Dal Paneer Masala
Dal Paneer Masala with step by step pictures served as side dish with phulkas.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
- Yellow moong dal – 1/2 cup
- Paneer – 200 gms
- Onion - 1
- Tomatoes - 1
- Ginger – 1 inch piece
- Green chili – 1
- Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
- Red chili powder – 1 tsp
- Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
- Kasuri methi – 1/4 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Ghee or Oil – 1-1/2 tbsp
Wash moong dal and pressure cook in enough water for 3 whistles. Mash and keep aside.
Heat a pan with 1 tsp ghee or oil and shallow fry the paneer cubes for 3-4 mins over low flame till they are light golden in color. Transfer to a plate.
In the same pan heat the remaining ghee or oil.
Add cumin seeds and when it sizzles, add grated ginger, chopped onions and cook till it turns translucent.
Add finely chopped tomato and green chilies and sauté till the tomatoes turn mushy.
Add red chili powder, turmeric powder and sauté for 2 to 3 mins over low flame till the raw smell disappears.
Add mashed moong dal and mix well. If the mixture is too thick, add upto 1/4 cup water.
Cook over low flame for 2 to 3 mins. Add paneer cubes.
Add garam masala powder, crushed kasuri methi, mix well.
Cook for another minute and take off stove.
Dal paneer masala is ready.
Serve hot with phulkas or rotis.