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Chilli Paneer Tray Bake with Coriander Sauce

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This chilli paneer tray bake uses classic Indian flavours for a simple vegetarian dinner. Peppers, red onion and paneer are tossed in spices and roasted then served with a herby coriander sauce.

Tray bakes, sheet pan dinners, whatever you call them they’re guaranteed amazingness thanks to how super easy they are. 

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Overhead shot of portion of chilli paneer tray bake on a pink plate

Will and I only recently discovered how fantastic paneer is. Up until a few months ago I hadn’t ever tried it and now I just can’t understand what I was thinking!

It’s pretty similar to halloumi which is one of my favourite foods so it makes perfect sense that I would love paneer almost as much. 

So far I’ve only made one other recipe for the blog with paneer and it’s this paneer tikka masala which is one of the most delicious curries I’ve made in a really long time. Plus it’s only five ingredients! 

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Side on shot of a serving of chilli paneer tray bake on a pink plate

But now I’m bringing out my second one and it might be even better. 

I used all my favourite spices including a big helping of curry powder to get all of the paneer and vegetables coated in plenty of flavour. 

After that they’re simply spread on a baking sheet and roasted until crispy and full of that sweet roasted vegetable flavour. Then just drizzle over a little coriander yoghurt sauce and serve with naan, I like mine wrapped right up in the naan. Perfection!

Overhead shot of a glass bowl with paneer, red onion and peppers for chilli paneer tray bake

Coriander sauce for chilli paneer tray bake

Chilli Paneer Tray Bake Ingredients:

To make this simple recipe, all you need is:

  • Paneer: You can buy paneer in most supermarkets now, it’s in the cheese section.
  • Peppers & Onions: I like to use peppers and onions in this recipe because they come out so well when roasted but you could add in any other vegetables you like.
  • Spices: I use ginger, garlic, chilli powder, cumin and curry powder and it is the most flavourful combination, I love it! 
  • Coriander: To make that gorgeous green coriander sauce. 
  • Yoghurt: Giving that delicious tang to the sauce and cutting through all that spice.

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Portion of chilli paneer tray bake on a pink plate

How To Make Chilli Paneer Tray Bake with Coriander Sauce:

All you need to do to make this recipe is:

  1. Mix paneer with spices: Start by whisking together the spices with the olive oil then add the paneer, red onion and pepper and mix until coated.
  2. Spread out on a baking sheet: Place in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Make the coriander sauce: Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a mini blender then serve with the paneer tray bake and naan bread.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

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Portion of chilli paneer tray bake on a pink plate with naan

Chilli Paneer Tray Bake Variations:

  • Use different vegetables: Anything you know roasts well will work here. Sweet potato would be good or even mushroom or cherry tomatoes.
  • Try different spices: If there are other spices you have on hand then try adding them here, dried coriander or chilli flakes would be delicious.
  • Serve with rice: For a heartier meal.

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Portion of chilli paneer tray bake on a pink plate

Want more? Try these other vegetarian recipes!

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THIS CHILLI PANEER TRAY BAKE?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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Sprinkle leftover coriander on this creamy prawn curry

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Extra yoghurt is awesome used with these easy salmon burgers

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Overhead shot of portion of chilli paneer tray bake on a pink plate

Chilli Paneer Tray Bake with Coriander Sauce

This chilli paneer tray bake uses classic Indian flavours for a simple vegetarian dinner. Peppers, red onion and paneer are tossed in spices and roasted then served with a herby coriander sauce.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 250 g Paneer cubed
  • 2 Peppers whichever colours you prefer, chopped into chunks
  • 2 Red Onions chopped into chunks
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • 1 tsp Garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil

For the Coriander Sauce

  • 25 g Coriander (Cilantro)
  • 1/2 Green Chilli deseeded
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic crushed
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Yoghurt
  • Naan Bread to serve

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Put the olive oil, chilli powder, curry powder, cumin, ginger and garlic in a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Add the paneer, pepper and onion and toss until coated by the mixture. Tip onto a baking sheet and spread so that everything is in one layer. Put it in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • While the paneer is cooking make the sauce. Put the coriander, chilli, ginger, garlic, cumin, lemon juice and sugar in a mini chopper or blender and blitz until everything is chopped. Add the yoghurt and mix again. Season to taste. Serve the paneer with naan breads and the coriander sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Chilli Paneer Tray Bake with Coriander Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Potassium 295mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 25.1%
Vitamin C 67.8%
Calcium 35.8%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Jamielyn
    22/11/2018 at 12:56 AM

    So fresh and flavorful! Delicious!

    • Reply
      Amy
      22/11/2018 at 2:47 PM

      Thanks Jamielyn!

  • Reply
    Tilly
    22/11/2018 at 4:44 AM

    Love this meal, so quick, easy and delicious!

    • Reply
      Amy
      22/11/2018 at 2:47 PM

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    22/11/2018 at 5:32 AM

    Looks so delicious and healthy! Perfect for a great balanced dinner!

    • Reply
      Amy
      22/11/2018 at 2:49 PM

      Thanks Natalie 🙂

  • Reply
    jillian
    22/11/2018 at 5:49 AM

    Easy and delicious – my favorite things!!

    • Reply
      Amy
      22/11/2018 at 2:50 PM

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    22/11/2018 at 6:09 AM

    Wow, there is SO MUCH flavor happening here. And super delicious flavors! I am loving how colorful the dish is, especially when that yummy sauce hits it.

    • Reply
      Amy
      22/11/2018 at 2:50 PM

      Thanks Valentina!

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