My Favourite Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer | Image Resource :

I am an insurance agent but really enjoy eating a lot. Shahi Paneer is one of my favourite Indian dishes. I enjoy having it with Roti or Naan. I just came across a wonderful recipe for Shahi Paneer so I thought I must share it with all those who follow my blog. You can now enjoy Shahi Paneer even at home.

Key Ingredients

  • Cottage Cheese/Paneer (cut into cubes) – 250gms
  • Clarified Butter- 3 tbsp
  • Green Chilli (slit lengthwise)- 1 in number
  • Ginger (finely chopped)- 1 inch piece
  • Tomatoes (chopped)- 4
  • Onions (grated)- 1
  • Brown Cardamoms (Crushed)- 2
  • Beaten Curd- ½ Cup
  • Bay Leaf- 1
  • Cashew Nut Paste- 2 tbsps
  • Cumin Powder- ½ tsp
  • Chilli Powder- ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala- ¾ tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Milk- ½ Cup
  • Tomato Sauce- 2 tbsp
  • Coriander Leaves (Finely Chopped)- 1 tsp
Onions and Green chilli In a Kadai

Onions and Green chilli In a Kadai | Image Resource :

Method of Preparation

  1. Soak cashew nuts in water for two hours. Then grind these nuts into a fine paste.
  2. In a kadai, heat two tablespoons of ghee. Add brown cardamom, onion, ginger and green chilli. Cook until the onion becomes translucent. You may then add tomatoes and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  3. You must then add cashew paste and curd and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove from the flame and cool these ingredients. Add water to this mixture and grind in the grinder. Strain the puree.
  5. You must then take a frying pan and add 1 tablespoon of ghee to it. Add this paste to the pan and cook for another few minutes until the oil separates.
  6. To this puree, you must then add cumin powder, red chilli powder, salt, tomato sauce and garam masala. Add enough water so that a thick gravy can be formed.
  7. Cook for 5-7 minutes on a low flame. Remove from the flame.
  8. When you serve the dish, heat the gravy again, and add cubes of Paneer to this gravy.
  9. You must then add milk and cook for a few minutes.
After adding Paneer and water

After adding Paneer and water | Image Resource :

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot. The delicious Shahi Paneer is ready.

Garnish coriander leaves-delicious Shahi Paneer

Garnish coriander leaves-delicious Shahi Paneer | Image Resource :


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