Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Recipe of the day: Paneer Veg Daal with Coconut

Hello foodies! In India, we have so many recipes with so many dals (pulses) in almost every region! I have made a special Dal with mixing two dishes from two states – Bengali Veg-Dal and Punjabi Pneer-Dal! Try it and tell me how it is….

Paneer Veg Daal with Coconut


  1. MoongDaal: -                                                      250gm
  2. Paneer (sliced in small cube pieces): -                 150gm.
  3. Coconut (sliced in very small pieces): -               ½ cup
  4. Carrot (medium size): -                                      1 piece
  5. Beans: -                                                             4-5peices
  6. Cauliflower (cut in small pieces): -                     1 cup
  7. Green Peas: -                                                     ½ cup 
  8. Tomato (sliced in small pieces):-                        1cup
  9. Ginger Paste: -                                                   1tsp
  10. Green Chili: -                                                      4-5 pieces
  11. Cumin Seeds: -                                                   ½ tsp.
  12. Bay Leaf: -                                                         2
  13. Cooking Oil: -                                                     1/2cup
  14. Turmeric Powder: -                                            1/2tsp
  15. Ghee: -                                                              1tsp
  16. Garam Mashala Powder: -                                   1tsp.
  17. Sugar: -                                                             1tsp.
  18. Salt: -                                                               to taste


  • Roast the moong daal in a pan and then boil it with salt and turmeric powder, in a pressure cooker. Keep aside when it boils well.
  • Heat Oil and then fry the paneers till it takes brown color and keep aside. 
  • Fry all the vegetables till golden and also keep aside.
  • In the same oil, ad bay leaf, cumin seed and coconut one by one and cook until the coconut becomes brown.
  • Now add the boiled daal, tomatoes, ginger paste, green chili, sugar, fried vegetables and fried paneer to it and mix well. 
  • Add 1cup water and let the daal get cooked.
  • Take it off the flame when the daal becomes thick. Add ghee and garam mashala and cover it for at least 5min.
  • Garnish with grated cheese and serve hot with rice or roti or paratha.  

 ** You may add more vegetables in it!

Tips of the day

1. When the noodles are boiled, drain all the hot water and add cold water. This way all the noodles will get separated.

2. To avoid crying, cut the onions into two parts and place them in water for 15 minutes before chopping them.

Good bye friends! Please share your feedback about the blog, it’s very important to me. Take care your family and yourself….……Namaskar.


  1. hmmmm. really innovative.. simple and easy..

    Thanks for the great recipes dear koyeli. :)