One of the most ordered paneer dish in India and enjoyed by everyone. this dish is prepared by emulsifying tomatoes, onions, ground cashews, clarified butter and cream into a curry, with the addition of paneer cubes and a variety of spices.It is mainly eaten with traditional Indian flat-breads like Naan or Tandoori roti and can also be eaten with rice. This is one of my favourite paneer dishes and i love to cook this. You can check the recipe below and make this for yourself and your loved ones.
Preperation Time – 20 minutes
Cooking time – 20 Minutes
Cooked by -Ujawal Singh
Serves – 3
Type – Indian Veg Main Course
Ingredients to make Shahi Paneer
250 gms fresh cottage cheese
2 Medium sized onions
5 medium sized red tomatoes
5-7 garlic cloves
2 bay leaf
4 green Cardamom
1 cinamon stick
1/2 tsp garam masala
Kashmiri Red chilly Powder
Ginger garlic paste
Dry fenugreek leaves
Method to make Shahi Paneer
1- In a pan add roughly chopped onions , roughly chopped tomatoes , all the whole spices , 1 tsp salt , 2 tsp sugar , 2 tsp kashmiri red chilly powder , 1/2 tsp garam masala , cashews , ginger 1 inch , 4-5 garlic, 4 tsp butter.
2- Light the stove and mix all the ingredients until butter melts or for 1-2 minutes on a medium flame. Once mixed well add 250 ml water, cover with a lid and cook until tomatoes are nice and soft.
3- Cool the mixture completely.
4- Grind the mixture with half cup water and make a fine paste.
5- Use a strainer and strain the mixture in a bowl completely
6- Now heat the same pan and add 2 tsp butter and 1 tsp oil.
7- Add 2 tsp ginger garlic paste and 2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder. Cook until ginger garlic paste raw smell goes off.
8- Reduce the flame and add tomato and onion mixture. Mix it well, cover with a lid and let it cook for 5-6 minutes on a low flame.
9- Add paneer cubes in the sauce and give a gentle stir and cook for 5 minutes
10- Add 3 tsp fresh cream and mix it.
11 – Off the flame and add fry fenugreek leaves and mix.
12- Garnish it with some fresh cream and serve it hot with Naan, Chapati or jeera rice.