Hara Channa Paneer Gravy | Punjabi | pachai kondaikkadalai

Hara Channa Paneer Gravy | Punjabi | pachai kondaikkadalai is a tasty Punjabi recipe prepared with fresh green channa and paneer used for roti and Phulkas. Health benefits of channa explains you about the nutritional value and its benefits.

During winter season we get hara channa /raw channa /green channa /fresh channa with the full herb in markets. Today we will prepare a gravy using fresh green channa along with paneèr. We can also prepare side dishes of hara channa along with cauliflower or potato. Buy a bundle of green channa plants. Remove the green channa from the pods.

Herb bunch with hara channa pods


  • Hara channa – 1 cup
Kondaikkadalai separated from its pods
  • Onion – 1
  • Garlic/ poondu – 1 tblsp
  • Ginger/ inji – 1 tblsp
  • Tomato – 4
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder/ malli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder/ manjal thool – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder/ seeragathool – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Paneer – 100gram How to make paneer at home
Chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic

For Seasoning:-

  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp


1. Ground coarsly onion, ginger and garlic in a mixie.

Ground mixture of onion, ginger and garlic

2. Grind tomato separately in a mixie.

Ground tomato in a mixie jar

3. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds.

Cumin seeds added to pan

4. When it splutters add ground onion, garlic and ginger. Fry well till it turns colour and oil separates.

Ground onion mixture added and fried well.

5. Add ground tomatoes and sauté.

Ground tomatoes added

6. Now add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt.

Red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and cumin powder added

7. Mix well. Add hara channa to it. Add needed water. Close and cook for 5 minutes.

Hara channa added
Water added

8. When the vegetables gets cooked well and becomes soft add garam masala. Cut paneer into small cubes and add to the gravy.

Garamond masala and paneer added

9. Keep it in low flame for 2 minutes. Switch off and transfer to serving bowl. Serve along with phulkas or roti.

Hara Channa Paneer Gravy | Punjabi | pachai kondaikkadalai
Hara Channa Paneer Gravy | Punjabi | pachai kondaikkadalai – Ready to serve sabji

Other related recipes are

Aloo Paneèr Gravy

Palak Paneer recipe

Restaurant style paneer butter masala

Gobi Paneer Masala

Gobi Mutter masala

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