Show Stealer Paneer Lababdar

Sarika Chauhan's picture

Jul. 23, 2013

How about making aromatic spicy Indian flavoured gravy? Paneer Lababdar is one of those recipes which are rich in flavour and color. Its an ideal dish to serve in any special occasion.


Sesame seeds 1/4 Teaspoon
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Carom seeds 1/4 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 Teaspoon
Green chilies 2 , chopped
Garlic paste 1/2 Teaspoon
Onion 1 , chopped
Salt To Taste
Tomatoes 2 , pureed
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Milk 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cottage cheese 250 Gram , cubed
Fresh cream 1 Tablespoon
Garam masala powder 1/2 Teaspoon



1. In a pan, roast the sesame seeds and blend to make a powder. Set aside.

2. In a pan, heat the oil and add in the carom and cumin seeds. Allow to crackle.

3. Now add in the green chillies and garlic paste. Sauté for a few seconds.

4. Add in the onion and season with salt. Cook the onions until looks transparent.

5. Pour in the tomato puree and season with red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the oil separates and the gravy becomes thick.

6. Stir in the milk and grounded sesame seeds. Stir continue to mix well. Wait for few boils and add in the cubes of cottage cheese. Season with garam masala powder. Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

7. Mix the fresh cream and leave to cook on low flame.


8. Serve Paneer Lababdar with tandoori roti, naan, paratha or kulcha.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 178Calories from Fat 90

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 345 mg14.38%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet