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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 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 5 votes

Paneer Lababdar

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


  • 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


  • 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.


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Vijay Naidoo July 22, 2022 - 8:07 am

Thx u for sharing u tasty recipe

Avatar of Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar July 22, 2022 - 8:17 am

Thank you.

5 from 5 votes (5 ratings without comment)

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