June 5, 2014

Kabuli chana or chickpea paneer usal recipe - how to make kabuli chana and paneer usal -usal recipe

Kabuli chana and paneer usal recipe - Here is another simple and easy paneer and kabuli chana usal recipe. It is just a fabulous usal,  either used as snack or side dish along with other main course for rotis.

usal in  a serving plate
Kabuli chana or chickpea paneer usal recipe.

Preparation time 1o minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Serves 2

1 cup  cooked kabuli chana / chickpea
1/2 cup paneer cubes
1 ½ tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
A pinch of  asafoetida
1 tsp lemon juice
A pinch of sugar
Few chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For the seasoning
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp  mustard seeds
A pinch of cumin seeds
7-8 curry leaves
4-5 broken red chillies

  • Cook the kabuli chana in pressure cooker till tender. Drain out excess water and set aside. Cut the paneer into small sized cubes and put them in hot water.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.  When they splutter, add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and broken red chillies. Saute for 1 minute taking care not to burn the red chillies. 
  • Add the asafoetida, curry powder, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and saute for 10 seconds. 
  • Remove the paneer from hot water, gently squeeze and add. 
  • Add the cooked kabuli chana, salt, sugar and stir to combine. 
  • Cook covered on low flame for 4-5 minutes, stirring in between. 
  • Remove from the heat and add lemon juice and mix well. 
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve the kabuli chana and paneer usal hot as a snack or side dish.
usal ready to serve


  1. Wow great idea of using chickpeas and paneer together....

  2. Looks very delicious and tempting!!

  3. channa and paneer a nice unique combo.. yumm..


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