Restaurant Style Paneer Lababdar

Ingredients

For puree:

1 cup water

2 tomato, cube

2 clove garlic

1 inch ginger

2 pods cardamom

4 cloves

15 cashew / kaju

½ tsp salt

Other ingredients:

2 tsp butter

2 tsp oil

1 bay leaf / tej patta

1 inch cinnamon

1 chilli, slit

1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves

1 onion, finely chopped

¼ tsp turmeric

½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder

1 cup water

¼ tsp salt

15 cubes paneer / cottage cheese

2 tbsp paneer / cottage cheese, grated

2 tbsp cream / malai

¼ tsp garam masala

2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

Preparation

1.Firstly, heat 2 tsp butter and 2 tsp oil.Saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 chilli and 1 tsp kasuri methi until it turns aromatic.Further, add 1 onion and saute well until the onions turn golden brown.Keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp cumin powder.

2.Add in prepared tomato puree and mix well.Cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the oil is released from masala paste.Add 1 cup water, ¼ tsp salt and mix well.Furthermore, add 15 cubes paneer and 2 tbsp grated paneer. Mix and cook well.

3.Turn off the flame and add 2 tbsp cream. mix until the cream is combined well.Additionally, add ¼ tsp garam masala and 2 tbsp coriander. Mix well.Finally, enjoy paneer lababdar with roti / chapati.