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Matar paneer rolls

Matar paneer rolls

These rolls are filled with a delicious mix of paneer, peas and fragrant Indian spices. Try them as a vegetarian burger alternative!

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook55 mins
  • Total time1 hr 10 mins

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  • 226g paneer, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 4 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 25g fresh root ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • ½ x 28g pack coriander, leaves picked and stalks finely chopped
  • ½ x 680g passata
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 500g peas in the pod, podded
  • 4 brioche rolls
  • 3 tbsp natural yogurt
  • unsalted butter, for spreading


  1. Put the paneer in a bowl and cover with cold water. Leave to one side. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large frying pan; add the garlic, ginger, onions and coriander stalks. Sauté over a medium heat for 10 minutes, then add the passata and 300ml water. Season, bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 minutes until thickened. Leave to cool a little, then whizz in a blender until smooth.

  2. Wipe out the frying pan and put back on a medium-low heat. Drain the paneer. Add the remaining 2 tbsp oil to the pan and fry the paneer for a few minutes, turning once or twice, until lightly golden. Stir in the garam masala and chilli powder and cook for 1 minute, then pour in the tomato sauce. Add the peas and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook gently for 15-20 minutes until thick and rich. If it still seems quite wet, remove the lid and cook uncovered for another 5-10 minutes; season.

  3. Meanwhile, halve the brioche rolls and toast under the grill. Swirl the yogurt through the matar paneer mixture and tear over the coriander leaves. Butter the rolls and fill generously with the paneer mixture.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


3,325kJ/ 797kcals



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