Shahi Paneer


shahi paneer

An all-time favorite cottage cheese preparation with a unique Navaratri twist.



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30 Mins

13 Ingredients


1 bay leaf

rock salt to taste

for cashew paste: 2 tablespoons cashew nuts, ¼ cup water

for saffron-cream mixture: 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, few strands saffron

175 grams paneer cut into ½ inch pieces

1 tablespoon groundnut oil

2 cloves

3 black peppercorns

½ inch cinnamon stick

2 green chillies (optional) slit

1 teaspoon ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed

¼ cup plain yogurt (dahi or curd)

¼ teaspoon green cardamom seeds powder


Soak cashews in ¼ cup water for about 15-20 minutes.

Make a smooth paste out of it in a grinder or blender.

Warm up the cream and dissolve a few saffron strands in it.

Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add whole spices and fry for 30-45 seconds.

Add ginger paste and slit green chillies, and saute for a few minutes.

Add prepared cashew nut paste. Stir well.

Add yogurt and immediately mix well. If required add little water for gravy consistency and let come to a simmer.

Add cardamom powder. Mix well.

Add paneer pieces and stir very gently.

Add cream-saffron mixture. Mix and let it simmer for 2 minutes.

Turn off the stove.

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