Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer 


Shahi paneer is a rich creamy delicious north indian side dish made with paneer (Cottage cheese) ,fresh cream and special masala paste.The word SHAHI means royal ,as the name suggest this dish is definitely fit for a king.This dish is very famous in Mughal cuisine.There are many variations for this dish .Check out how to make Shahi paneer below.


Paneer -250 gms cubed
Fresh cream-1/2 cup
Green chillies-2 nos slit
Butter -1 tbsp
Oil- 3 tsps
Salt to taste
Kasoori methi leaves few crushed
Coriander leaves few

Masala Paste - (saute in oil and grind to fine paste Do not add water) 

Cloves -6 nos
Cardamom -4 nos
Pepper corns-10 nos
Onions-2 nos
Tomatoes -4 nos
Ginger garlic paste -1 tbsp
Cashews-10-15 pieces 
Kashmiri chilly powder-1 tsp
Dhaniya powder-2 tsps
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp


👉First saute the ingredients given for masala paste in 2 tsp oil and grind to a fine paste without adding water.Then you have to strain the paste to remove any fibres left .(Remember the paste should be very smooth).Set aside.

👉Heat butter + oil in a kadai add green chillies ,ground masala paste and saute for few minutes until oil oozes out.

👉Next add fresh cream, paneer, salt and little water allow the gravy to boil for few minutes.

👉Garnish with kasoori methi , fresh cream and coriander leaves serve hot.

Preparation Time-20 mins

Note :

You can add sugar if you like the sweet taste of the gravy ,i have not added it.

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