How to Make Shahi Paneer
Its one of the famous paneer dish in India. Its delicious , creamy ans tastier one. You can add tomatoes as well to it if you want. It can be made in different ways as well.
Adding cream to it gives a nice texture and taste to it.
- 250 gms cottage cheese (cut in cubes)
- 3 tbsp clarified butter
- 1 inch piece of ginger (finely chopped)
- 1 green chili (slit lengthwise)
- 1 onion (grated)
- 2 brown cardamoms (crushed)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 cup beaten curd
- 30 gms melon seeds or 2 tblsp cashew nut paste
- 1tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- 3/4 tsp garam masala
- 2 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)
Step by Step Instructions
Soak the melon seeds or cashew nuts which ever you are taking for atleast 2 hrs and then grind them to a smooth paste.
Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a kadai, add onion, ginger, green chili and brown cardamoms.Cook till onion turns translucent. Add tomatoes, cover it and cook for 7-8 minute.
Add curd and cashew nut or melon seeds paste. Cook for 3-4 minute and remove from flame.
Cool down the above ingredients and put them in a grinder along with 1/2 cup of water.Strain the puree.
Take a frying pan, add 1 tbsp of ghee and add the above pureed paste and cook for 10 minutes on low flame till oil separates.
Add salt, red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala .Add enough water so that there can be thick gravy.
Keep on low flame and cook for 5-7 minute. Remove from stove.
At the time of serving heat the gravy and add paneer pieces.
Add milk and mix well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Note: To make the dish more creamier you can replace milk with 1/4 cup cream.
Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.