Shahi Paneer

Tried this recipe last week from Sanjeev Kapoor's Khana Khazana and really liked it
I did not  add as much butter and cream as the recipe recommended - yet the gravy was very rich thanks to the cashew nut paste.

Shahi Paneer


  1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a non stick pan. Add 2 finely chopped onions, around 10 cashew nuts , a pinch of salt and saute till the onion is slightly brown. 
  2. Add 3-4 finely chopped tomatoes and saute for around 10 mins till the tomato is well cooked and mushy. 
  3. Add 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste and saute till the spices are mixed well.
  4. Blend this in a mixer till you get a smooth paste - you can add some water for blending.Transfer the mixture to the same kadai and cook over low heat. You can add butter to the paste but I avoided it.
  5. When the mixture looks well cooked, add 2 tsp crushed kasoori methi, 1 tsp garam masala, a pinch of cardamom powder and mix well. Adjust the salt and add a pinch of sugar. 
  6. Add the 500 gms paneer cut into traingles and mix well and cook for about 5 mins.
  7. Garnish with cream and chopped corinder leaves and serve with chappatis.


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