Shahi Paneer

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Shahi Paneer is considered to be a perfect dish for parties, marriages, and festivals. You can have it with plain or jeera rice and it can also be consumed with rice or roti .
Shahi Paneer

Shahi literally means royal in Hindi which means that Shahi Paneer is a royal paneer recipe from the Mughlai cuisine. The royal touch is added by the perfect blend of curd, nuts, and vegetables in this recipe.

Shahi Paneer consists of thick gravy which is deliciously creamy. Also, the addition of whole spices imparts an aromatic flavor to this special preparation. Nuts like cashew, melon seeds, and almonds used in this recipe get absorbed in the curd or yogurt to give a slightly sweet taste to this paneer gravy.

Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer

Some people like to add butter or ghee instead of oil to sauté the veggies whereas some people add a cup of fresh cream to append more creaminess to the gravy. This royal recipe is directly picked from the Mughal kitchens and various Indian cuisines have added a unique flavour to make it their own secret recipe.

You can have it with plain or jeera rice and it can also be consumed with rice or roti. You can garnish it with coriander leaves and grated cheese to make it more special. Some people also add grated paneer on the top especially if the regular cheese is not available.

We all know that paneer is packed with proteins, calcium and other essential nutrients. Also, the spices and vegetables accentuate the nutritional value of this recipe to a whole new level. The thick and creamy texture of this gravy makes it a favorite among both kids and adults and therefore you must note down this recipe in your recipe book.

Shahi Paneer is considered to be a perfect dish for parties, marriages, and festivals. You will also find it in most of the Indian hotels and restaurants. However, the freshness of homemade Shahi Paneer is incomparable and therefore you can make it regularly to treat your family members and friends with an amazing and nutritious dish.

Shahi Paneer
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Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi Paneer is considered to be a perfect dish for parties, marriages, and festivals. You can have it with plain or jeera rice and it can also be consumed with rice or roti .
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Dosa Side dish, paneer

Ingredients for Shahi Paneer

  • 500 g Paneer cubed + 4 tblsp, grated
  • 2 Onion chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 6 to 8 Tomatoes finely chopped (depending on size)
  • 3 Cardamoms crushed
  • 1/2 cup Curd beaten
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 5 to 6 tblsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 cup Cream (or Milk)
  • 4 tblsp Tomato Sauce
  • handful Coriander Leaves chopped
  • as per taste Salt

How to make Shahi Paneer

  • Heat 3 tblsp of ghee in a pan.
  • Saute the onions, ginger, green chillies and cardamoms for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the beaten curd and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of water and cook for a minute.
  • Remove and transfer to a mixer jar.
  • Blend till smooth and keep aside.
  • Heat the remaining ghee in another pan.
  • Add the ground gravy along with red chilli powder, garam masala powder, tomato sauce and salt.
  • Bring to a boil or till the gravy turns thick.
  • Add the paneer cubes and cream.
  • Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and grated paneer.
  • Remove and serve hot.

Notes

  • In some places, capsicum is also added. If you want, add 1 chopped capsicum.
  • For a Shahi Paneer Bhurji, reduce the amount of water/gravy

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61 comments

shreya January 5, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Beautiful dish. I was craving for a panner item for so long and finally got it. Thank u so much for the recipe. Keep posting with lots more…

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archana August 11, 2014 - 3:02 pm

The dish was very testy & yammi.So very good

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delhi hotels November 20, 2012 - 6:04 am

thanks for the Recipe m going 2 try at home thanks 🙂

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Vibha July 2, 2012 - 7:03 am

I’m really lucky to have stumbled upon your website.Ur recipes not only look elegant but are very simple to make.And they do turn out to be just like in the pix.Delicious.I am a very motivated cook now thanks to u and your website

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Neethi April 16, 2012 - 3:17 am

Very good recipe.. thanks a ton!!

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Bhavya September 25, 2011 - 1:34 pm

hey.. very much easy 2 make .. n ad really a different taste n flavour..

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Shikha September 2, 2011 - 7:32 am

it is a Yummmyyyyyyyyy recipe Awesome Cuisine Rocks!!!!!!

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Shikha September 2, 2011 - 7:30 am

I made it it was Yummmmmmmmmmm!! Really Awesome cuisine…. Rocks!!!!!!!

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Vinod February 14, 2011 - 9:16 pm

Its a nice one.

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Niharika Pandey December 31, 2010 - 11:43 pm

its really worth amazin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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pia November 18, 2010 - 5:12 am

thats a great way to make shahi paneer……………..

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aliya November 3, 2010 - 9:19 am

yumm..

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Neha October 26, 2010 - 10:32 am

very Yummy

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Shahid October 18, 2010 - 12:25 pm

it was good but cud have been more spicy…

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Shahid October 18, 2010 - 12:22 pm

it was good but it cud have been more spicy..

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RaviShankar October 3, 2010 - 3:18 am

ok its good

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emmkay September 25, 2010 - 3:25 am

delecious

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emmkay September 25, 2010 - 3:23 am

delecious

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emmkay September 25, 2010 - 3:21 am

delecious

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jyoti abhi mandowara September 22, 2010 - 9:11 am

this is best recip………..

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jyoti abhi mandowara September 22, 2010 - 9:06 am

best recip

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Kamal Saxena September 17, 2010 - 12:59 am

I followed the method and made quite a yummi dish.

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lakshmi September 12, 2010 - 11:23 am

good

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bharti khokhar August 26, 2010 - 10:03 pm

hmmmmmmmm
yummy

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sumit August 18, 2010 - 3:32 pm

excellent

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mahima August 18, 2010 - 3:14 pm

interesting

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Srividhya July 12, 2010 - 11:35 am

very neat and easy to do recipe….it came out really yum!

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priyanka June 26, 2010 - 9:05 am

Awesome!

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priyanka June 26, 2010 - 9:04 am

Awesome!! My husband loved this recipe

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parasmani June 7, 2010 - 5:47 am

its good recipie

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Siddharth April 26, 2010 - 3:23 am

since i am vegetarian, shahi paneer is my favourite dish… whenever i go to any restaurant, this dish is my first preference along with dal makhani…

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ASHUTOSH March 26, 2010 - 3:08 am

i m loving it.

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Sidharth March 16, 2010 - 4:10 am

This cool

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Sidharth March 16, 2010 - 4:09 am

This the best step for step to make Shai panner
I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nanditha March 10, 2010 - 12:36 am

I tried out this recipe yesteerday and it turned out good 🙂 eveyone liked it .

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Maya Masala January 29, 2010 - 10:00 pm

A very tasty recipe indeed…Our customers at Maya Masala love it too much..

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mansi January 28, 2010 - 7:59 am

nice

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Ruchi January 15, 2010 - 3:21 am

Very Yummy

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Ruchi January 15, 2010 - 3:20 am

very Yummy

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Sujoy November 3, 2009 - 5:01 am

really tasty…

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Tanwar October 1, 2009 - 2:03 pm

Tasty

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Tanwar October 1, 2009 - 2:01 pm

good

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sonu September 30, 2009 - 1:34 pm

it was very delecious its very testy

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shahi paneer August 28, 2009 - 10:47 am

was gr8…but i think the recipe needs more salt …and it cud do away with the tomato sauce

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nitti July 31, 2009 - 1:23 pm

amazing and really easy to make .. i got compliments from every1.thanks

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shradha saha July 17, 2009 - 1:12 am

it’s awsome n easy to make….

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shradha July 17, 2009 - 1:11 am

it’s awsome n very easy

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geeta June 25, 2009 - 9:51 am

gud……

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shabnam May 27, 2009 - 2:47 am

its amazing. it really easy to make. thanx

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Raju anand May 22, 2009 - 7:16 am

very tasty

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priya samantray May 16, 2009 - 9:34 am

this is very good…

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munazza May 7, 2009 - 10:10 am

very tasty and easy to make

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Recipe King April 1, 2009 - 11:16 pm

Nice Recipe

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manmohan March 28, 2009 - 12:35 pm

good

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manmohan March 28, 2009 - 12:32 pm

this is good to me and i was searching for a month to cook this recipe

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shail February 2, 2009 - 9:49 am

yummmyyy

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sood surinder kumar December 28, 2008 - 11:44 am

this dish was very tasty,could have been a little spicy

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mukesh kumar December 26, 2008 - 4:16 am

very good

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nimisha August 31, 2008 - 12:29 am

it was awesome in taste. this is a very easy method to make. healthy not very oily. for me it’s more than execellent

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Sushma June 28, 2008 - 9:24 pm

good one !
Sushma

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sarita March 8, 2008 - 6:32 am

ymmmmm

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