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Punjabi Style Paneer Lababdar Recipe

Paneer Lababdar Recipe

Paneer Lababdar Recipe: Here is another fine dish of paneer – “Paneer Lababdar”, with the smooth, fine, rich, and thick gravy. As shared earlier, gravy is prepared almost the way for the entire paneer recipe; this is yet another delicious recipe embraced by all.

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Nowadays, we all are avoiding outside food, so enjoy the restaurant-style dish at home. Though, a bit time consuming but surely will satisfy your desire to have the restaurant-style prepared dish.

Serve hot with naan, rice, chapatti, or parantha along with pickles, coriander chutney, and salad. Enjoy the restaurant ambiance at home.

  • Servings – 4
  • Preparation Time – 15
  • Cooking Time – 30
  • Courses – Main Course
  • Cuisine – Indian
  • Equipment – Pan, Ladle, and Grinder
  • Calories – 200 Calories per serving

Paneer Lababdar Recipe Ingredients:

  • Oil – 2 Tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon
  • Bay Leaf – 2
  • Cinnamon – 1 Stick
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Cloves – 5-6
  • Asafoetida – ¼ Teaspoon
  • Black pepper – 3-4
  • Onion – 3, Chopped
  • Green Chilli – 1
  • Garlic Cloves – 6-7
  • Cashew Nuts – 7-8
  • Ginger – 2 inch, grated
  • Cashew nuts – 7-8
  • Melon Seeds – 1 Teaspoon
  • Tomatoes – 3-4, chopped
  • Whole Red Chilli – 3-4
  • Salt as per taste
  • Butter – 2 Teaspoon
  • Cottage Cheese – 500 Grams
  • Sugar – 1 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala – ¼ Teaspoon
  • Kasuri Meethi – 1 Teaspoon
  • Fresh Cream – 2 Teaspoon
  • Coriander Leaves – 1 Teaspoon

Paneer Lababdar Recipe Preparation:

  • Heat oil in the pan. Add whole spices like cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves, asafoetida, cardamom, and black pepper.
  • Let the spices roast, stir for one minute.
  • Add chopped onions, green chilli, garlic cloves, and 1 inch grated ginger. Cook until onions get light brown.
  • Add cashew nuts, melon seeds, tomatoes, whole red chilli, and salt as per taste. Give it a nice stir.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes at a low-medium flame.
  • After 5 minutes, add 300 ml of water, or one cup of water. Mix well.
  • Cover the pan and cook it for 8-10 minutes on low flame.
  • Check all the ingredients are cooked well. Allow this mixture to cool down.
  • Grind into a fine paste.
  • Again take a pan, heat one tablespoon oil, and 2 teaspoon butter. Cut the 1-inch ginger lengthwise and put it in the pan.
  • Roast it and then add pureed gravy in it. Add ½ cup water. Give it a nice stir.
  • Cover the pan and cook it for 7-8 minutes.
  • Grate 100 grams cottage cheese in it, and dice the rest into cubes. Put the cubes in the gravy as well and cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Mix well and add sugar, garam masala, kasuri meethi, and fresh cream. Mix well all the ingredients. Add salt as per taste.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves and fresh cream.
  • The dish is ready to serve.

Pro tips: Butter will enhance the taste but on weight loss regime or a fitness freak can skip adding it or reduce the amount as per their taste

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Written by Saakshi Gupta

As per qualification, I have done MBA (Finance) from GGSIPU. Based out from Delhi and Market Research Professional since 2013, but have a passion for food and cooking. I love to try making different new recipes. My other hobbies are reading novels especially suspense and murder mystery, and also listening to music.


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