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May 31, 2016

Restaurant Style Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi means royal, a royal paneer dish with lots of cream, cashews, yogurt. It is pretty mild gravy which goes really well with rotis, specially naan..

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I made it for yesterday since few guests visited us. And everyone loved it to the core.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 45 mins to 1 hour
Serves: 4


Paneer - 2 cups cubed
Oil - 3 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Shahi Jeera - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 stick
Cardamom / Yelakai - 4 crushed
Cloves / Krambu - 4
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tblspn
Yogurt / Curd - 1/2 cup
Cream - 2 to 3 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Coriander Leaves a handful finely chopped

For Grinding:

Onion - 2 large chopped
Ginger - 4 cm chopped
Garlic - 6 cloves 
Cashews - 20 
Water - 1 cup


Take cubed paneer in a bowl, add hot water over it and let it sit till needed.

In a pan, take onion and other ingredients given for grinding. Cook that for 10 mins. Now cool this and take it in a blender. Puree till smooth. Set aside.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in whole spices and saute for a min.

Add in pureed onion mix and cook till it thickens.

Add in chilli and garam masala powder and give a good mix.

Add in whisked yogurt and mix well. Cook for few mins.

Add in water and bring it to a boil. Add in drained paneer and simmer for few mins.

Add in salt, sugar and cream to taste and mix well.

Add coriander leaves and mix well.


take paneer

you can cut them into whatever size you like

cube them

take them in a pan with hot water..set aside so it stay soft

in a sauce pan, take water

add all the ingredients 

cook them

cool them and take in a blender

puree till smooth

heat oil in a kadai

add whole spices

let them sizzle

add onion puree

mix well

cook till it starts to leave the sides

add chilli and garam masala powder

mix well

whisk yogurt well

Add it in

add salt and sugar

add more water

add paneer

mix well

simmer for few mins

add cream

coriander leaves

mix well


1 comment:

  1. Supraja MuralidharanJune 1, 2016 at 6:51 AM

    Hi Aarthi,

    This is nice!!

    Why dont you try appearing as a host for the Sun TV show - Kitchen Galatta, you have all the skills to take over the show. I see currently inefficient people hosting and compering all together!

    If you have thought about it and received such compliments, please take action and it would be a hit for your profession!

    I'am trying here in Australia to appear in the local channel.

    Thank you,


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