Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer

I’m back with another very common preparation of what I call very versatile product Paneer (cottage cheese), I’m fairly sure if you love Indian curries, you would definitely would have had Shahi Paneer. It is served pretty much everywhere from restaurants to weddings and parties and even made in numerous Indian homes. Kids love this dish and adults just adore it, it goes well with most Indian breads and specially with a naan or tandoori roti. If you want to make it at home just follow this easy Shahi Paneer Recipe and make your meals extra special, you are sure to make this again and again!

Ingredients needed for Shahi Paneer

(serves 4)

Paneer – 400 gms (cut in large square pieces)

Onion – 2 cup (cut in small pieces)

Tomato – 1 cup (cut in small pieces)

Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tsp

Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Dhania powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Kaju tukra – 1/2 cup

Green chili – 2 to 3 (cut in small pieces)

Fresh cream – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Butter – 1 tbsp

Oil – 3 tbsp

Fresh Dhania leaves for garnishing

How to make Shahi Paneer

Preparation time: 10 min.

Cooking time: 25 min.

Heat butter in a pan and fry paneer till light brown on all sides. Keep aside.

Blend the kaju tukra and green chili with little water to make a paste. Keep aside

Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it, once it starts to crackle add onions and fry till light golden brown.

Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 1-2 min.

Add all dry masala and fry for 3-4 min.

Add tomatoes and cook for 3-4 min. (Add water as needed)

Mix with kaju paste and blend again to smooth paste.

Heat the paste and add cream and mix well.

Add paneer pieces and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Serve hot.