Shahi paneer

Shahi paneer is a most popular North Indian paneer dish. It is made in thick and creamy gravy made of tomatoes, onions, kaju and fresh cream.

Serving: 6

Shahi paneer

Shahi paneer


Paneer: 1/2 kg

Onions: 2-3 sliced

Tomatoes: 2-3 roughly chopped

Kaju or cashewnuts: 15-20

Butter: 2 tbsp

Ginger: 1 tsp grated

Salt: to taste

Red chili powder: 1/4 tsp

Jeera powder: 1/2 tsp

Garam masala: 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder: 1 tsp

Haldi or turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp

Kasoori methi: 1/2 tsp

Fresh cream: 1/ cup

Oil: 1 tbsp


1.Heat oil in a kadai. Add grated ginger and saute. Add onions, kaju, tomatoes and cook on medium flame till onions become light pinkish and tomatoes become pulpy.

2. Let it cool and then grind them to a smooth paste.

3. Now again heat butter in a kadai. Add grinded masala and cook on low heat till oil starts leaving. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, jeera powder, coriander powder and cook for a minute.

4. Add fresh cream and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add kasoori methi, garam masala and mix well.

5. Add paneer cubes and cover them with gravy. Add little water and cook. Gravy should be thick and creamy.

6. Transfer it to a serving bowl. Garnish with cream and chopped coriander.



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