Easy Coconut Curry

Easy Coconut Curry


This meal is the easiest meal you’ll ever make for yourself. Inspired from the beaches of South India, this has all the heady spices and tadka of a heavenly curry that stands strong on it’s own. And you’ve got to believe it when I say it – this curry barely needs some rice as an accompaniment!

The tempering of simple masalas – mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, dried red chilli and just some turmeric and hing, teamed with coconut milk helps make this curry within minutes. I used par-boiled green beans to quicken the time and I chose not to fry the paneer for love-handle-reasons, but you can definitely do the opposite, and even add more veggies. This curry originally belongs with a good fish, so, by all means, go ahead and do the original.

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The Recipe
Serves 1


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 1/4 tsp hing
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 2 whole black pepper
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1/2 cup green beans, par boiled
  • 1/2 cup paneer cubes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • rice, to serve


  • Place a non-stick pan on heat and pour the oil.
  • Once the oil has warmed, add the mustard seeds and coriander seeds.
  • As soon as they start to sizzle, add the hing, turmeric, black pepper, curry leaves and dried red chilli.
  • Stir for a few minutes and then add the green beans and let cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the paneer and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Pour the coconut milk and salt and let the curry simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve with plain rice.

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