Paneer Lababdar is traditional Indian dish. This aromatic creamy and mild dish is cooked with cottage cheese in thick gravy.
|Paneer cut into triangle pieces||1 cup|
|Paneer Grated||1/4 cup|
|Julienne cut onion||1/2 cup|
|Roughly chopped tomatoes||1 cup|
|Garlic paste||1 teaspoon|
|Cinnamon stick||1 inch|
|Coriander powder||1 teaspoon|
|Garam Masala||1 teaspoon|
|Kasoori Methi||1 tablespoon|
|Kashmiri Mirch||1 teaspoon|
|Finely chopped Cilantro||1/4 cup|
Heat up a pan. Once pan is fully hot add 1 tablespoon of oil and cardamon, cloves, cinnamon stick and saute for few second and add onion, garlic and saute.
Once onion is soft add tomatoes and cashews and add 1/4 cup of water and cover the pan and let it cook for 4 minutes. Make sure cashews are mushy and soft.
Turn off heat and let mixture cool down, once mixture is cool, put all material in grinder and make a fine paste.
Take a pan, turn heat on medium and add 2 tablespoons of oil and 4 tablespoons of butter in it.
Once butter is melted, add ginger garlic paste and saute for a min. Add Kashmiri mirch powder and saute a bit more.
Add the paste which you prepared on step 2 and saute it. You need to roast this mixture till oil separates out.
Now its time to add other dry spices and mix all together for few seconds. Add 1/2 cup of warm water into mixture.
Let mixture boil and then add grated paneer and mix well. Let mixture cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add paneer pieces into gravy and stir gravey but make sure paneer pieces shouldn't break. Add cream and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
Once cooked, add honey and chopped cilantro and turn off heat and Paneer Lababdar is ready to serve.
ServingServe hot Paneer Lababdar along side with Butter Naan. This is dish is mild spicy so everyone will enjoy it.