Bhuni Chana Dal With Paneer (Fried Bengal Gram With Cottage Cheese)

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READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by Charishma_Ramchanda

This wonderful dish is loved by children who make it a big fuss to have vegetable and dal(lentil) separately. Combining the 2 in 1 and serving this to them with rice, brings a smile to their face and yours too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grind ginger and garlic to a paste.
  2. Hat oil in a pan.
  3. Lightly brown the paneer pieces.
  4. Remove them, drain excess oil by wiping them on a clean tissue paper and keep aside.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy bottom pan.
  6. Add the whole chilli, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon and cardamom.
  7. Stir for a few seconds.
  8. Add onions and fry till golden brown.
  9. Add the ginger garlic paste.
  10. Stir for a few seconds.
  11. Add turmeric and chilli powder, tomatoes and 1/4 cup water.
  12. Cook till the tomatoes are pulpy and the oil shows separately, stirring occasionally.
  13. Add the Bengal gram and salt.
  14. Stir for 3 minutes.
  15. Add the remaining water and stir.
  16. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  17. Lower heat, close the pan with a lid and then cook on slow flame till the dal is done.
  18. Add the paneer cubes and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  19. Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot.

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