For the soup:
onion, peeled and diced
garlic cloves, peeled and diced
mild curry paste
Sea salt and black pepper
Squeeze lemon juice
vegetable or chicken stock
Thick Greek Yoghurt, to serve
Paneer Naan Bread:
hot semi-skimmed milk, not boiling
Sea salt and black pepper
egg, lightly beaten
natural low-fat yoghurt
paneer, thinly sliced (if paneer is not available, use halloumi cheese
- Preheat oven to 230deg;C/450deg;F/Gas 8
- In a large heavy based saucepan, melt the butter, add the onion and garlic and gently fry for 2 minutes, add the curry paste, stirring constantly for a further 3 minutes, add the peas and stock and cook for 5 minutes or until the peas are cooked. Blend the soup and adjust the seasoning with sea salt and black pepper, if necessary.In a large heavy based saucepan, melt the butter, add the onion and garlic and gently fry for 2 minutes, add the curry paste, stirring constantly for a further 3 minutes, add the peas and stock and cook for 5 minutes or until the peas are cooked. Blend the soup and adjust the seasoning with sea salt and black pepper, if necessary.For the laksa; heat the oil in a wok or a large heavy based saucepan over a medium heat and fry the paste for 3-4 minutes until fragrant, stirring all the time, remove the heat if it is catching on the bottom.
- To make the paneer naan, put the milk in a bowl, add sugar and yeast and stir. Set aside for 20 minutes until the yeast has dissolved.
- Sift the flour, salt, pepper and baking powder into a bowl, add the yeast mixture, oil, egg and yoghurt, mix into a dough. Knead the dough for 10 minutes and place into a bowl, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for an hour.
- Knead the dough again for 3 minutes and divide into 6 balls, roll each ball into a tear-shaped naan and place on a greased baking sheet, places slices of paneer or halloumi onto the naan. Bake each naan in the hot oven for 3-4 minutes, they should puff up.
- Place the naan under the grill about 10cm away from the heat for about 30 seconds to brown the naan slightly. Remove from the grill and keep warm under a clean tea towel. Repeat the process.
- To serve, squeeze the lemon juice into the soup and stir well, serve with Greek Yoghurt and Paneer Naan Bread.
Naan breads are much easier to make than you may think, if you do not want to put the cheese on you can simply brush with a little oil before you put them under the grill and sprinkle with a few cumin seeds, taking care the seeds do not burn.
Info per serving
* The nutritional information relating to a prepared statement after serving (190g)
**GDA = Guideline Daily intake based on a food intake of 2,000 kcal. Personal requirements vary depending on age, sex, weight and physical activity.