Cook15-20 min min
Shahi Paneer is a delicious creamy gravy made with paneer. Shahi means royal and Paneer is cottage cheese And at the name suggests this is a royal paneer dish literal translation would be Royal cottage cheese. Shahi Paneer is made by using onions and tomatoes and dry fruits and curd and fresh cream and the creaminess comes from the cream , curd as well as the dry fruits.
Similar dishes include Paneer Butter Masala and kadai paneer paneer butter masala is one of the most popular curries in Indian cuisine the difference between paneer butter masala is that the whole spices are used in Paneer Butter Masala where is Shahi Paneer have a sweet taste when compared to paneer butter masala.
If you are interested in looking for other Paneer recipes to check out my Malai paneer recipe and the palak paneer recipe or for a quick bite you can check out my paneer bhurji and you can have these curries with some Garlic Naan or Roti or Jeera Rice.
I would also recommend that you make fresh Homemade Malai paneer because it definitely does make a difference to the whole recipe rather than buying it from the store I do have a recipe on my website as well as on my channel for the same.
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Ingredients for making the Shahi Paneer
- 250 gram Malai Paneer
- 1 cup Milk
- 4 tbsp Fresh Cream / Malai
- 4 tbsp Curd /Dahi
- 2 medium size Onion
- 2 medium size Tomato
- 15 to 16 Cashew nut / Kaju
- 2 Green chilli / Hari mirch
- 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic /Adrak Lasan paste
- 8 to 10 Black pepper
- 1 tsp Cumin seed / Shahi jeera
- 4 to 5 Cloves / Lavang
- 3 Green Cardamom / Hari elaichi
- 1 Big cardamom / badi elaichi
- 2 Cinnamon stick / Dalchini
- 1 Tej patta / Bay Leaves
- 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
- ½ tsp Garam masala
- 4 to 5 tbsp Pure ghee / Clarified butter
- ½ tsp Sugar / Chini
- as per your taste Salt
Prepping for Shahi Paneer
1) Make a paste of onion, green chilli and cashew and remove it in a bowl and keep aside
2) make tomato puree and remove it in a bowl and keep it aside as well
3)Make cubes of the Paneer
Method for making Shahi Paneer
1) in a kadai add about 4 tbsp of ghee which is clarified butter if you wish you can add oil or butter.
2)And once the ghee is a bit hot add the whole grams maslas, starting with bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick, black pepper, big elaichi and green elachis and the shahi jeera which is cumin seeds
3)and once the cumin seeds start to sizzle then add the onion green chilli and cashews paste and mix it all in and do keep stirring it all in continuously as there is cashews in there there is a chance that it will stick to the bottom of the pan.
4)After a minute add the Ginger Garlic paste and mix it in as well and cook for the next 3-4 minutes
5)After 4 minutes add the salt, and kashmiri red chilli powder and the garam masala and now mix it all in and cook for 1 more minute.
6)After 1 minute add the tomato puree and mix it all in and cook it for the next 4-5 minutes or until the tomatoes are fully cooked.
7)Once the tomatoes are cooked add the curd which is dahi make sure it not sour
and the fresh cream and the sugar and mix everything in. make sure that at this time the
flame is on low and now cook for 1 minute.
8)After 1 minute add about 4-5 tsp of water and mix it in
9) add 1 cup of milk and mix it in. and keep mixing it for the next 2 minutes you can turn the flame on medium at this point.
10)After 2 minutes add the paneer pieces and gently mix that in as well, make sure the panner is properly covered with the gravy. And then cover and cook on a medium flame for the next 5 minutes.
11)After 5 minutes remove the lid and your shahi paneer is ready to serve.