Lajjatdar Paneer

Lajjatdar Paneer

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The basic mughlai gravy has been used to prepare this delicious paneer dish. Since the use of various pastes is common in mughlai cooking, a paste of garlic, ginger, cardamoms, cloves and poppy seeds has been used. Using grated onion gives the gravy a better texture. Instead of grating the onions you can also blend them to a paste in a mixer

Lajjatdar Paneer recipe - How to make Lajjatdar Paneer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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1 cup paneer (cottagte cheese) cubes
1/2 cup fresh thick curds (dahi) , whisked
1 1/2 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup grated onions
1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
2 tbsp fresh cream
3/4 cup boiled green peas
1/2 tsp sugar

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste (using A Little Water)
2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus) , soaked in 1/4 cup of water for 2 hours
2 green chillies , roughly chopped
4 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 garlic (lehsun) cloves
25 mm (1”) piece ginger (adrak)
2 cardamoms

For Serving

  1. Combine the paneer and curds in a bowl and mix lightly. Keep aside to marinade for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the ghee in a kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the prepared paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the fresh cream and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the green peas and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  7. Add the marinated curd-paneer mixture, mix lightly and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve hot with parathas.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy314 cal
Protein10.8 g
Carbohydrates14.2 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat23.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A379.6 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.5 mg
Vitamin B2-0.4 mg
Vitamin B3-0.4 mg
Vitamin C7.2 mg
Folic Acid6.6 mcg
Calcium323.8 mg
Iron0.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium13.3 mg
Potassium92.8 mg
Zinc0.1 mg
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Lajjatdar Paneer
 on 08 Jul 20 04:19 PM

Tarla Dalal
11 Jul 20 12:38 PM
   Ajay, thanks for the feedback.
Lajjatdar Paneer
 on 03 Oct 17 08:07 PM

Full marks.. Made this in 30 complete minutes from the preparation to the serving stage.. Can be made with zero stress
Lajjatdar Paneer
 on 27 Jul 17 07:58 PM

Very tasty tried came very well thank you Tarla madam
Lajjatdar Paneer
 on 28 Feb 13 05:14 PM

This Moghlai style vegetable is a great combination of paneer and green peas... worth a try !
Lajjatdar Paneer
 on 28 Feb 13 12:09 PM

Lovely paneer dish.