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

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READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

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