Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"So often these days eating Indian food passes for spirituality." -Dan Bern, Songwriter

The refrigerator light goes on...

I had this dish in Greenwich, England at a great curry house called Mogul (it's not hard to find a good Indian restaurant in England). The dish is a great combination of spice, heat, umami flavor and the paneer brings it all together with its creamy flavor.

This recipe is a milder version - think of it as the "one pepper" rating that you see on a menu. Add another 1/4 teaspoon for the two pepper spiciness and more if you like your meals even hotter.



Karai Paneer (Paneer with Tomato Sauce)

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 120 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This recipe makes great leftovers.

Serve with Jasmine Rice or Jasmine Rice - Low Sodium Version or Brown Rice

1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp paprika
2 Tbsp fresh ginger (minced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 large white onion (finely diced)
1/2 tsp salt
2 15 ounce can no salt added diced tomatoes
2 cups water
8 ounces paneer (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Karai Paneer recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Place the olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat.

Add the cinnamon, cloves, red pepper flakes, garam masala, and paprika.

Cook for 2 minutes. Stir continuously.

Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir continuously.

Add the diced onion and cook for 4 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the salt, tomatoes, and water.

Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 90 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Add the paneer, stir, and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the cilantro leaves, stir, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 327 Calories from Fat 200
% Daily Value
Total Fat 22g 33%
    Saturated Fat 12g 50%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 57mg 18%
Sodium 324mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
    Sugars 8g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 49% Iron 12%
Vitamin K 9 mcg Potassium 553 mg
Magnesium 45 mg