Paneer Lababdaar – Ingredients And Recipes By Apna Vaishno Dhaba

Paneer lababdar is a very popular north-indian gravy made with cottage cheese in a creamy and rich tomato and onion gravy, served with naan , roti or jeera rice. North-Indian curries and gravies are known for their rich texture and creaminess. These curries and gravies are typically a mixture of vegetables and tossed paneer , coocked in cashew with tomato and onion base as instructed by Dhaba in Panchkula. 

INGREDIENTS AND RECIPE BY THE RESTAURANT IN PANCHKULA TO MAKE YOUR COOKING MORE EASY AND INTERESTING

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 4 Tomato (Cube)
  • 3 Clove Garlic
  • 2 inch ginger
  • 2 Pods Cardamom
  • 4 Cloves
  • 15 Cashew / Kaju
  • Salt as per taste

OTHER INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tsp Butter
  • 3 Tsp Oil
  • 1 Bay Leaf / Tej Patta
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon
  • 1 – 2 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 to 20 cubes paneer / cottage cheese
  • 2 Tsp paneer / cottage cheese (grated)
  • 2 Tsp cream / malai
  • 2 Tsp Garam Masala 
  • 2 Tsp coriander (finely chopped)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION

  1. Firstly, heat the butter and oil in a pan,
  2. Fry 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 chilli and 1 tsp kasuri methi until it turns aromatic 
  3. Further, add 1 onion and fry well until the onion turns golden brown
  4. Keep the flame low add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder
  5. Add chopped tomato puree and mix well
  6. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the oil is released from masala paste
  7. Add water and salt accordingly and mix well
  8. Further add 15 cubes paneer and grated paneer, mix and cook well
  9. Turn off the flame and add cream, mix until the cream is combined well
  10. Additionally, add garam masala and coriander and mix well
  11. Finally, enjoy Paneer Lababdar with roti / rice.

The paneer lababdar recipe is a bit complicated and requires boiled tomatoes and spices in water eventually added to a curry base. The recipe can be a bit much for beginners but if you follow the tips mentioned by the chief cook of Vegetarian restaurant in panchkula, it can become easier. 

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