An 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.