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shahi paneer



Shahi Paneer is a popular North Indian dish made from paneer (cottage cheese) in a thick, creamy and spicy gravy prepared with tomato, onion, and bell peppers. The Mughalai touch in the dish comes from its royal, rich gravy, made with a mixture of almonds and cashews, spiced with cloves, cinnamon and garnished with raisins. It is typically served with Indian breads like naan, roti or rice dishes like pulao. It is a good source of protein, calcium and provides other essential nutrients as well.

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paneer (cottage cheese)

200 grms

medium sized tomatoes


medium onions


cashews (soaked for 20 minutes)

1/4 cup

green chillies



3 cloves


1 inch piece

Shahi Paneer Masala

2 teaspoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

fresh cream

1/4 cup

ghee (clarified butter)

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Blanch tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger and cashews. Cool and grind to a smooth paste.

Step 2:

Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

Step 3:

Add the ground paste and cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat.

Step 4:

Add Shahi Paneer masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Cook for another 5 minutes.

Step 5:

Stir in the paneer cubes and add a cup of water. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Step 6:

Pour over the cream and stir gently.

Step 7:

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with naan or rice.

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