Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi Paneer Recipe
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Even if you are a non-veg fan, this dish will count as one of your favorite ones. Paneer (cottage cheese) and the thick gravy made with a variety of spices and dry cashew nut paste indeed gives a royal feel and so the name ‘shahi paneer’. Make it and dive into a filling meal by devouring shahi paneer with any Indian bread.
Shahi Paneer Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 8.4 / 10 (82 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 250 g Paneer/Cottage Cheese (cut into large cubes)
  • 3 chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 10 Cashew Nuts (ground to fine paste)
  • 1½ tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Chili Paste
  • 1 tsp Tomato Paste
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt (to taste)
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • A pinch of Cochineal
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Oil/Ghee (to fry)
  • 2 tbsp Oil/Ghee
  • 2 tbsp chopped Coriander (to garnish)
How to make Shahi Paneer:
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil/ghee in a large saucepan and fry onion, until soft.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and chili paste. Mix and fry until brown.
  • Add tomatoes and fry for another 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and bring down to room temperature. Put into a blender, along with ½ cup water and tomato paste. Grind into a puree.
  • Transfer back to the saucepan and bring to a boil on low heat.
  • Fry paneer in hot oil/ghee and remove. Ensure that you do not brown them.
  • Add garam masala, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add cashew nut paste and cochineal. Stir and cook on low heat for 5 minutes, or until the gravy turns thick.
  • Just before serving, heat the gravy and float fried paneer pieces on top.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Reviews and Ratings:
rajinder singh posted 16/05/2011
to have actual color and taste ono pint of saffron 5 gram tarmaric powder dissolved in 200 ml of milk must be pored in whole material before final heating till the whole material starts shining
Neha posted 17/10/2010
Luks so yummy!!!!!!!
deepali posted 30/09/2010
your site is good for recipes.