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Paneer Lababdar

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Paneer Lababdar is a recipe from the Indian subcontinent, where paneer and tomatoes are cooked in a thick, spicy gravy.
Paneer Lababdar

Paneer Lababdar is a North Indian vegetarian dish that is popular in restaurants. It is traditionally made with paneer, green chillies, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and onions.

The dish can be cooked in a number of ways – shallow frying the paneer to make it crispier or boiling it to make it soft.

It is usually served with naan , roti or rice.

Paneer Lababdar


Paneer Lababdar
5 from 4 votes

Paneer Lababdar Recipe

Paneer Lababdar is a recipe from the Indian subcontinent, where paneer and tomatoes are cooked in a thick, spicy gravy.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian

Ingredients for Paneer Lababdar

  • 250 g Paneer cubed
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 3 tsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves crumbled
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • handful Coriander Leaves
  • 125 ml Cream
  • as per taste Salt

For the Tomato Gravy:

  • 500 g Tomatoes chopped
  • 150 ml Water
  • 1/2 inch Ginger peeled, chopped
  • 10 to 15 Unsalted Cashew Nuts
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 2 to 3 Garlic Cloves peeled
  • 1 Green Chilli chopped
  • 2 Cloves

How to make Paneer Lababdar

  • Add the tomatoes to a pan over medium flame.
  • Add all the ingredients for gravy and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the cashew nuts are soft.
  • Transfer this to a blender / mixer jar and process until smooth.
  • Keep aside until required.
  • Melt the butter in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the bay leaf, onions, salt and fry until the onions turn light brown.
  • Add the red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and stir well for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Add the reserved tomato gravy, tomato puree, small pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the flame and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the fenugreek leaves, sugar, garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Add the cubed paneer, cream and coriander leaves.
  • Simmer for a few minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and grated paneer.
  • Serve as a side dish with rice or roti.
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.


Vijay Naidoo July 22, 2022 - 8:07 am

Thx u for sharing u tasty recipe

Praveen Kumar July 22, 2022 - 8:17 am

Thank you.


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