Rhomesecret Recipe: Ladur Chaman (authentic Kashmiri Yellow Paneer Curry)

This recipe was first prepared at Renaissance Mumbai during RHomeSecrets.
Ladur Chaman is a delicious recipe made with paneer and cooked in fragrant spices in milk.

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Preparation Time: 
5 mins
Cooking Time: 
20 mins


400 gms paneer
2 cups full cream milk
3-4 green cardamoms
1 bay leaf
2-3 cloves
1 tsp turmeric powder
2tsp fennel powder
1/8th tsp ginger powder
A pinch of hing
A pinch of saffron
1 tsp kasuri methi
1/2 tsp garam masala
1tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp shahi jeera
Salt to taste
Cut paneer into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Then fry the paneer pieces till they are golden brown.
In a deep pan take 2 cups of water and add green cardamoms, cloves, turmeric powder, Fennel powder ginger powder, bay leaf and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well .
Place the pan on stove and bring this masala mixture to a boil, then add paneer pieces. Cook till the curry thickens and paneer turns soft(appx. 8-10 mins).
Add milk and cook for 3-4 minutes. Turn off the gas stove.
In a pan heat ghee and add heeng ,pour this ghee over the paneer.
Sprinkle garam masala powder, shah jeera Kasuri Meth and saffron to paneer and cover the pan with lid , let it stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Paneer made of full cream is preferred. Garam masala without coriander powder is preferred as coriander in any form Is hardly used in Kashmiri cuisine.