Paneer Lababdar – Restaurant Style

Paneer Lababdar

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

1. Paneer – 400 gm, cut into cubes

2. Tomato – 3 medium, chopped

Cashews, whole – 12 – 15

Green chilly – 1, chopped

Ginger – 1/2 inch, chopped

Garlic – 2 medium-large cloves, chopped

Cardamom – 2, cloves – 2

Butter – 2 tsp

Salt – To taste

Water – 1 cup or as required

3. Butter – 2 tbsp

4. Onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

5. Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Kashmiri chilly powder (good quality) – 2.5 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

6. Sugar – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp or to taste

7. Hot water / milk – 1 cup or as required

8. Heavy cream – 1/4 cup

Garam masala powder – 1 pinch (optional)

Kasoori methi – 1 – 2 pinches or to taste

9. Paneer, grated – 3 tbsp

Butter – 1 tsp

Cilantro – 1 tbsp, chopped

Method

1. Cover and cook all the ingredients numbered 2 for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool down. Grind to a very smooth paste in the large jar of a blender, adding 1 – 2 tbsp water if required. You can strain it to get a very smooth sauce.

2. Heat 2 tbsp butter in the same pan over medium heat. Saute onion until lightly golden. Add the ground paste, turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Saute until their raw smell completely disappears. Add sugar, hot water / milk and bring to a slow boil, stirring continuously. Add the paneer cubes and cook for two minutes over low heat. Add heavy cream and kasoori methi. Cook for 1 minute. Taste-check and add salt and garam masala powder, if required. Switch off. Add shredded paneer, butter and cilantro. Serve with naan/ pulao / chapathis.

Paneer Lababdar

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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