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What is Paneer Lababdar?

Paneer Lababdar is paneer cooked in very delicious and silky gravy. Like most of the paneer recipes, this one is not on the sweet side. It is spicy and flavoursome. Paneer lababdar can be served with butter naan or parathas. Paneer lababdar can prepared for special meals or weekend dinners or for parties. Do try this recipe as it is a

  • Party main course recipe
  • Restaurant style recipe

Let’s talk about the Ingredients for Paneer Lababdar

Paneer Lababdar is a

  • Recipe using paneer: I like to use homemade paneer as it is fresh and the best! If you use readymade paneer to soften it, keep in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Other ingredients: Onion tomato gravy is used to make paneer lababdar. Cashews and fresh cream have been added for richness. For gravies, I always use kaju tudka as it costs less and tastes the same.paneer lababdar

Ingredients for Paneer Lababdar Recipe

For Paste 

  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup broken cashews (kaju tudka)
  • 1/2 inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (lehsun)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 green cardamom (chhoti elachi)
  • 2 cloves (laung)
  • 1 tsp sugar

Other ingredients for Paneer Lababdar

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin (jeera) seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 green chili
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp dry fenugreek  leaves (Kasturi methi)
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream
  • 200 grams cottage cheese (paneer)
  • 2 tbsp grated paneer
  • Water as required

How to make Paneer Lababdar


  1. Heat 1/2 cup waterPaneer Lababdar
  2. Add 3 roughly chopped tomatoes, 1/4 cup broken cashew, 2-3 chopped garlic cloves, 1/2 inch chopped ginger,2 cloves and 1 green cardamom Paneer Lababdar
  3. Add 1 tsp sugarPaneer Lababdar
  4. Cover and cook it for 5-6 minutes or till tomatoes become softPaneer Lababdar
  5. Remove the lid and switch off the gasPaneer Lababdar
  6. Transfer cooked tomatoes and cashew mixture in a plate and allow to cool Paneer Lababdar
  7. Add mixture in grinderPaneer Lababdar
  8. Make a smooth pastePaneer Lababdar
  9. Heat 2 tbsp butter in a panPaneer Lababdar
  10. Add 1 bay leafPaneer Lababdar
  11. Add 1/2 cup chopped onionPaneer Lababdar
  12. Stir and cook continue till onions are light goldenPaneer Lababdar
  13. Add smooth tomato-cashew paste Paneer Lababdar
  14. Stir very wellPaneer Lababdar
  15. Add spices i.e. 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds powderPaneer Lababdar
  16. Cook for 1-2 minutesPaneer Lababdar
  17. Add 1/4 cup water Paneer Lababdar
  18. Cook for 1 -2 minutesPaneer Lababdar
  19. Now add 1 cup waterPaneer Lababdar
  20. Mix well and cookPaneer Lababdar
  21. Add 1 green chili slitPaneer Lababdar
  22. Add salt to tastePaneer Lababdar
  23. Sprinkle 1 tsp dry kasuri methi and 1/4 tsp garam masalaPaneer Lababdar
  24. Add 200 gram paneer cubes and 2 tbsp grated paneer. Simmer for 2 minutesPaneer Lababdar
  25. Discard bay leaf and green chiliPaneer Lababdar
  26. Add 1/4 cup fresh cream and mix well and switch off the flamePaneer Lababdar
  27. Bon Appetit Serve Paneer Lababdar with Butter naan or Tawa Rotipaneer lababdar


  • Do not overcook homemade paneer. It turns hard
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