• Green Chana Paneer Masala
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INGREDIENTS


Green Chana Paneer Masala

Servings - 2 - 3

INGREDIENTS


Green chickpeas - 250 grams

Water - 1800 milliliters, divided

Salt - 1 teaspoon

Black cardamom - 1 pod

Cinnamon stick - 1

Paneer - 330 grams

Ginger - 2 tablespoons

Garlic - 2 tablespoons

Green chili - 1 tablespoon

Salt - 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Fennel powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Butter - 2 tablespoons

Oil - 40 milliliters

Onions paste - 180 grams

Garlic - 2 tablespoons

Ginger - 2 tablespoons

Tomato puree - 180 grams

Green chili - 1 tablespoon

Salt - 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric - 1 teaspoon

Paprika - 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon

Garam masala - 1 teaspoon

Coriander - for garnishing

PREPARATION

1. In a bowl, add 250 grams green chickpeas, 1 litre water and soak for overnight.

2. Transfer this into a pressure cooker, add 800 milliliters water, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 pod black cardamom, 1 cinnamon stick and cover it with lid.

3. Cook till you hear 2 whistles.

4. Remove it from heat and keep aside.

5. In a mixing bowl, add 330 grams paneer, 2 tablespoons ginger, 2 tablespoons garlic, 1 tablespoon green chili, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon fennel powder and mix it well.

6. Marinate for 20 minutes.

7. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet, add the marinated paneer in it.

8. Cook until it turns golden brown in color from all sides.

9. Heat 40 milliliters oil in a skillet, add 180 grams onions paste and cook until it turns golden brown in color.

10. Add 2 tablespoons garlic, 2 tablespoons ginger and stir well.

11. Then, add 180 grams tomato puree and mix it well.

12. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes on medium heat.

13. Add 1 tablespoon green chili and mix it well.

14. Now, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon garam masala and mix it well.

15. Then, add the cooked green chickpeas and mix it well.

16. Bring it to a boil.

17. Now, add the cooked paneer in it and mix it well.

18. Bring it to a boil again.

19. Cook for 5 - 7 minutes on medium heat.

20. Garnish with coriander.

21. Serve hot.