MouthWatering NorthIndian Shahi Paneer Recipe


Shahi means royal and as the name suggest this is a royal paneer dish. Shahi paneer is a typical North Indian dish eaten with roti.
Shahi paneer is preparation of paneer pieces in a thick, creamy and spicy gravy prepared in tomato, onion and cashewnuts paste.

How to make Shahi Paneer Recipe

Main Ingredients

Paneer (Cottage cheese),
Preparation Time :10 – 15 minutes
Cooking time : 35- 40 minutes
Level Of Cooking  Medium
Servings : 4                                                                                              

Soft cottage cheese pieces served in thick tomato gravy. This shahi paneer recipe is perfect for a dinner party and would leave your guests craving for more.



Paneer (Cottage cheese)                                                        – 1 1/2 cups, Soak in warm water for 15mts
Onion                                                                                        – 1 very large
Tomato                                                                                     – 1 large
Green chili-ginger paste                                                        – 2 tsps
Cardamom (Black)                                                                 – 1
Bay leaf                                                                                    – 1
Cinnamon stick                                                                       – 1
Cashew nuts                                                                            – 8
Tumeric powder                                                                     – 1/2 tsp
yogurt                                                                                      – 1/4 cup
Malai                                                                                        – 2 tbsps
Oil                                                                                             – 2 tbsp
Ghee                                                                                         – 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves                                                                     – 3 tbsp
Coriander seeds                                                                     – 1 tpsp
Green cardamoms                                                                 – 3
Black peppercorns                                                                 – 6
Clove                                                                                        – 1

Salt to taste
Dry roast


Step 1
Cut the paneer into half inch wide and one inch long pieces. Boil the onions in quarter cup of water. Drain and allow to cool. Grind to a fine paste.
Step 2
Blanch the onions and grind to make a paste. If using tomato, blanch it and grind to a paste. Set aside.
Step 3
Grind cashew nuts along with the milk to a smooth paste and set aside.
Step 4
Heat the oil in a Wonder chef Diamond Wok, add the cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon and bay leaf and sauté till fragrant.
Step 5
Add ginger-green chili paste, turmeric powder and kasuri methi and saute for 4 mts. Add the tomato puree and cook for 6-7 mts.
Step 6
Add the cashewnut paste and sauté for another two minutes. Add the yogurt and sauté till the water from the yogurt gets absorbed.
Step 7
Add paneer cubes and mix gently. Simmer for 8-10 minutes and add the ground garam masala powder and mix. Finally add the fresh cream and mix. Turn off flame and allow the curry to rest for 15 mts.
Step 8
Remove to a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve warm with kulcha, butter naan, roti or pulao.


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