrose Mixed Peppers, deseeded and cut into cubes
100g Cooks’ Ingredients Tikka Curry Paste
½ x 300ml tub essential Waitrose Half Fat British Crème Fraîche


1. Cook the rice according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok or deep-sided frying pan, add the paneer and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes until golden.

2. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside to drain on kitchen paper. Add the peppers to the hot pan and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until beginning to soften. Reduce the heat and stir in the tikka paste and fry for a further 1-2 minutes.

3. Stir in the crème fraîche and simmer for 2-3 minutes before returning the paneer to the pan. Simmer for a further 2-3 minutes until heated through. Serve with rice.