Nikitasa Mishra
4 min readFeb 16, 2024


Paneer Lababdar (Restaurant Style Recipe)

Paneer Lababdar is a simple to-get ready, café style dish of paneer (Indian curds) in a smooth, somewhat tart and faintly sweet sauce. Onions, tomatoes, cashews and flavors make this a rich, tasty and scrumptious recipe. This veggie lover Paneer Lababdar recipe is likewise normally without gluten.

What is Paneer Lababdar
Paneer Lababar is a well known paneer sauce dish and can be tracked down on the menu of numerous Indian eateries. There are a couple of varieties of setting up this rich dish.
My paneer lababdar recipe is more Punjabi style than Mughlai style with the expansion of onions, tomatoes, cashews and flavors.
It doesn't depend intensely on the utilization of a lot of nuts, dry natural products or seeds. Cashews are the main nuts included the recipe.

For Tomato-Cashew Glue
▢1.5 cups cleaved tomatoes (ready and red), 250 grams
▢10 to 12 cashews
▢1 inch ginger - cleaved
▢2 to 3 garlic (medium-sized) - cleaved
▢½ cup water
▢1 green cardamom
▢2 cloves
More Fixings
▢2 tablespoons Spread
▢1 tej patta (Indian inlet leaf)
▢½ cup finely hacked onions - 100 grams
▢½ teaspoon cumin powder (ground cumin)
▢½ teaspoon Coriander Powder (ground coriander)
▢½ teaspoon red stew powder or kashmiri red bean stew powder or cayenne pepper
▢1 or 1.25 cups water or add as required
▢1 or 2 green chilies or serrano peppers - cut
▢salt as required

▢¼ to ½ teaspoon sugar or add as required
▢200 grams Paneer (curds)
▢2 tablespoon ground paneer
▢¼ teaspoon Garam Masala
▢1 teaspoon kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) - squashed
▢¼ cup low-fat cream or 1 to 2 tablespoons weighty whipping cream
▢1 tablespoon Spread added later - (discretionary)
For Trimming
▢1 tablespoon slashed coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
▢1 inch ginger - julienne


Planning Tomato-Cashew Glue
Take slashed tomatoes, cashews, hacked ginger and garlic, green cardamom, cloves and water in a little skillet. Use tomatoes which are not excessively tart or sharp.
Turn on the burner and stew this blend on a low intensity.
Cook until the tomatoes are mellowed. In the event that the water evaporates and the tomatoes are not mellowed, add around 2 to 3 tablespoons water and keep on cooking.
Permit this combination to turn out to be warm or cool totally and add to a processor or blender container.

Drudgery to a smooth glue with no cashews or tomato lumps or pieces. You might add some water whenever expected while crushing. Keep this ground tomato-cashew-flavors glue to the side.
Sautéing Onions And Tomato-Cashew Glue
Heat spread in container or kadai or wok. Add the tej patta and sauté for two or three seconds.
Add finely slashed onions. Mix well.
Then keep on sauting as well as mix and cook till the onions become light brilliant or brilliant.
Then add the tomato-cashew-flavors glue. The blend will splutter in the event that there is water in it, so watch out. Mix well indeed.
Add cumin powder, coriander powder and red stew powder.
Mix and saute this masala. You will see the masala clustering and assembling around itself.
Saute till you see fat leaving the sides of the masala glue.

Making Paneer Lababdar
Then, at that point, add water. Blend quite well.
Add the cut green chilies.
Mix and permit the sauce to come to a stew. Then season with salt and sugar.
Add paneer solid shapes and ground paneer.
Delicately blend and consolidate.
Then sprinkle kasuri methi which has been squashed with the garam masala powder. Mix very well once more.
Ultimately add the low-fat cream or weighty whipping cream. Switch off the intensity and join well indeed. You can likewise add 1 tablespoon margarine at this step. This is discretionary.
Decorate paneer lababdar with hacked coriander leaves and ginger julienne. Present with chapati, baked roti or naan. It likewise works out positively for cumin rice or veg pulao.

Enjoy 😊