Paneer Dal Curry

Learn how to make paneer dal curry. This recipe is a good way of adding more protein punch for a vegetarian.

1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi) powder
200 gms paneer (cottage cheese)
2 tblsp red chili powder
salt (namak) to taste
1tblsp. lemon juice
5 tblsp ghee
100 gms chana dal
2 tsp sugar (cheeni)
3 black papers (kali mirch danna)
3 clove (laung)
2 cinnamon (dalchini)
2 black cardamom (elaichi moti)
2 bay leaves (tej patta)

How to make Paneer Dal Curry:

  • Roast all ingredients for masala in 1/2 tsp oil and grind to make the powder.
  • Soak chana dal for 3-4 hours in water.
  • Cut paneer into pieces and fry in ghee.
  • In a pot melt ghee and mix in masala powder.
  • After 2 minutes mix in the chana dal, salt, red chili powder and turmeric powder.
  • Add a little water and stir fry on medium heat.
  • When the dal is cooked, mix in sugar and lemon juice and stir.
  • Mix paneer pieces and serve warm.