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Paneer Kaliya  Recipe

Cottage cheese combined with blanched almonds and chana dal and cooked in fresh indian spices.

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Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Paneer Kaliya

Main Ingredients

Paneer (cottage cheese), Almonds





Level Of Cooking



  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 1 inch cubes
    500 grams
  • Almonds blanched and ground
    1 1/2 cups
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal)
    1/4 cup
  • Ghee
    1/2 cup
  • Green cardamoms
  • Cloves
  • Black peppercorns
  • Cinnamon
    1 inch stick
  • Onions sliced
    2 medium
  • Ginger roughly chopped
    1 inch stick
  • Coriander seeds
    2 tablespoons
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Milk
    1 cup
  • Fresh coriander leaves
    2 tablespoons
  • Salt
    to taste


Step 1

Grind almonds to a fine paste. Grind roasted chana dal to a fine powder. Heat two tablespoons of ghee in a kadai.

Step 2

Crush cardamoms, cloves, peppercorns in a mortar with a pestle and add to the ghee. Add cinnamon, sliced onions and sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 3

Add ginger and coriander seeds to the onions and sauté for a minute more. Take off the heat, cool slightly and grind into a fine paste using little water.

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