Paneer Lababdaar

Delicious North Indian(Punjabi) restaurant style paneer gravy made with onions tomatoes cashews and paneer cubes.

Ingredients for cooking:-

  1. Fresh Full fat Paneer  250 gm
  2. Poppy Seeds               2tsp
  3. Cashewnuts                 10 nos
  4. Bay leaf                      1-2nos
  5. Cardamom                  2-3nos
  6. Cloves                         2 nos
  7. Peppercorn                  5-6 nos
  8. Turmeric powder        1 tsp
  9. Garlic clove                2-3 nos
  10. Red chilly powder      1tsp
  11. Cumin seeds               2tsp
  12. Coriander Powder       2 tsp
  13. Onion                          2 large
  14. Tomatoes                    3 medium
  15. Capsicums                  2 medium diced
  16. Fresh coriander           for garnish
  17. Salt                              to taste
  18. Oil/Butter/Ghee          3-4 tbs

Cooking Method:-

  • Soak cashews and poppy seeds in a small bowl of water.
  • Heat 3 tbs oil in a pan and add cumin seeds to it and let it crackle. Add dry ingredient no 4,5,6,7 and cook for 2 min on slow flame.
  • Add onion, garlic and salt and roast it for another 2 minutes.
  • Add turmeric, red chilly powder and coriander powder and mix well.
  • Now add Tomatoes and roast it till the oil is separated from the mixture.
  • Remove the cooked mixture on a plate and let it cool down and grind it later.
  • Make a paste of cashew and poppy seeds and keep it aside.
  • Heat 1 tbs butter/ghee in a pan and add 1 tsp cumin seeds.
  • Add diced capsicum pieces and toss it for 2 min
  • Add square pieces of Paneer and toss them on slow flame  without breaking them
  • Add the grounded masala paste in it and add water to the required consistency.
  • Let it come to a boil and then add cashew and poppy paste and mix well into the gravy.
  • Let it cook again for some time on slow flame.
  • Check for salt and add salt , if necessary.
  • Remove the gravy in a serving dish and Garnish with freshly chopped coriander .
  • You can also add a tbs of fresh cream while garnishing..

By -Ms. Saritha Sumith,

Mentee for C2C 2020 Batch 1,

Maharashtra

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