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shahi paneer recipe

Shahi Paneer Recipe- How to Make Shahi Paneer

The creamy Shahi Paneer with the goodness of rich cream. The delicious Shahi Paneer is a hugely loved Paneer Recipe from Indian cuisine.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine, north indian
Keyword: Paneer, paneer recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 200 grams paneer/ Indian cottage cheese
  • 2 medium size onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoon melon seeds deseeded magaj
  • 2 tablespoon cashew
  • 1 tablespoon shahi jeera black cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaf tej patta
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick dal chini
  • 2 Black cardamom badi Elaichi
  • 1 green cardamom choti Elaichi
  • ¼ tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon chilli powder
  • ¼ tablespoon black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoon yogurt curd
  • 2 tablespoon Cream/ malai
  • 6-7 strands saffron
  • 1 pinch of kasuri methi
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder optional


  • In a pan add 250ml of water and add chopped onions, magaj and cashew. Bring it to boil and allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Strain it and Let it cool. Reserve the liquid to add it to gravy later.
  • After cooling, grind the cooked onions, cashew and melon seeds into smooth paste.
  • To make shahi paneer gravy, In a pan melt the butter and the ghee.
  • Add bay leaf, green cardamom, cinnamon, black cardamom and shahi jeera.
  • Allow them to crackle and become fragrant. If you like to add ginger garlic paste you can add at this stage
  • Add in the ground onion and cashew paste.
  • Now on medium to slow heat cook this masala till it starts to leave the sides of pan.
  • Add-in turmeric powder, red chilli powder, black pepper powder and fry the masala for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add yogurt in the pan at this stage.
  • Cook the masala a little more till yogurt is well incorporated in the gravy. At this stage keep stirring it continuously otherwise yogurt may split while cooking.
  • Now add the liquid in which onions and cashew were boiled.
  • Add little more water to adjust the consistency of the gravy as per your preference.
  • Add salt as per your taste.
  • Bring the gravy to a boil. Add cream and malai and stir it till well incorporated.
  • Now add saffron strands and mix. Finish with very small quantity of kasuri methi and add paneer cubes.
  • Cook for 4-5minutes and your shahi paneer is ready.
  • Serve the shahi paneer either with jeera rice or butter Naan.


Calories: 323kcal