Shahi Paneer

Shahi means “Royal” and it is indeed royal to go with rotis. Paneer is usually a common ingredient in our menu, especially north indian dishes and I love the bites of it in any curry. Usually, when you prepare mutter paneer, it needs to be fried in advance, but for this recipe there is no need to do that. Adding milk and cashew nut paste enhances the taste and indeed one of those easy ones which can be prepared in no time.

Shahi paneer (2)


  1. Paneer (cut into cubes)- 250 gms
  2. Ghee – 3 tbsp
  3. Onion(chopped) – 2
  4. Ginger-garlic paste – 1tsp
  5. Tomato (medium,chopped) – 2
  6. Green chilly – 2
  7. Red chilly Powder –1/2 tsp
  8. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  9. Milk –1/2 cup
  10. Cashew nuts – 5
  11. Cardamom –2
  12. Sugar – 1 tsp
  13. Salt
  14. Coriander leaves – to garnish

Shahi paneer


  1. Grind cashew nut and milk into a paste.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan. Saute cardamom,chopped onions,ginger-garlic paste and green chilly.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes, red chilly powder,garam masala powder and saute.once it separates from oil, add cashew nut – milk  paste to it.
  4. Add paneer cubes,salt  to it and boil to get a thick gravy.
  5. Finally add sugar to it and mix well.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves. you can garnish with grated paneer also.
  7. Serve hot with rotis.

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4 Responses

  1. shubha says:

    looks like u r on a paneer dish making spree. looks yum

  2. Bharathy says:

    Love any dish wit panneer in it…Praju the curry looks really majestic!!Why dont you send this along for JFI panneer..??

  3. Divya Vikram says:

    Sounds creamy and great with rotis!

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