Spiced paneer dhal

Spiced paneer dhal

Omit the chilli if you prefer less heat, or if you’re making this spiced paneer dhal for kids. This is a balanced and flavourful midweek meal for the family
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Fry the paneer until golden brown, about 5-7 mins. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Put the cardamom and cinnamon in the pan and fry for 1-2 mins until fragrant. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and turmeric. Cook for 5 mins until softened before adding the lentils and stock. Season and bring to a simmer, then cook over a medium heat for 15-20 mins until the lentils are tender and thickened.
  2. Step 2

    Season the dhal and tip in the paneer. Serve with the coriander sprinkled over, and chapati or naan and coconut yogurt, if you like.