Chanar Dalna Recipe

Chanar Dalna Recipe

Cuisine: Bengali

Chanar Dalna Recipe: Chanar Dalna is a Bengali curry made with paneer (chhena) balls cooked in a flavorful gravy with potatoes and spices. It’s a delicious vegetarian dish.


  • 1 tblsp ghee

  • 250 gms cubed cottage cheese (paneer)

  • 1 medium cubed potatoes

  • oil for frying

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp ginger paste

  • 2 – 3 green chillies

  • salt to taste

  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seed paste

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1/2 tsp sugar

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1 cup water


  • Heat up oil
  • Then fry the potatoes lightly
  • And keep aside.
  • Fry the paneer in the same oil and put it in warm water.
  • Heat up the ghee in a vessel,
  • Mix in the cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  • Mix in the cumin paste mixed with a little water, ginger juice and turmeric powder.
  • Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Mix in the potatoes, green chillies, garam masala powder, sugar and salt
  • Cover and stir fry till the potatoes are tender.
  • Take off the paneer from the water and mix in to the potatoes.
  • Mix in milk and the remaining water
  • Allow it to simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice or indian roti.

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