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how to make shahi paneer



Shahi Paneer is a popular North Indian dish made of paneer (cottage cheese) and a thick gravy made up of cream, tomatoes, and spices. This dish is known for its rich and creamy texture. Shahi Paneer is a mainstay in almost all Indian festive menus and is a great source of protein. It is typically served with naan or rice.

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200 grams

large onions


to 3 green chillies


large tomatoes



3 cloves


1 piece

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon


3 tablespoons


1/2 cup

Salt to taste

garam masala

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon



Step 1:

Chop the onions, green chillies, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger.

Step 2:

Cut the paneer into cubes.

Step 3:

In a pan, heat 2 tablespoons of ghee and saute the cumin seeds.

Step 4:

Add the chopped onions, green chillies, garlic, and ginger and saute till the onions are golden brown.

Step 5:

Now add the chopped tomatoes and saute till they are mushy.

Step 6:

After cooling this mixture, move it into a blender and blend into a smooth paste.

Step 7:

In the same pan, add 1 tablespoon of ghee and the paneer cubes and fry till golden brown.

Step 8:

Now add the smooth paste, turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala, and salt into the pan and cook for 7 to 8 minutes.

Step 9:

Lastly, add the cream and stir well.

Step 10:

Shahi Paneer is now ready to be served with naan or rice.

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