Paneer Lababdar recipe | Sanjeev Kapoor

Paneer Lababdar recipe | Sanjeev Kapoor

Paneer Lababdar is a popular north Indian dish. It’s popular for it’s rich and creamy gravy, moreover it’s exotic flavours and most importantly the manner of preparation. The beginners need to follow each and every step carefully and attentively. It may be a little overwhelming in the beginning but with the proper recipe the results will be exemplary .

Freshly cooked Panner Lababdar is ready to serve in a dish with one roti on side.
Freshly cooked Panner Lababdar is ready to serve in a dish with one roti on side.

Why Paneer Lababdar is so famous?

Here’s the deal:

Paneer Lababdar is favourite among many who are in love with paneer. It is one of the most popular dishes among the other recipes of paneer like Paneer Butter Masala and Shahi Paneer. The ingredients of this recipe make it’s gravy delicious and it’s aroma dreamy.

Popularity of Paneer Lababdar

Paneer lababdar is one of the top-ordered dishes in North Indian restaurants however though it’s not as popular as Paneer Makhani and Paneer butter masala yet it holds its own value.

Gravy highlights the sweet taste and its cheesy paste which is made up of grated cottage cheese or simply grated paneer.

Still Paneer lababdar is a rich and appetizing dish which will be perfect to serve when guests arrive to enjoy dinner party at your place or any occasion where you can highlight this absolutely month – watering dish so.

Wanna learn the secret recipe of Paneer Lababdar by Sanjeev Kapoor?

Learn how to make this excellent dish step-wise in Sanjeev Kapoor style.
Paneer lababdar has the sweetness of honey and chatkaras of Indian spices. And now we will be preparing this dish in Sanjeev Kapoor style.

Steps To Prepare Paneer Lababdar In Sanjeev Kapoor Style

This gravy is mildly sweet and full of flavours. Moreover cashews will play an important role in the texture and taste of the gravy. Let’s have a look at the ingredients.

Spinkled corriander leaves are lying on delicious Paneer recipe served in a bowl.
Spinkled corriander leaves are lying on delicious Paneer recipe served in a bowl.


Always remember to take fresh ingredients. Take special care of the Paneer cubes as the fresh paneer cubes are soft so be gentle while cutting or mixing it.

Key Importance:

Ingredient Quantity


oil 2 tbsps




CHOPPED onions medium

SALT Acc. to your taste


BUTTER 2 tbsp


1 tbsp


½ tbsp 

HONEY1 tbsp


¼ tbsp

2 tbsp

1 tbsp

Coriander leaves should be fresh and washed. Maintain a balance of salt in the gravy. Be extra cautious with the gas. Avoid cooking on high flame. However,you can also use melon seeds with cashews. Add water accordingly otherwise it might get a little liquid in texture.

Raw Paneer cubes
Raw paneer cubes ready to cut.

Now comes the Steps:

Step no. 1
Take a non-stick kadhai and add 2tbsps oil

Step no. 2
Add cumin seeds, cardamom, and cloves and sauté for 2 min.

container of spices .
container of spices required to make paneer lababdar.

Step no. 3
It’s time to add chopped onions now. Sauté and mix till they turn light golden brown. Don’t let them turn dark brown

Step no. 4
Add tomatoes now and mix them well.

Step no. 5
Now add salt according to your taste and then add
Cashews after mixing it properly. Turn off the gas.
Let it cool for a few minutes.

Step no. 6
It’s time to bring your mixer-grinder and transfer these into your blender jar (mixer jar). Add ½ cup of water
and blend it till it becomes a fine paste.

Step no. 7
Let’s get back to the same Kadai. Heat 1tbsp oil and
butter in it.

In addition to, lets spice it up!!!

Step no. 8
Add garlic, ginger, and green chilli in the kadai and sauté for 2 minutes

Step no. 9
Now add the Kashmiri red chilli powder and sauté for 2 minutes. Let the colour of the powder spread evenly.

Step no. 10
Add the mixed paste and add ½ cup of water in it. Mix it well and bring it to a boil.

Step no. 11
Add dry kasuri methi powder and mix well

Step no. 12
Add honey. This will bring a mild sweet taste .
Mix it well while giving it a rest for few seconds

Step no. 13

Now gently mix and it’s time to add the hero ingredient — Paneer.

After that, add 50 grams of grated Paneer and then mix it.
Now add the PANEER CUBES . Mix it gently

Step no. 14
Adjust the taste of salt accordingly and now add garam masala powder. Add fresh coriander leaves ( chopped) but mix it once again gently.

Step no. 15
Add fresh cream and mix it. Turn off the gas and transfer this mixture into a serving bowl .
Garnish it with sprinkling coriander and fresh cream.

IT’S READY voila!

Enjoy this delicious Dish with your loved ones .
This dish is a perfect combination of the sweet flavor and blast of Indian Spices.
Paneer Lababdar is one of the most loved dish of North india .
Hope you enjoy making Paneer lababdar .


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