Dal and Lentils,

Chana dal with Paneer

April 29, 2013 Motions and Emotions 15 Comments

Few days back I had shared a recipe of chana dal with keema. I knew non-veg lovers must have chreished that dish, today I have some good news for veg lovers. Yes, today I will share the dish of chana dal with paneer. I believe non-veg lovers will also like this recipe.

Chana dal with Paneer


Chana dal - 1 cup
Paneer - 1/2 cup, cut into small cubes
Potato - medium size, peeled & cut into small cubes
Ginger paste - 1 teaspoon
Tomato - chopped, 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Green chilli- chopped
Dry red chilli - 2 or 3
Bay leave - 1
Refined oil
Special masala (roast coriander powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder & garam masala powder in 2:2:1:1)


Soak the dal for 3-4 hours and then boil dal & potato cubes together. Saute the panner cubes and keep them aside. Now heat oil in a pan and add bay leaves, dry red chilli & cumin seeds for seasoning. Then add ginger paste and fry it. Next add green chilli, all the dry spices along with the salt. Fry it for 2 minutes, add little water. Now it's time to give the tanginess by adding the chopped tomatoes. Balance the sourness with sugar. Now pour the boiled dal. Let it boil for some time, while it boils it will take all the taste & aroma of the spices in to it. Add the paneer cubes and put special masala from top before switching off the gas. Add some fresh coriander leaves & spoonful of desi ghee to enhance the taste of it. Serve it hot to your guests or family members.


  1. Yummilicious combo. Very comforting and healthy dal.

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  2. New combo.. would also love to try it with keema.will check out the recipe.

  3. nice combo with dal and paneer.

  4. Lovely combination... nicely made dear...

  5. Unique & delicious combination...

  6. Nice flavors and this is like the most perfect dish for our rice. I adore how the paneer is drenched inside the awesome gravy.

  7. Delicious chananadal with paneer I ate during one trip to Noida. Love it.

  8. Chanadaal with Paneer.. Looks good. My kids love paneer, am sure they would love this.

  9. Yummy dish ! Thanks for linking dear

  10. Lovely combo! Looks very healthy and delicious!

  11. Never tried this combo, looks very delicious..

  12. looks super yummy dear...perfect side dish for chapatis...


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