Total Time
2hrs 24mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 14 mins

My mom taught me this recipe. Paneer in this style is a nice change to the normal palak paneer or panner kofte. Try it, its mind blowing and very tasty.


  1. Wash chana dal and soak for 2 hours.
  2. Grate onions.
  3. Chop corriander.
  4. Make ginger-garlic paste.
  5. Chop tomatoes.
  6. Cut paneer into cubes and fry.
  7. Heat oil in a cooker.
  8. Fry onions till light brown.
  9. Add ginger-garlic paste, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, bay leaves and red chilli.
  10. Add tomatoes and fry.
  11. Add chana dal, salt, chilli and turmeric powder.
  12. Fry for 7 minutes.
  13. Pour 1 2/3 cup water and close the cooker lid.
  14. Place cooker on full heat & bring to full cooking pressure.
  15. Reduce to medium heat & cook for 5 minutes.
  16. Allow cooker to cool gradually.
  17. Once cooled, open it.
  18. Add lightly fried cubes of paneer to the dal.
  19. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  20. Garnish with fresh corriander and lime.
  21. Serve.
Most Helpful

Loved the combination of paneer and chana, and it was satisfying, tasty and healthy. I'm not a fan of a strong cinnamon taste in savory dishes, though, so next time I'll leave out the cinnamon.

fluffernutter March 30, 2004