Semi-Homemade Malai Paneer Curry Recipe

20 Mar

malai-paneer-curry-recipe-masala-simmer-sauce-pasta-spicyAn accidental recipe that became a hit and helped me to discover and easy way to make any Indian malai curry. My husband later refused to eat the frozen malai paneer curry I had got from the Indian store. I love the tikka masala curry for its creaminess and since I had Trader Joe’s masala simmer sauce in my pantry for a while I had the idea to use it with some heavy cream. What I got was a very well spiced creamy curry which was close to any typical tikka curry available in the restaurants. You could use the curry with paneer, chunky pieces of eggplant, chicken, mushrooms,prawns (shrimps), crab or losbter and it will be equally delicious.


Serving Size: 4-6


1 bottle of trader joe’s masala simmer sauce

1 block or 2-3 cups of cubed paneer about 1 inch cubes

1/4 cup water

1/3- 1/2 cup heavy cream

1 cup frozen peas

season with salt (optional)


In a pot add the simmer sauce and bring it to a light boil /simmer.

Next add the heavy cream, paneer bring it to a simmer again add the frozen grean peas and check for seasoning.

Let cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Take off heat and add some fresh cut cilantro for additional flavor.

Serve with white rice, pasta for a vegetarian option as the sauce is creamy or fresh baked bread, naan or roti.

Check out my video to see how easy and quick it is to make the Malai Paneer Curry.


12 Responses to “Semi-Homemade Malai Paneer Curry Recipe”

  1. Tofino Photography March 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm #

    Oh I love Curry! Looks delightful.We have no Trader Joe’s up in Canada that I know of? Will have to look for substitutes.

  2. Jim March 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

    you’re quite the cook. 🙂

  3. urbanmonique March 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    Oh I’m so doin’ this…

  4. vanbytheriver March 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

    Paneer is a new one to me…looks like tofu, but is it more like cheese in flavor ??? Thanks.

  5. Wendy March 20, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

    I’ve tried to make my own paneer twice. I don’t quite have the technique or a teacher. This looks amazing! Great work.

  6. circadianreflections March 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

    I love curry, and your video addition. Click over to YouTube to watch it there.

  7. Mel & Suan March 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

    Oh Paneer! hmmmm…will take that in curry, or any sauce any day!

  8. savvysouthindian March 20, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

    Looks so delicious!

  9. Hans Susser March 20, 2017 at 7:03 pm #

    Lovely 🙂

  10. elliebleu March 20, 2017 at 10:34 pm #

    I love accidental recipes. 🙂 This one looks amazing and packed with flavor.

  11. fravitch March 21, 2017 at 9:08 am #

    Awesome!! I love love love curry!!! This your original curry looks wonderful 🙂

  12. Rhonda Sittig March 22, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

    Thanks Nandini– this looks awesome! And we live near Trader Joe’s to pick up the sauce. thanks!

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