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Butter Paneer Dal Fry

5 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Butter Paneer Dal Fry RECIPE

Perfect Dhaba style Recipe of paneer dal fry that can be served with some tandoori roti on the side.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 1/2 cup of yellow pigeon peas
  2. 1/3 cup of gram dal
  3. 6 to 7 paneer chunks
  4. 1 onion chopped
  5. 1 tometo chopped
  6. 3 tbs butter
  7. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  8. Coriander leaves
  9. 2 green chillies chopped
  10. 1/2 tsp cumin seed
  11. 1 piece of cinnamon
  12. 2 pieces of cloves
  13. 1/2 tsp of Kashmiri red chilly powder
  14. 1/2 tsp garam masala
  15. 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  16. 1 tbsp of garlic chopped
  17. Salt to taste
  18. 1 dry red chilly
  19. 1 tbs boiled green pease


  1. Wash both the lentils thoroughly.
  2. Soak them for half an hour in 1 and half cup water.
  3. Pressure cook it for 3 to 4 whistles.
  4. Heat about 1 & 1/2 tbsp of butter(keep the rest for tadka) in a pan.
  5. Place the paneer chunks in the pan. Flip and roast the chunks until little Brown from all sides.
  6. Transfer the paneer pieces to a plate.
  7. In same pan add the seasoning ingredients, cumin seeds, cloves and the cinnamon stick.
  8. Add the onion and saute until translucent but make sure that they do not turn brown in colour.
  9. Add the tomatoes, green chillies, turmeric powder,garam masala,red chilli powder and the let the ingredients cook until the tomatoes are soft.
  10. Pour in the boiled dal and mix well.add water if required.
  11. Add paneer,salt and sprinkle some coriander leaves,green piece and let it boil for about 5 to 6 minutes.
  12. For tadka
  13. Heat the remaining butter in a small pan.
  14. Add a whole dry red chilli and let it cook,
  15. Add 1/4 tsp asafetida and chopped garlic.
  16. Stir and pour it all over the dal.
  17. Butter paneer dal fry is ready to serve.
  18. Enjoy immediately with jeera rice,naan or any paratha.

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Mar-12-2018

Nice one.

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