Paneer Lababdar

This week, I have chosen to take part in a unique challenge as part of BM #37. In this, our fellow BMers have each put out a recipe for us to choose from. So from a list of about 15-18,we needed to pick three and showcase them this week.

As soon as I saw this recipe name from Sapana, I was tempted to try it out the same day and we loved it. Special thanks to Sapana from our family as well. So for day 1, week 4, here is the the delectable Paneer Lababdar.

Paneer Lababdar

Recipe source -Tarla Dalal
Ingredients - 

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) cubes 1 cup
Coriander (Dhania) Seeds , roasted and crushed 1 tsp 
Crushed Red Chillies 2 tsp or 3 Whole Red Chillies , coarsely ground
Kasuri Methi 1/2 tsp 
Onions, finely chopped  1/2 cup 
Ginger-Garlic paste 1 1/2 tsp 
Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp 
Tomatoes, chopped 1 1/2 cups (I used 2 Tbsp tomato puree and 1/4 cup of chopped tomatoes) 
Milk (low fat)  1/2 cup 
Cornstarch or Cornflour 1/4 tsp 
Garam Masala 1/4 tsp 
salt to taste
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp)

Paneer Lababdar

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, add oil and cumin seeds. After they crackle, add the crushed coriander seeds, kasuri methi, crushed red chillies and onions.

Saute the onions until they turn slightly brown.

Add in the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and tomatoes. Also pour in 4-5 tablespoons of water. Let the mixture simmer until the oil floats on top.

Remove from fire and let it cool. Upon cooling blend into a smooth paste and transfer to the pan. Let it boil.

Mix cornstarch/cornflour in 1 tablespoon of milk and set aside.

After the onion-tomato mixture comes to a boil, add the cornstarch-milk, milk, garam masala and salt.

Mix well and gently slide the paneer cubes into the simmering gravy. Remove from fire after about 3-4 minutes.

Garnish with Cilantro (coriander leaves) and serve warm with Roti/Naan.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 37.

Preparation Time  30 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Monday, February 24, 2014


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Wow so tempting and delicious paneer lababdar :) Am too having this in my drafts !!love the color very appealing and lovely clicks dear :)

  3. Looks very tempting harini!!! Bookmarked!! :)

  4. Pavani Says:
  5. Same pinch Harini. I made this too and loved the creamy spicy taste. Your pics are very inviting.

  6. Inviting pictures and paneer labadar looks rich creamy and delicious!

  7. divya Says:
  8. looks super yum! love it

  9. mouthwatering

  10. Priya Suresh Says:
  11. Wonderful platter, irresistible paneer lababdar..

  12. Priya Says:
  13. Wonderful paneer lababdar ...Love the whole plate as such ...

  14. Akila Says:
  15. Yummy, creamy and delucious

  16. Anything with paneer is a hit in my house. Should try this.

  17. I LOVED this also. It had such a great taste - so creamy and luscious. Yours looks so good also.

  18. Archana Says:
  19. Bookmaking this one. After all the comments that I have read this one is to be made immediately. mmmmmm!

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. nice i like that.. also see that recipe.. thanks

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