Friday, 28 September 2012

Shahi Paneer....!!!!

Shahi Paneer is a traditional North Indian preparation.'Shahi' means Royal. The Paneer lover can make a beeline for this dish.hahaha...Actually it is a very old dish and a very rich vegetarian preparation.In this recipe Paneer pieces are cooked  in a thick, creamy and spicy gravy of tomato, onion and cashewnuts paste.

Here is the recipe:



  • 250 Grams Paneer
  • 1 Onion - paste
  • 3-4 Tomatoes - paste(finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup beaten curd
  • 8-10 Cashews (Raw)
  • 2 Green Chilies, finely chopped(optional)
  • 1/2" piece Ginger,(paste)
  • 2-4 small garlic clove, finely chopped or paste
  • 2-3 Cardamoms (crushed)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Tomato Sauce
  • 2-4 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tbsp of low fat cream.
  • 1/2 cup of water.
  • Salt to taste,pinch of sugar.
  • Cilantro leaves(chopped)



    • Cut the paneer in small cubes.Soak them in warm water for few minutes.And then fry in a pan with little oil and salt.Keep them aside.
    • Soak the cashewnuts in warm milk for 15-20 minutes.And make a thick and smooth paste of it.
    • Heat oil/ghee in a frying pan. Add sugar ,fry it till brown and then add the onion paste and let it fry till it gets translucent.
    • Now add ginger, garlic paste, cardamoms,cinnamon sticks and green chilies(optional).
    • Then add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, red chili powder and salt .
    • Stir the mixture and fry it for 2-3 mins. Add chopped tomatoes and cashew paste and cook it for 5-6 mins.
    • Add beaten curd, tomato sauce and cook it again. 
    •  Now,add the water based on the thickness of the gravy required and let it cool.
    • Blend it with blender .
    • Now pour the gravy back in the pan. Add paneer cubes and gently simmer it for few minutes.
    • Now add the cream .
    • Garnish it with chopped cilantro or coriander leaves.
    • Your dish is now ready to serve.

                                                                         Enjoy Your Food...!!!


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