Hw 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.

 

 

 

Servings

4

Ready In:

50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Step 1

Soak the melon seeds or cashew nuts which ever you are taking for atleast 2 hrs and then grind them to a smooth paste.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Add curd and cashew nut or melon seeds paste. Cook for 3-4 minute and remove from flame.

Step 4

Cool down the above ingredients and put them in a grinder along with 1/2 cup of water.Strain the puree. 

Step 5

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. 

Step 6

Add salt, red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala .Add enough water so that there can be thick gravy.

Step 7

Keep on low flame and cook for 5-7 minute. Remove from stove.

Step 8

At the time of serving heat the gravy and add paneer pieces.

Step 9

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.

Step 10

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.