Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi Paneer recipe is my fourth recipe in the Paneer recipes series. In this recipe soft paneer cubes are cooked in a creamy, buttery gravy prepared with ghee (clarified butter), cashewnuts, onions, tomatoes and spices.

The other paneer recipes are: Paneer Butter masala, Palak Paneer and Mutter Paneer recipe

Ingredients for Shahi Paneer Recipe:

  • Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) - 250 gms
  • Ghee - 4 tbsp.
  • Onion – 1 (chopped into strips)
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece (chopped finely)
  • Green chillies – 2 (chopped finely)
  • Curd -  1/4 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp.
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Tomato sauce - 2 tbsp.
  • Tomatoes – 4 (chopped finely)
  • Cardamom – 2 (crushed)
  • Cashew nuts – 10 (made into a paste)
  • Salt to taste

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serving: 4-6 people

Shahi Paneer Recipe Cooking Method:

  1. Cut the Paneer into medium sized cubes. Take a pan on medium heat. Add 1 tbsp ghee and fry the paneer cubes for around 3 minutes and keep it aside.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp. ghee in  a pan. Add onion,ginger, green chilli and cardamom. Fry for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook for 7-8 minutes with the lid covered on the pan.
  4. Add curd and cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Add 1/2 cup water and allow the contents to cool.
  6. Blend in a blender till smooth.
  7. Heat remaining ghee and add gravy.
  8. To this add tomato sauce, chilli powder and garam masala.
  9. Boil to get a very thick gravy.
  10. Now add milk, cashew nut paste and paneer. Mix well and boil for 3-4 minutes.
  11. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve the Shahi Paneer hot.


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    This is my favorite recipe of all time (and I cook A LOT). Don't even think about trying to short cut it and use canned tomatoes. It doesn't compare. Follow the recipe exactly and you will NOT be disappointed!

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