Sunday, November 12, 2006

Fried Channa dal with Paneer



Ingredients

1.5 cup - Channa dal/Bengal gram dal
200 gram - Paneer,cut into cubes
1 medium size - Onion, chopped small
2 medium size - Tomatoes, quartered
2 pieces - Cinnamon
2 - Black cardamoms
4 - Cloves
2 - Bay leaves
1 - Whole red chilli
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Red chilli powder
1 - inch piece - Ginger
3 flakes - Garlic (grind ginger & garlic to a paste)

250 ml - water ( 1 2/3 cup )
Corn oil
Salt to taste
Garnish

Few sprigs coriander leaves, chopped

Method

1 ) Wash Channa dal and soak for 2 hours. Fry the cubed paneer to golden brown colour.
2 ) Heat oil in pan and fry onions till light brown in colour.
3) Add ginger-garlic paste, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves and whole chilli and stir fry for a minute.
4 ) Add tomatoes and keep frying till oil separates.
5 ) Add Channa dal, salt, chilli & turmeric powder and fry for 5 - 7 minutes.
6 ) Add water, close the lid and cook on medium heat till Channa is well cooked.
7 ) Add fried paneer to the cooked dal.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve..........enjoy this delicious curry with rice or roti.

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