Nov 222013
 

 

Shahi means Royal for the richness of its gravy. Honestly, I never tried making Shahi Paneer at home. I always had an idea that it is super rich and will invite calories. But this Diwali I wanted to make something for Dinner table which was different and little special for the occasion. I found a recipe to which I made some changes and it came out finger licking. Since then we do not fear calories and make it quiet often 😛 Its so delicious that you would want to make it for every special occasion.

Its better than they serve at any given restaurant. The richness of its gravy perfectly compliments with the soft cottage cheese cubes. Its creamy texture may malt your heart. Its my most sought after recipes which never fails me. I highly recommend that you use home made fresh paneer or cottage cheese for this to get amazing results.

Directions:
1. Soak cashews in water for at least 2 hours or overnight.

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2. Chop Onions and tomatoes. Keep aside.

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3. In a blender add ginger,garlic and green chilies and make a smooth paste. Keep aside.


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4. In a pan put some ghee and add onions to saute till they turn golden brown.


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5.  Add the ginger, garlic and chili paste, mix well and saute till it is brown.

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6. Add the tomatoes and saute for 6 to 8 minutes.

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7. Cool the sauteed onion tomatoes and blend in a mixer along with soaked cashews to make a smooth puree.


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8. Transfer in a deep pan, add 1/2 cup water and bring it to a boil on a slow flame.


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9. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt to the puree and mix well.

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10.  Add cream, mix well and cook on a slow flame,for 5 minutes or till the gravy is thick.

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11. Just before serving, heat the gravy and add the paneer pieces into it.


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8. To make it taste just like restaurant add dried fenugreek leaves or Kasuri Methi to it and stir.  Serve hot garnish with coriander.

Other Popular dishes from Indian Cuisine you can try are: Mughlai Shahi Paneer,  Dal Makhni, Butter Chicken, Rogan Josh, Palak Paneer, Mushroom Do Pyaaza, Kadhai Mushroom.

 

Shahi Paneer | Melting Cottage Cheese Cubes in Cashew based Gravy
Serves 5
A delicious, rich and creamy dish made with cashewnut paste and blend of spices with chunks of cottage cheese.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 250 gms paneer
  2. 4 chopped tomatoes
  3. 1 chopped onions
  4. 2 tbsp cashewnut paste or about 15 cashews
  5. 1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  6. 1 tsp green chili paste
  7. 1/2 tsp garam masala
  8. Salt to taste
  9. 1/2 tsp chili powder
  10. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  11. 1 tsp coriander powder
  12. 2 tbsp oil
  13. 3 tbsp medium or light Cream
  14. 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  15. 1/2 tsp Kasuri Methi or Dried Fenugreek Leaves
Instructions
  1. Soak cashews in water for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Chop Onions and tomatoes. Keep aside.
  3. In a blender add ginger,garlic and green chilies and make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  4. In a pan put some ghee and add onions to saute till they turn golden brown.
  5. Add the ginger, garlic and chili paste, mix well and saute till it is brown.
  6. Add the tomatoes and saute for 6 to 8 minutes.
  7. Cool the sauteed onion tomatoes and blend in a mixer along with soaked cashews to make a smooth puree.
  8. Transfer in a deep pan, add 1/2 cup water and bring it to a boil on a slow flame.
  9. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt to the puree and mix well.
  10. Add cream, mix well and cook on a slow flame,for 5 minutes or till the gravy is thick
  11. Just before serving, heat the gravy and add the paneer pieces into it.
  12. To make it taste just like restaurant add dried fenugreek leaves or Kasuri Methi to it and stir. Serve hot garnish with coriander.
Notes
  1. To make Paneer soft cut and soak in water until use.
  2. You can even deep dry paneer cubes in oil before adding them to the gravy. I prefer the soft fresh paneer. But if you do not have fresh paneer you can always deep fry it.
Adapted from Tarla Dalal
Adapted from Tarla Dalal
The Secret Ingredient http://www.thesecretingredient.in/

 

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  1. Irina Motoc says:

    Hi! Your shahi paneer recipe was nominated as one of the "Best Shahi Paneer Recipes on the Net". To vote for it, please visit http://easyindianrecipes.org/side-dish-recipes/best-shahi-paneer-recipes-on-the-net-vote-for-your-favorite/ – your recipe is positioned at #91 (random order).

  2. I have various recipes posted by you, ammazingly yummy feedbacks! Thanks

  3. Thank you Pratibha. Thats so kind of you 🙂

  4. You are way too kind Sonal 🙂

  5. Thankyou Swati. You are a sweetheart :*

  6. Could you share masala paneer gravy receipe

  7. Planning to do it in a day or two.. keep watching the space.

  8. […] Adapted from The Secret Ingredient […]