Shahi Paneer

Curries and Gravies, Paneer 61 comments

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.

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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.

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5 from 2 votes

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.


  • 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


  1. 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…

  2. The dish was very testy & yammi.So very good

  3. delhi hotels

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

  4. 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

  5. Very good recipe.. thanks a ton!!

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

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

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

  9. Its a nice one.

  10. Niharika Pandey

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

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

  12. yumm..

  13. very Yummy

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

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

  16. RaviShankar

    ok its good

  17. delecious

  18. delecious

  19. delecious

  20. jyoti abhi mandowara

    this is best recip………..

  21. jyoti abhi mandowara

    best recip

  22. I followed the method and made quite a yummi dish.

  23. bharti khokhar


  24. excellent

  25. interesting

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

  27. Awesome!

  28. Awesome!! My husband loved this recipe

  29. parasmani

    its good recipie

  30. 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…

  31. i m loving it.

  32. This cool

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

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

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

  36. Very Yummy

  37. very Yummy

  38. really tasty…

  39. Tasty

  40. good

  41. it was very delecious its very testy

  42. shahi paneer

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

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

  44. shradha saha

    it’s awsome n easy to make….

  45. it’s awsome n very easy

  46. gud……

  47. its amazing. it really easy to make. thanx

  48. Raju anand

    very tasty

  49. priya samantray

    this is very good…

  50. very tasty and easy to make

  51. Recipe King

    Nice Recipe

  52. good

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

  54. yummmyyy

  55. sood surinder kumar

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

  56. mukesh kumar

    very good

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

  58. good one !

  59. ymmmmm

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