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Shahi Paneer

Shahi paneer is a typical North Indian dish eaten with roti or naan. Shahi paneer is preparation of paneer pieces in thick, creamy and spicy gravy prepared in tomato, onion and cashew nuts paste. To give it a little spicy edge green chilies and brown cardamoms are added to it along with garam masala. Because of its richness it is usually served in parties, dinners and other occasions which require special menu. Here Ananda provides a simple and easy Shahi paneer recipe.

  • Preparation Time : 10-15 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 20-30 minutes
  • Servings : 4
  • ANANDA PANEER400 gms
  • Onion, quartered2 large
  • Oil2 tablespoons
  • Cloves3
  • Black peppercorns4-May
  • Cinnamon 2 one inch sticks
  • Bay leaf1
  • Green chillies, slit2
  • Ginger paste1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste1 teaspoon
  • Cashew nut paste1/4 cup
  • ANANDA DAHI1/2 cup
  • Cream1/2 cup
  • Saffron (kesar)a pinch
  • Garam masala powder1/2 teaspoon
  • Saltto taste
  • Green cardamom powder1/4 teaspoon


Cut the paneer into half inch wide and one inch long pieces.

Boil the onions in quarter cup of water. Drain and allow cooling. Grind to a fine paste.

Heat the oil in a kadai, add the cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon and bay leaf and sauté till fragrant.

Add the green chillies and boiled onion paste and sauté for three to four minutes on low heat so it does not get colored.

Add the ginger paste and garlic paste and continue to sauté for half a minute.

Add the cashew nut paste and sauté for another two minutes.

Add the yogurt and sauté till the water from the yogurt gets absorbed.

Stir in the cream, saffron and garam masala powder and salt to taste.

Add the paneer and stir gently to mix.

Sprinkle green cardamom powder and serve hot.

Nutritional Facts

Calories 510

Fat 25.0 g

Cholesterol 30 mg

Sodium 500 mg

Carbohydrate 52 g

Proteins 20g

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