Vegan Mutar ‘Paneer’
Paneer is an Indian cheese and so is not vegan, but firm tofu makes a good substitute. This oil free version of mutar ‘paneer’ uses cashews to add creaminess to the sauce.
Free from: gluten, soya, wheat, yeast
This is a vegan recipe
- 1 onion (finely sliced)
- 1 inch ginger (finely chopped or grated)
- 1 tsp each of ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric
- 10 whole cashews
- 1 tin tomatoes
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 200 g firm tofu
- 1 tsp garam masala
- salt (to taste)
If you have time, soak the cashews for a few hours to soften. If you don’t have time, you can skip this step though the sauce will be slightly less creamy.
Add a splash of water to a non stick pan and sauté the onion and ginger until soft.
Add the ground cumin, coriander and turmeric. Cook for a couple of minutes longer then add the tomatoes and drained cashews. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Blitz the sauce to a pureé using a hand blender or liquidiser. Add back to the pan.
Add the frozen peas and allow to defrost.
Chop the tofu into cm cubes and add it to the curry along with the garam masala. Season with salt and serve.