Paneer Mango Coconut Curry

  • Time
    30 mins
  • Servings
  • Nutrition

Indians take their mangoes very seriously. In a country where there are over 100 different varieties of mangoes, people take pride in the regionality and seasonality of each particular fruit. Whether it is used raw, ripe or sun-dried and powder, mangoes add a depth of flavor to dishes. The slightly tart and sweet pulp balances out spicy  and creamy curries like this coconut milk based one. The result is a decadent tasting dish that pleases the whole palate.

Kitchen Tools

  • Large Pot or Pan
  • Small Pot
  • Oil
  • Salt



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Start making rice according to instructions. Cut the paneer into 1-inch cubes.

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In a large pan or pot over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil, the mustard seeds, and the split red chilies.

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Toast for a minute until the mustard seeds begin to pop and add in curry leaves, asafoetida and ginger-garlic paste. Be careful, it will sputter! Cook for a minute till ginger-garlic paste starts to brown.

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Add the madras curry powder and toast for 1 minute before stirring in the mango puree. Cook for 3-4 minutes until puree thickens slightly.

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Stir in the coconut milk and ¼ cup water. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Simmer sauce for 6-8 minutes before stirring in the paneer. Continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

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Remove curry from heat and garnish with washed cilantro leaves. Serve Paneer in Mango Coconut Curry with hot basmati rice.

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