Paneer Lababdar Recipe - Make Restaurant Style Paneer Lababdar at Home with My Easy Recipe

Paneer Lababdar

I would describe this dish as Paneer Lajawab (wonderful)!

Paneer Lababdar is an extremely popular paneer gravy dish that can be easily found on the menu of Indian restaurants. I would call it 'Paneer in rich, creamy cashew curry'! If you are bored with regular Paneer Butter Masala or Paneer Makhani, its the right time to try your hands onto Paneer Lababdar. 

Paneer Lababdar recipe

How to make Restaurant style Paneer Lababdar at home?

I have an easy answer to this. Carefully follow the ingredient details and preparation steps in this recipe post to prepare restaurant style gravy and Paneer Lababdar! Prepare and let yourself and your family enjoy this luscious combination of cottage cheese (Paneer) and exotic gravy prepared from chopped onions, cashew nuts, spices and tomato puree.

Paneer Lababdar Recipe

Ingredients for Gravy:

Oil 1 tablespoon

Jeera 1 teaspoon

Black peppercorns 4 to 5

Green cardamon 3 to 4

Cinnamon stick 1/2 inch

Bay leaves 2 

Garlic cloves 5 to 6 

Ginger 1/2 inch

Green chillies 2 to 3 

Cashewnuts 3/4th cup

Onions sliced 3 medium sized 

Tomatoes chopped 2 big sized 

Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste 

Water 2 tablespoon 

Preparation steps for Gravy:

Heat a kadai on medium flame and add oil. Add whole spices and saute them for a minute. 

Now add garlic cloves, chopped ginger and sliced onions. Cook them until onions become soft. 

Add chopped tomatoes, cashewnuts, green chillies and salt to taste. Cook them for 5 minutes. 

Now add Kashmiri red chilli powder and water and cook further for 10 minutes. 

Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool down completely and grind into fine paste.

Ingredients for Paneer Lababdar:

Oil 2 tablespoon

Ghee 1 tablespoon

Freshly prepared tomato onion gravy 

Paneer 300 grams

Garam masala 1 teaspoon

Kitchen king masala 1/2 teaspoon

Kasuri methi 1/4 teaspoon

Water 100 to 120 ml

To garnish, fresh cream and fresh coriander leaves

Preparation steps for Paneer Lababdar:

Take a wok, heat oil and ghee. Then add prepared tomato onion gravy, saute for 2 to 3 minutes, then add water. 

Now adjust the consistency according to your preference (if it's too thick, add little water) cover and cook for about 10 minutes. 

Add salt to taste, garam masala, kitchen king masala and kasuri methi, then give a mix. 

Add the paneer cubes and give gentle mix and switch off the flame. 

Garnish with fresh cream and coriander leaves. 

Enjoy Paneer Lababdar with hot roti or paratha!

Paneer Lababdar restaurant style

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