• prep: 10 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 40 min
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  • Summary

    Making a masala from scratch is a lot easier than you think. I’ve made a few changes to a classic recipe that uses flavors from the shores of southern India. Frying the paneer in a little oil before stirring it through the masala not only makes it crispy but also adds bags of flavor.

    Ingredients

    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra if needed
    • 1 pack paneer, around 8 oz, cut into large bite-size pieces
    • 20 fresh curry leaves (optional)
    • 2 tsp black mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tsp ground turmeric
    • 1 onion, finely diced
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 tbsp peeled and finely chopped fresh ginger
    • 2 fresh red chiles, 1 finely sliced, 1 slit down the middle but left whole
    • 2 tbsp tomato paste
    • 1 tbsp garam masala
    • 2 tsp ground coriander
    • 1 3/4 cups coconut milk
    • 4 oz (about 1 3/4 cups) broccoli florets
    • 1 tbsp tamarind paste, or to taste
    • Sea salt, to taste
    • Sugar, to taste
    • Small handful of cilantro, to garnish

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 310 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 29 g 45.01%
    • Saturated Fat: 20 g 98.81%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 96 mg 4%
    • Calcium: 58 mg 5.81%
    • Potassium: 403 mg 11.51%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 25.4%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 9.86%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 7.2%
    • Vitamin C 70.28%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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