Paneer Lababdar - Punjabi

Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 15 minutes
Yield: 4 loaf
Cuisine: punjabi
Type : VEG

About Recipe

Paneer Lababdar - Spicy Cottage Cheese recipe is one of the best recipe in Punjabi, Paneer Lababdar is taste and enjoy with rice / chapatti / roti.


  • 3 lbs. of paneer
  • ½ cup of tomato paste
  • ½ cup of onion paste
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger garlic paste
  • 1/3 cup of poppy seed
  • 2-3 cashew nuts
  • ½ teaspoon of red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon of curd ( battered)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • Ghee for cooking.


  1. Add ghee to the kadhai and heat. Add onion and tomato paste to it. Add the ginger garlic paste to it. Stir for some time.
  2. Prepare a paste of the spices- red chili powder, salt, cumin and coriander powder with ½ cup of water.
  3. Add the paste to the onion n tomato mixture. Cook well. Prepare a paste of poppy seeds and cashew nuts inside a food processor when the paste is ready remove and then add to the gravy. Stir well till the content mixes evenly.
  4. Add the paneer to it. Mix the gravy along with the paneer.
  5. Heat the milk with saffron. Add the milk with gravy and cook for 5 minutes. The color will be an awesome reddish orange combination. It’s time to remove the paneer gravy.
Paneer Lababdaar is ready to serve. Enjoy with rice/chapatti/roti.