Shahi Paneer | How to make Shahi Paneer

By Aameena Ahmed  |  26th Feb 2016  |  
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Shahi Paneerby Aameena Ahmed
  • Prep Time

    15

    mins
  • Cook Time

    25

    mins
  • Serves

    4

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About Shahi Paneer Recipe

Much loved and very famous paneer recipe, which I love cooking for my family anytime...

Shahi Paneer

Ingredients to make Shahi Paneer

  • paneer cubed – 200 gms
  • onions – 3 medium sized
  • green chillies – 4
  • cashew nuts – 1/2 cup
  • tomato paste – 1/4th cup
  • store bought, 75gms roughly
  • Fresh tomatoes pureed – 3 medium sized
  • Fresh cream – 1/2 cup
  • Garam masala powder – 3/4th tsp
  • Shahi zeera – 1/2 tsp
  • garlic ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • turmeric – 1/2 tsp
  • salt – to taste
  • red chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • oil –slightly more than 1/4th cup
  • water – 2 cups
  • coriander powder – 1 tsp heaped
  • cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Fresh green coriander – 1 small bunch finely chopped

How to make Shahi Paneer

  1. Soak cashew nuts in 1/2 cup of hot water and then grind to smooth paste.
  2. Quarter the onions, slit the green chillies and saute in pan with a teaspoon of oil for 2 to 3min on high flame. Cool them down and make it into a paste.
  3. Now take a kadhai and add oil, then add shahi zeera, after that add onion, green chilli paste and then sauté till it turns golden brown on medium high flame.
  4. To this add garlic ginger paste and fresh tomato puree. Cook till fat separates then add tomato paste cook for few more minute.
  5. Then add cashew nut paste, sauté for a min and add salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and then add water. Cook on a low flame till fat separates.
  6. Now add paneer pieces cover the lid and cook on a low flame for a minute or two. Add fresh cream, garam masala powder, kasuri methi and green coriander and cook covered for 2 to 3 minutes and serve hot.
  7. Here you can adjust the consistency as the curry tends to thicken, so you can add half cup or slightly more hot water according to your taste.
  8. After adding the water, cook for 5 minutes on low and its ready to serve.

My Tip:

You can always add more cream if you want. Adding hot water at the end is purely optional as some people like very thin gravy. Paneer will be the softest if you just cook them for not more than 5min in total. paneer should never be fried in oil before adding to curry otherwise it will become hard and soggy. Always serve the curry hot as paneer will be very soft when the curry is hot.

Reviews for Shahi Paneer (54)

Aurangzeb Khan21 days ago

Shahi paneer White gravy huta hai chef
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Uma Moyala year ago

Nyc
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Suresh Pandia year ago

தமிழ் ல போஸ்ட் போடுங்க
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Swetha Thirunavakkarasua year ago

Gud recepie
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Kiran Khatik2 years ago

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Suraj Rana
2 years ago
nice

Vaishali Sankhayan2 years ago

I tried the recipe . Came out well. But I didn't get that red colour as yours did. Could you give some tips ?
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அறிவு செல்வி2 years ago

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ayushi aman agrawal2 years ago

Best recepi
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Kavita Rathore2 years ago

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Uma Sekhar2 years ago

Awesome recipe.
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Karuna Murarka2 years ago

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Runjun Borah Pradhan2 years ago

Delicious....
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Yogita jaiswal2 years ago

Nice.
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Mitlesh Gupta2 years ago

Bahut.sundar
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Sadhana Gupta2 years ago

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Yogita jaiswal
2 years ago
no comment

Ayesha Sayyed2 years ago

I am cooking this dish lats see how it's tasty I like it so much
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Nisha Jha2 years ago

Mast
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Manish Jakhwal2 years ago

:thumbsup: Nice
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Basira Rangoonwala2 years ago

Love the color of this creamy paneer. Yummy :ok_hand:
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Bharti Rakheja2 years ago

Delicious
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Sowmya Rao Kawa2 years ago

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Rekha Rathore2 years ago

Mujhe aapki yeh dish bahuth pasand aayi
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Rani Mahalingam2 years ago

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Guni Jagwani3 years ago

:ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand:: 1:
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chetna chetna chetna gusain3 years ago

I love this recipe My favorite dish and recipe:yum::yum:
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Lata Kesharwani3 years ago

Yummy
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natasha fitter3 years ago

thanks i am going to this today and let you know
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namita mandal3 years ago

so so tasty
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Sharmi Bhattacharjee3 years ago

what is tomato paste?
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Rita Shah3 years ago

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Mamta Makkar3 years ago

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Padma Mullapudi3 years ago

very nice
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Nazia Syed3 years ago

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Md Shaikh3 years ago

wow paneer :grin: I love that :blush:
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Arusha Paul3 years ago

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Anita Khanna3 years ago

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Anita Chaurasia3 years ago

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Roli Singh3 years ago

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Simantini Sanyal chaudhuri3 years ago

awesome..:)
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Oyendrila Bhaduri Goswami3 years ago

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Shivani Chatterjee3 years ago

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Jashan Jandu3 years ago

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Narendra Kaur3 years ago

very tasty
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Shabana Memon3 years ago

I have tried ur recipe of shaahi paneer....Wow..... It was really yummyyy. It was restro style. Every1 loved it :heart_eyes::heart_eyes:
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Meenu Sahni3 years ago

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Prabha Thakur3 years ago

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Simran Rakheja3 years ago

thank. u for sharing your receipe....amazing dish for vegetarians.....
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Archana Karode4 years ago

superb
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Suman Chhaperia4 years ago

superb dish
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Radhika Kamat4 years ago

superb
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maya gidwani4 years ago

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Nilesh kute4 years ago

we will try at home
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Shweta Srivastava4 years ago

Wow just a stunning dish :D
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Dilshad Dhanani4 years ago

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