Urad Dal with Paneer

Urad Dal with Paneer

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A unique combination of urad dal and paneer, this seemingly elaborate recipe can be prepared quite swiftly if you work smartly. Just remember to soak the urad dal for an hour, and you are all set to go. The best part of urad dal with paneer is that it is made with everyday ingredients, yet turns out to be a gourmet delight!

Urad Dal with Paneer recipe - How to make Urad Dal with Paneer

Soaking Time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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  1. Soak the urad dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 1 hour and drain well.
  2. Combine the urad dal, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, salt and 1¼ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai, add the paneer and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the paneer is light brown in colour. Remove and keep aside.
  5. In the same kadhai, add the cumin seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Add the tomatoes, green chillies, chilli powder, remaining ¼ tsp of turmeric powder, 2 tbsp of water and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the cooked urad dal and mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the sautéed paneer and coriander, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy184 cal
Protein9.9 g
Carbohydrates26.2 g
Fiber5.1 g
Fat4.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium19.8 mg


Urad Dal with Paneer
 on 10 Jul 20 08:31 AM

It would be very helpful if you could translate 1 whistle to length of time in an instant pot.
Urad Dal with Paneer
 on 19 Jun 15 10:46 AM

I really like this recipe of urad dal with paneer, it is quick, tasty and great with rotis or parathas...
Urad Dal with Paneer
 on 27 Feb 15 12:10 AM

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27 Feb 15 04:03 PM
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Urad Dal with Paneer
 on 14 Feb 13 09:33 AM

Love the taste of urad dal with paneer.