Monday, August 23, 2010

Methi Channa Paneer Masala

Who will say no to paneer, definitely none at home here, we just love paneer and i dont forget to pick them whenever i'll go to Indian groceries..its quite a routine for me to get them and often do anything with those Indian cheese, weekend i picked a paneer packet and prepared this quick and easy methi channa paneer masala with kasuri methi and cooked channa..This masala was tremendous and its quite easy to prepare, its tastes delicious along with rotis or parathas..Sending this droolworthy masala to Jay's Letz Relishh-Paneer and to my event CWS-Fennel Seeds and to Suma's Sidedishes From India and finally to LB-Chickpeas guest hosted by Nithu, event by Kiran and to Neha's Kid's Menu..

Methi Paneer & Channa Masala

2cups Paneer cubes
1+1/2cups Channa

1tbsp Kasuri Methi leaves (dry fenugreek leaves)
1no Onion chopped
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2tbsp Besan flour
1tsp Garam masala
2tsp Coriander leaves(chopped)
Salt
Oil

To Grind:
2nos Tomato(ripe n juicy)
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
2nos Green chillies

Grind 1/2cup of the cooked chick peas/channa n keep aside..Fry the paneer cubes in oil and let them sit in hot water..

Meanwhile grind all the ingredients from the list 'TO GRIND' with half cup of water into fine paste n keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds, fry until they splutters, now add the chopped onion,kasuri methi and salt,cook until they turns tenders, keep the flame in simmer n add the besan flour n fry along the onions..add the grounded paste of spices to the onion,kasuri methi n besan flour.

They may turn thicker, stir them for a while in simmer, add the already grounded chick peas as well as the rest of the cooked chick peas, to the masala along the garam masala.

Add enough water to turn them as gravy..cook them for a while in medium flame..add the chopped coriander leaves n put off the stove.

Enjoy with rotis..

41 comments:

  1. wow !! lovely colour and im sure adding besan must have thicken the gravy and loved the idea of paneer and chana combo im sure this must have tasted delish...btw thanx priya for the quick comment ,your comments r highly appreciated..thanx dear !

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  2. I think this is the only way to make my kid eat channa , awesome recipe too,will try for roti!

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  3. Looks delicious. Would be very nice with paratha. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com/2010/08/18/how-to-make-egg-noodles-at-home/

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  4. For sure I would never say no ;)...looks so delicious Priya ...

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  5. Wow!!! this is lovely and delicious masala...

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  6. This paneer dish looks super yummy and creamy! I've never used besan with paneer. Bookmarked and will be tried soon :-)

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  7. As you are adding grounded chick peas for thickness, like to know why you are using besan also. Happy cooking!
    Jayanthi Sekar

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  8. two incredibly fav dishes of mine...yumm

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  9. OMG.. a perfect trio.. loved it!

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  10. Very creamy and tempting recipe Priya.

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  11. Love that paneer too and the combination of ingredients here is so mouthwatering!

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  12. OMG looks so yummy !! Awesome combo !! Tempting me !!

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  13. Looks so perfect, creamy n mouthwatering..

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  14. That's definitely a nice combination of Priya, looks delicious.

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  15. Nice combo and flavors. Looks very yummy.

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  16. priya mouthwatering and yummy recipe....chana and paneer gr8 combo!

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  17. Chana Masala Looks simply awesome. No other words to describe it. So many testimonials have already been showered upon you.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  18. Lovely combo..yummy gravy,mouthwatering.

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  19. Methi chana paneer masala looks delicious Priya.

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  20. Wow.Filling and delish.Too perfect the click is Priya

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  21. i love paneer with anything, superb

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  22. I am a great fan of chickpeas and paneer and fenugreek leaves!
    This is all in one!Looks yummy!
    I will throw in some potatoes too!
    :)

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  23. Tempting dish dear...loved the creamy texture of the dish and the recipe too...

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  24. Great combination !!waiting to try this out !!!

    www.happyhealthyfuncooking.blogspot.com

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  25. Am mouthwatering here!!! Yummy and delicious...

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  26. Yummy & delicious curry ............

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  27. I can feel the taste, great new combo :)

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  28. Very unique combo but still looks yumm

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  29. Methi & Channa together is something I haven't tried before. Looks appetizing!

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  30. I often make this one, with out adding paneer. Your curry looks so creamy and scrumptious.

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