Paneer Lababdar

Prep time
5 min
Cooking time
20 min
Cousine / Course
Indian-entrée
Servings
4-5

Ingredients

  • टमाटा / टमाटर / Tomatoes – 2
  • काजू / Cashew – 2 tbsp
  • लाल मिरची / लाल सूखी मिर्च / Red dry chili – 4-5
  • तेल / Oil – 4 tbsp
  • दालिचनी / Cinnamon – 1/2 inch
  • तमालपत्र / तेज़पत्ता / Bayleaf – 2
  • मोठी इलायची / मोटी इलायची / Black Cardamom – 1
  • कांदा / प्याज / Onion – 1
  • अद्रक / अदरक / Ginger grated- 1 tbsp
  • लसुन / लेहसुन / Garlic grated – 1 tbsp
  • हळद / हल्दी / Turmeric – a pinch
  • ितखट / मिर्च पाउडर / Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • धणे पूड / धनिया पाउडर / Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • जिरे पूड / जीरा पाउडर / Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • मीठ / नमक / Salt – per taste
  • गरम मसाला / Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • साखर / शक्कर / Sugar – 1 tsp
  • ताजे मलई / ताजा क्रीम / Fresh cream – 1/4 cup
  • कोथंबीर / धिनया पत्ता / Coriander leaves
  • पनीरचे तुकडे / पनीर के टुकड़े / Paneer cubes – 100 gms
  • कसुरी मेथी / Kasoori Methi – 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Heat water in a pot
  2. Slit tomatoes and add them to hot water
  3. Add cashew, red dry chili, boil everything together for 4-5 min
  4. Strain on everything, let it cool down
  5. Once cooled Grind everything to a fine puree, set aside
  6. In pan, heat oil
  7. Add cinnamon, bayleaf, black cardamom, saute till arromatic
  8. Add onion, mix and cook till onion softens
  9. Add grated ginger and garlic, mix well
  10. Add tomato puree, mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 min
  11. Add turmeric, chili powder, mix well, add little water mix well, cover and cook for 1-2 min
  12. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, salt to taste, sugar, mix well, cover and cook for 1-2 min
  13. Add fresh cream, mix well
  14. Add coriander leaves, mix well
  15. Add paneer cubes, mix well
  16. Add kasoori methi mix well, cover and cook for 1-2 min
  17. Ready to serve!

Tips

  1. Adjust spiciness to yor liking
  2. Dont overcook paneer in masala
  3. Serve Roti, Naan, Rice

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