Friday, May 9, 2014

Chanar Dalna | Paneer Curry (Homemade)

Chanar Dalna is one of favorite recipe.I think you are not getting properly that what is Chana? Here Chana means nothing the homemade paneer only. How you are making paneer at home that is exactly. In previous Bengal we did not have  chances to buy paneer/cottage cheese from market. So homemade chana/paneer was the only way to make this traditional dish.Still there is tradition to have this delicacy in some auspicious occasions in Bengal. But it is almost different from the market bought , looks wise , taste wise too. Healthy and tasty combination of vegetarian recipe which you ever get in one recipe. So try this tempting dish .

As per nutritional value homemade paneer is more beneficial than market bought as it is more hygienic too.
It is good source of Protein,Vitamin B12, Calcium and Vitamin D too.

Chanar Dalna | Homemade Paneer Gravy
Recipe By : Nabanita Das
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serve : 2

Ingredients : 

To make Chana/Paneer Balls  :

2 Cups Homemade Paneer (Made from 1.5 ltr milk + 1 lemon)
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
3/4 tsp cardamom powder
1 pinch Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
2 tbsp Maida/flour
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Sugar

To make Dalna/Gravy :

1 Cup Potato Cube
2 Tomato grated
1 tsp Ginger grated
1 Bay leaf
1 tsp Jeera powder/ Cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder(cinnamon powder,green cardamom powder)
Salt to taste
Oil for frying + Gravy

Cooking Direction :

Take one bowl mix all the ingredients of paneer balls and prepare 4 balls out of these paneer.
Heat oil in frying pan.
Fry them until light brown.
Keep aside.
Fry potato cubes with little salt and turmeric powder.
keep aside.

Now put 2 tbsp oil a kadai or rest of the oil ,add bay leaf.
Add grated ginger and tomato saute a little.
Add rest of the dry masala and cook until oils come out.
Now add little water to it and bring it to boils .
Add fried potato and paneer balls .
Switch off the flames.
Serve with plain rice.

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