Paneer Lababdar

Ingredients:

400 gm paneer, cut into cubes
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
12-15 cashew nuts
1-2 green chillies, chopped
1/2 inch ginger, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 cardamoms
2 cloves
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 1/2-3 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4-1/2 tsp sugar
1 cup hot water / milk
1/4 cup fresh cream
1/2 tsp kasuri methi
a pinch of garam masala
3 tbsp paneer, grated
2 tsp + 2 tbsp + 1 tsp butter
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. In a pan, add 2 tsp butter, chopped tomatoes, green chilli, ginger, garlic, cashew nuts, cardamoms, cloves, salt and 1 cup of water ( or as required ) and cook it covered for 30 minutes.
  2. Then grind to a very smooth paste using a blender adding about 2 tbsp of water. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp butter in the pan over medium flame and add chopped onion and saute until lightly golden.
  4. Add the ground paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and saute until the raw smell completely disappears.
  5. Add sugar, hot water / milk and bring to a slow boil, stirring continuously.
  6. Add the paneer cubes and cook for 2 minutes over low flame.
  7. Add fresh cream and kasuri methi and cook for a minute. Adjust the salt and add garam masala and mix well.
  8. Switch off the flame and add grated paneer, 1 tsp butter and chopped coriander leaves.. Serve with naan, pulao, chapati etc…

Recipe Source: Yummy O Yummy

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