paneer lababdar recipe | how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar

paneer lababdar recipe | how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar with detailed photo and video recipe. a popular north indian gravy recipe made with cottage cheese in a creamy and rich tomato and onion gravy. it is mainly served with roti or naan and also be extended to jeera rice. the recipe is very similar to paneer butter masala.
paneer lababdar recipepaneer lababdar recipe | how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar with step by step photo and video recipe. north indian curries or gravies are known for their richness and creaminess. typically it is made with a mix of vegetables and paneer tossed and cooked in cashew based tomato onion base.

as i mentioned previously the recipe for paneer lababdar is very similar to paneer butter masala or paneer makhani recipe. as a matter of fact, the recipe for the latter is much simpler and can be made instantly. the lababdar recipe is complicated and requires boiling of tomatoes and spices in water which is then converted to a flavoured tomato puree. basically, this adds a lot of flavour and aroma to the puree which is eventually added to the curry base. butter masala recipe is straightforward and made by sautéing onion and tomatoes which is eventually blended into a fine paste.

how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar

the paneer lababdar recipe can be overwhelming for beginners, but if you follow these tips and suggestions, it should be uncomplicated. firstly, the recipe is a 2 step process for preparing the base as the first step and adding paneer cubes spices as second. the point i am making here is, you can make the base well ahead in advance and deep freeze to use it as required. secondly, i have used fresh homemade paneer cubes for this recipe which is moist and soft. you can use store bought paneer, but ensure it is fresh and moist before buying it. lastly, the gravy would turn thick once it cools down. hence add some water to maintain the consistency before reheating and serving it.

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paneer lababdar recipe
paneer lababdar recipe | how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

easy paneer lababdar recipe | how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar

Course: curry
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
for puree:
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tomato cube
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • 15 cashew / kaju
  • ½ tsp salt
other ingredients:
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 chilli slit
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 15 cubes paneer / cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp paneer / cottage cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp cream / malai
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
Instructions
  1. firstly, heat 2 tsp butter and 2 tsp oil.
  2. saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 chilli and 1 tsp kasuri methi until it turns aromatic.
  3. further, add 1 onion and saute well until the onions turn golden brown.
  4. keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp cumin powder.
  5. add in prepared tomato puree and mix well.
  6. cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the oil is released from masala paste.
  7. add 1 cup water, ¼ tsp salt and mix well.
  8. furthermore, add 15 cubes paneer and 2 tbsp grated paneer. mix and cook well.
  9. turn off the flame and add 2 tbsp cream. mix until the cream is combined well.
  10. additionally, add ¼ tsp garam masala and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well.
  11. finally, enjoy paneer lababdar with roti / chapati.

how to make paneer lababdar with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large vessel take 1 cup water, 2 tomato, 2 clove garlic and 1 inch ginger.
    paneer lababdar recipe
  2. also add 2 pods cardamom, 4 cloves, 15 cashew and ½ tsp salt.
    paneer lababdar recipe
  3. cover and boil for 10 minutes or until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    paneer lababdar recipe
  4. cool the mixture completely and blend to smooth puree. keep aside.
    paneer lababdar recipe
  5. now in a large kadai heat 2 tsp butter and 2 tsp oil.
    paneer lababdar recipe
  6. saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 chilli and 1 tsp kasuri methi until it turns aromatic.
    how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar
  7. further, add 1 onion and saute well until the onions turn golden brown.
    how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar
  8. keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp cumin powder. saute until the spices turn aromatic.
    how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar
  9. add in prepared tomato puree and mix well.
    how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar
  10. cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent from burning up. cook until the oil is released from masala paste.
    how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar
  11. add 1 cup water, ¼ tsp salt and mix well. adjust consistency as required.
    how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar
  12. furthermore, add 15 cubes paneer and 2 tbsp grated paneer. mix well.
    paneer lababdar recipe
  13. cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until paneer absorb flavour.
    paneer lababdar recipe
  14. turn off the flame and add 2 tbsp cream. mix until the cream is combined well.
    paneer lababdar recipe
  15. additionally, add ¼ tsp garam masala and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well.
    paneer lababdar recipe
  16. finally, enjoy paneer lababdar with roti / chapati.
    how to make restaurant style paneer lababdar

notes:

  • firstly, adding cream is optional. however, it helps to get the restaurant flavour.
  • also, use cook until the oil is released from masala paste. this helps to give good flavour.
  • additionally, adding grated paneer to the gravy makes curry more rich and creamy.
  • finally, use moist and fresh homemade paneer to prepare paneer lababdar recipe.
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