Paneer Dal Masala Recipe | Paneer Recipes
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Easy gravy with paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and moong dal
Recipe type: Lentils
Cuisine: Indian
  • Paneer - 1 cup
  • Green chillies - 1
  • Big onion - 1 medium sized
  • Tomato - 2 medium sized
  • Ginger chopped- ½ tsp
  • Moong dal - ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Red chilli Powder - ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder - ¼ tsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tsp (to garnish)
  • Salt - as required
To Temper
  • Ghee/butter/oil- 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  1. Wash moong dal and pressure cook it with a cup of water for 3 whistles. Once pressure released , open the cooker. Mash it well using a laddle and keep aside.
  2. Chop onions and tomatoes finely. Split green chillies. Set aside. Fry the chopped paneer cubes in ½ tsp of oil until golden brown. Keep aside.
  1. Heat ghee in a pan and add cumming seeds & mustard seeds. Fry them until cumin seeds & mustard seeds cracks. Then add curry leaves and saute them for a minute. Add onions now along with green chillies & ginger pieces and saute them well.
  2. Once the onions becomes transparent, add tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix everything together.Fry the tomatoes until it becomes mushy and soft. Then add cooked mashed moong dal to it.
  3. Mix it well. Add 1 cup of water and boil it in medium flame for 5 minutes or until it becomes thick.
  4. Once the gravy becomes thick, add toasted paneer cubes. Mix well with the gravy and boil it again for two minutes. Switch off the flame once done and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
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Serving size: 3
Recipe by GKFoodDiary - Homemade Indian Baby Food Recipes at