• 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.

  • 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2023

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