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Paneer Korma
with spinach / basmati rice

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min

Korma is a classic Indian-style curry with paneer and potatoes simmered in rich gravy. A quick spice mix infuses the dish with flavor and color, and a topping of yogurt gives it a tart, fresh finish. This meal was first featured in 2017.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Indian Spice Mix:
  • Curry powder, mild - 2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric, ground (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Paneer Korma:
  • Water - 1 3/4 cups
  • Rice, uncooked basmati - 1 cup
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Shallots - 2 cloves, diced
  • Ginger - 1/2 tsp, grated
  • Potatoes, russet - 3/4 lb, peeled and cubed
  • Cilantro - 3 Tbsp, leaves torn
  • Paneer - 12 oz, cubed (sub tofu)
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp (sub ghee)
  • Indian spice mix (ingredients listed separately) - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cup
  • Coconut milk, light - 1 cup
  • Spinach, baby - 5 oz
  • Lime juice - 1 tsp
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Make rice - Fill a saucepan with water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and then add rice. Bring to a simmer, cover, turn heat down to low, and cook until rice has absorbed all the liquid, 15 to 18 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make Indian spice mix - Combine curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, salt, chili powder, and cumin. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Garlic / Shallots / Ginger - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Potatoes / Cilantro - Prep as directed and store separately. If not cooking immediately, soak potatoes in water to prevent them from turning brown. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Paneer - Cube paneer.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add butter and then garlic, shallots, and ginger to melted butter. Saute for 1 minute and then add spice mix . Saute until spices are toasted and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  2. Add potatoes, stock, and coconut milk and give it a stir. Place the lid on the Dutch oven and simmer until potatoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. When potatoes are tender, add paneer and spinach to pan. Continue cooking, covered, until paneer is warmed through and spinach is wilted. Remove pan from heat and stir in lime juice. Taste and season with some additional salt and lime juice, if needed.
  4. If rice was made ahead, reheat in microwave.
  5. Serve korma over rice with cilantro and yogurt on top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (57)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (7)
Vegetarian (20)

50 reviews

We subbed cauliflower for potatoes, and added a roux (2 Tbsp butter, 2 Tbsp flour) to thicken the curry (you could probably also use 1 Tbsp cornstarch) - and it was DELICIOUS.

By: Kathy
Posted: Jul 27, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Very good. I added some cornstarch to make the sauce a bit thicker.

By: Sara
Posted: Mar 09, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So so good! The warm flavors made this a great fall/winter meal.

By: Marin
Posted: Dec 09, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We subbed the pander for tofu and made it twice. So yummy!!!

By: Kate
Posted: Dec 05, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This didn't taste like korma to me. I just didn't love it

By: Amanda
Posted: Nov 22, 2019
Diet: Original
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Loved this one! So flavorful. I was generous w the spices but didn’t double or anything and thought it was perfect. My young kids loved it too! With prep it took over an hour start to finish (I did 8 servings also so that was definitely part of it - so much chopping!) but was worth it. Will make again! You could do so many variations of vegetables to throw in.

By: Sarah
Posted: Nov 21, 2019
Diet: Original
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