How to Cook Lajjatdar Paneer

Posted on Sep 19 2018 - 3:18pm by kumar

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Serves: 3 People

Ingredients for Lajjatdar Paneer :

  • 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
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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

How to Cook Lajjatdar Paneer :

  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.
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