Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi Paneer - the name itself suggests its a curry prepared with the so called royal ingredients along with cottage cheese. The gravy consists of cashew nuts and fresh cream which adds to the richness of this curry. Shahi Paneer is a rich recipe, it's amazing colour, flavour and taste definitely makes it worth trying. It goes well with chapatti and naan. You will surely get a restaurant kind of taste or even better if you follow the recipe carefully.

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Makes: 4 servings


Shahi-Paneer-RecipePaneer - 250 g
Ghee/butter-4 tbsp
Ginger- 1 inch
Garlic Cloves- 7-8
Roughly chopped onion- 2
Tomatoes purée- 3
Cumin powder-1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 ½ tsp
Coriander powder- 2tsp
Garam Masala - ½ tsp
Kasoori methi(dried fenugreek leaves) - 1 tbsp
Cashew nuts paste - 10-12
Green cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp
Fresh cream - 1/2cup
Milk- 1 1/2 cup
Salt to taste


 1. Soak cashew nuts in warm water for 15 min. Drain, grind in a mixer to a smooth paste using about 2 tbsp water and then keep it aside.

 2. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee/butter in a pan, add onion and saute till they turn transparent.

 3. Add roughly chopped ginger and garlic, mix well and sauté for a min. Cool and blend them in a mixer to a paste.

 4. Heat pan with remaining ghee/butter and add the onion purée. Sauté for 2 min.

 5. Now add tomato purée and sauté till oil separates. Stir occasionally.

 6. Add cumin powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, mix well and simmer for some time.

 7. Add cream and cook for 2 min, add cashew paste, kasoori methi, green cardamom powder, salt and simmer for some time.

 8. Add milk, simmer on low heat for 4-5 min or till the gravy thickens. Add the paneer pieces and simmer for a few more minutes.

 9. Serve hot.


-To make tomato purée, boil tomatoes in 1 cup water for 5 min. Remove them from flame and cool. Peel and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée.
-I prefer adding the paneer in raw form however you may fry the paneer and then add it to the recipe.

paneer recipe


  1. Little Box Brownie.com16 January 2014 at 16:31

    Shahi Paneer
    Looks so rich and wonderful
    We eat a lot of Curries at home but I have never heard of this one . Thanks for sharing

    1. You're welcome, thanks for admiring! Will share more curries for you soon!

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  3. I made it as par ur recipe its really really delicious thanks

    1. Welcome and i am glad you liked it :)

  4. Awsom recipie.....with great taste....

  5. Wow.....
    Iam thankful you share this awsom recipie with us.....

    1. Welcome Ashish!! I am glad you liked it!!

  6. I tried this Shahi Paneer Recipe And it comes out delicious :)

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