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paneer lababdor recipe
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Paneer lababdar recipe | Restaurant style paneer lababdar recipe | Easy paneer recipes

Paneer lababdar recipe, rich, creamy and delicious paneer lababdar, restaurant style gravy!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Harini


  • 200 grams paneer cut into cubes
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped roughly
  • 10 cashews
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger garlic
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cream
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander/cilantro leaves
  • Oil/butter
  • Water
  • Whole spices
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2 green cardamom


  • Chop paneer into cubes. You can saute the paneer in some ghee or butter if needed. I used plain paneer.
  • Soak 10 cashews in 1/4 cup hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Wash and roughly chop the tomatoes. Puree the tomato in a blender. grind the soaked cashews into smooth paste in the same jar.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter or oil in a kadai. Once the oil is hot, add the whole spices. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add minced ginger garlic and saute well till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add finely chopped onion and saute till the onion changes color slightly.
  • Add the pureed tomato and cook well. Cook till the tomato puree thickens and leaves out oil.
  • Add coriander power and chili powder. Mix well.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil.
  • Add cashew paste and mix well. Season with salt. Add 1/2 cup mor water and mix well. Simmer till gravy thickens and reaches required consistency.
  • Add fresh cream and simmer for 4-5 minutes. DO not let boil.
  • Add the paneer cubes and simmer for 2 more minutes. Add crushed kasuri methi and mix well.
  • Remove from flame. Add chopped cilantro leaves, lemon juice and mix well gently without breaking the paneer cubes. Serve paneer lababdar hot with rice/roti/poori


1. You can leave out fresh cream if you don't prefer.
2. You can add 1/2 teaspoon garam masala along with coriander powder


Calories: 298kcal