Chana Paneer (Paneer Qabooli)

Prep time
7-8
Minutes
Cook time
16-20
Minutes
Serves
4
servings

Ingredients

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) 150 grams
  • Chickpeas soaked overnight, cooked, drained and cooking liqu 1 cup
  • Oil 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves 25-30
  • Shallots peeled 100 grams
  • Garlic 15-20 cloves
  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cherry tomatoes 15-20
  • Tomato puree 2-3 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Step 1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and when they begin to change colour, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add curry leaves and shallots, mix and saute for 1 minute. Add ½ cup cooking liquour in which the chickpeas were cooked, mix, cover and cook.
  2. Step 2. Cut cottage cheese into ½ inch cubes.
  3. Step 3. Add garlic cloves, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and cherry tomatoes and mix well. Add chickpeas and ½ cup cooking liquour in which the chickpeas were cooked.
  4. Step 4. Add tomato puree and salt and mix well. Add cottage cheese cubes, mix gently, cover and cook for 7-8 minutes on medium heat.
  5. Step 5. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

Chana and Paneer are a match made in heaven. This Chana Paneer (Paneer Qabooli) recipe makes the most delicious Chana Paneer and it is super easy and quick to make. Made using aromatic and rich Indian spices and tossed in rich tomato puree, cherry tomatoes, and onions, chana paneer is a great addition to your dinner table and can be served with parathas, roti, or rice.

Paneer has such a rich taste that anything with paneer added to it, becomes super delicious. Besides, paneer has some amazing health benefits. It is rich in proteins and strengthens bones and teeth. Using good quality paneer is an excellent way to make your lifestyle healthier. Paneer is an almost essential part of Indian cuisine. Desi Natural Paneer is made using the finest quality, GMO-free, 100% natural milk and hence, is of great taste and quality. Using good quality paneer makes the taste of recipes great and Desi Natural takes extreme pride in making excellent quality paneer and milk products. A great property of paneer is that although it doesn’t have a distinct taste of its own, it takes up the taste of any spices that you cook it in.

Make sure to soak your chanas overnight in some water, so they become soft. While boiling the chanas, don’t forget to add a little baking soda to reduce the boiling time.

Chana Paneer is a different and delicious stir fry recipe that is made in shallots and cherry tomatoes and is great in taste. Chana Paneer can be made with gravy which is a great diner option at home and can also be made with a semi-dry to dry gravy which makes it an excellent choice to take away in a lunch box or eat with a spoon.

Prep time
7-8
Hours
Cook time
11-15
Minutes
Serves
4
servings
Prep time
21-25
Minutes
Cook time
11-15
Minutes
Serves
4
servings
Prep time
11-15
Minutes
Cook time
11-15
Minutes
Serves
4
servings