Lockdown lunches 2: Colourful Paneer wraps


I’m a massive fan of paneer as a lovely lighter option in curries but usually making a whole curry is quite time and labour intensive. This option tastes great and takes a fraction of the time. If you can’t get paneer, halloumi would probably work in a pinch. You can sub in any wraps though I like to use parathas or roti. And a good quality mango chutney is an essential! Hope you enjoy!



– 1 block paneer

– 1 onion

– 1 chilli (or 1/4 tsp chilli powder)

– 1 tsp dried coriander

– 1 tsp cumin

– 1 tsp turmeric

– 1 tsp madras/ any curry powder

– 1 tbsp tomato paste

– a few handfuls salad

– wraps/ parathas/ roti

– 2 tbsp fresh chopped coriander

– mango chutney

– 1 tsp yoghurt


1. Chop the paneer into 1cm chunks, slide the onion and chilli finely.

2. Fry the onions in a little vegetable oil until soft, add the spiced, chilli and tomato paste, and a little water to loosen the mix, then add the paneer until cooked through and a little crispy on the edges.

3. Warm the wraps in the oven or in a pan then place salad leaves on, spoon some paneer mix over the top.

4. Finish with shopped fresh coriander, a spoon of yoghurt and mango chutney.