Shahi Paneer

June 19, 2010


  • 250 gms. paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 3 tbsp. ghee or butter
  • 1 onion chopped into strips
  • 1/2″ piece ginger chopped fine
  • 2 green chillies chopped fine
  • 4 tomatoes chopped fine
  • 2 cardamoms crushed
  • 1/4 cup beaten curd
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. tomato sauce

To garnish:

  • 2 tbsp. grated paneer
  • 1 tbsp. chopped coriander


  1. Chop the paneer into 2″ fingers.
  2. Heat half the ghee. Add onion,ginger, green chilli and cardamom. Fry for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook for 7-8 minutes, covered.
  4. Add curd and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add 1/2 cup water and cool.
  6. Now blend the mixture in a mixer till smooth.
  7. Heat remaining ghee, add gravy and other ingredients except milk and paneer.
  8. Boil to get a very thick gravy.
  9. Just before serving, heat gravy, add milk and paneer fingers and boil for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander and grated paneer.

Making time: 45 minutes.
Makes for: 6
Shelf life: best fresh.

Photograph courtesy – opyadav


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Puja Darshan

  • I came to your page while I was searching for websites that were using pictures from my photo gallery on flickr.
    I loved and bookmarked your blog. Next time I photograph one my cuisines I know where I can point the visitors for the recipe 🙂
    Have a nice day

  • Oh! something I forgot to mention in the last comment. This is a ‘Shahi’ dish so you need to have a nut and some cream as the ingredients. I used cashew nut in the curry that you see in the picture but almonds can be used too.

    • Thanks for visiting my blog it feels good to get such comment from visitors.
      Many thanks for the picture and do let me know if there are any suggestion.

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