Shahi Paneer

By Aameena Ahmed  |  26th Feb 2016  |  
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About Shahi Paneer Recipe

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

The delicious and mouthwatering Shahi Paneer is a famous dish of North Indian and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Shahi Paneer is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Shahi Paneer. Aameena Ahmed shared this Shahi Paneer recipe which is perfect to serve for 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Shahi Paneer. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Shahi Paneer recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

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 (2)

Tasneem Dhuliawalaa month ago

What is store bought

Upasna Tyagi tyagi3 months ago


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