Here is another of Jamie’s recipe I tried. This serves 4 people.
- 250g Paneer cheese
- 2 Medium potatoes
- 150g Frozen peas
- 300 g Basmati rice
- 8 Green cardamom pods
- 1 Small bunch fresh coriander
- 2 Medium red onion
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 5cm fresh ginger
- 1 tsp Korma curry paste
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp Ground tumeric
- 1 tsp Garam masala
- 1 tsp Tomato paste
- 100 ml Creme fraiche (sour cream if you can’t find it)
- 1 knob butter
- Vegetable oil
- Sea salt
- Preheat oven to 170 (low) and place 3 bowls (large soup size) in the oven to warm.
- Cook rice according to package directions but add cardamom pods to the boiling water. Meanwhile…
- Roughly chop the coriander leaves and put to one side, reserve the stalks.
- Peel and halve the onion, then peel garlic and ginger. Whiz the garlic and ginger with the coriander stalks and half of the onion in a food processor until you have a paste.
- Place a wok on a medium heat. Cut the paneer into cubes. Finely slice the remaining onion in half.
- Add a splash of vegetable oil to the hot wok then stir-fry the paneer with a pinch of salt until golden brown. Tip into one of your warmed bowls then pop back in the oven to keep warm.
- Carefully wipe the wok clean with paper towel and place it back on the heat.
- Add a splash of vegetable oil to the wok and when it’s hot, add the paste from the processor, the korma sauce, cumin seeds, tumeric, garam masala and sliced onion.
- Fry and stire the mixture until the onions are soft and the mixture is golden and smells fantastic. This is your curry base. Meanwhile…
- When the rice is done, drain it in a strainer, then place the strainer back over the warm saucepan. Add the knob of butter to the rice and cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
- Peel the potatoe and cut it into little chunks. You want them smaller than your paneer cubes.
- Once the curry base is golden, add the potato chunks and the tomato paste. Pour in 300ml hot water and stir well.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until the potato chunks are cooked through and tender.
- Once the potatoes are cooked, tip the peas and paneer into the wok and stir through. Turn the heat off and cover with a lid.
- Make your table look respectable. Get the cutlery, salt and pepper and drinks laid out nicely and lay out poppadoms and naan breads if you have them.
- Get your warmed bowls out of the oven and divide the buttery cardamom rice between them.
- Taste the curry season with a little salt if you need to then gently stir in the creme fraiche so it ripples through the curry. Spoon this over the rice, scatter with cilantro and tuck in!
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What’s a knob butter ? Would any butter do ?
It is normal butter and knob is golf-ball sized. It is for quantity.