June 05, 2014

Kabuli chana or chickpea paneer usli recipe - How to make kabuli chana and paneer usli

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

Kabuli Chana or Chickpea Paneer Usli Recipe
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Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 20 mins
Total time : 30 mins
Recipe type : Usli
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 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 tempering
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp  mustard seeds
  • A pinch of cumin seeds
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 4-5 broken red chillies
  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Add the asafoetida, curry powder, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and saute for 10 seconds. 
  4. Remove the paneer from hot water, gently squeeze and add. 
  5. Add the cooked kabuli chana, salt, sugar and stir to combine. 
  6. Cook covered on low flame for 4-5 minutes, stirring in between. 
  7. Remove from the heat and add lemon juice and mix well. 
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve the kabuli chana and paneer usal hot as a snack or side dish.
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  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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