Shahi Paneer Recipe
Shahi Paneer is a rich and creamy North Indian dish that is made with paneer (Indian cottage cheese) cooked in a creamy tomato-based sauce. The dish gets its name from the royal and luxurious ingredients used to make it. It is a perfect dish to serve on special occasions or when you want to indulge in something decadent.
- 200g paneer, cubed
- 2 onions, finely chopped
- 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger, grated
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup cashews, soaked in water for 30 minutes
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp ghee
- Fresh coriander leaves, chopped for garnish
- Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once they start to splutter, add chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent.
- Add grated ginger and minced garlic to the pan and sauté for another minute.
- Add chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook until they turn soft and mushy.
- Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt to the pan and mix well.
- Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down.
- Once the mixture cools down, blend it in a mixer until it forms a smooth puree.
- Heat ghee in a pan and add the puree to it. Cook the puree on medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
- Add soaked cashews to the puree and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add cubed paneer to the pan and mix well.
- Add heavy cream to the pan and let it simmer for a few minutes until the paneer is cooked through and the sauce thickens.
- Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or naan bread.
Enjoy your delicious Shahi Paneer!
- Soak the cashews in water for at least 30 minutes before using them. This will make them soft and easy to blend.
- You can use tomato puree instead of chopped tomatoes to save time.
- Be careful while adding the spices, as too much or too little can affect the taste of the dish.
- To make the curry more creamy and rich, you can add more heavy cream or substitute it with coconut cream.
- You can adjust the spice level according to your taste by adding more or less red chili powder.
- Serve the Shahi Paneer hot with naan bread or rice, and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.