Easy Shahi Paneer Recipe Restaurant Style

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Shahi Paneer is a delicious and rich creamy recipe. Why is this recipe called Shahi Paneer? Shahi paneer is a Mughlai dish, This is made up of paneer along with rich creamy gravy mashed onion, yogurt, nuts, dry fruits, etc. In the name of the recipe “shahi” means “royal “.

This recipe is very famous in Mughal cuisine. Mainly you can try this recipe with naan, plain rice, jeera rice, and paratha. When you try this first time it can bring you to the era of the royal king’s kitchen from the first bite to the end of the plate.

If you are trying to make this at your home with your hands try this easy restaurant-style shahi paneer recipe at home. It can be a delicious fit for your table tonight, and every family member gonna love it. 

How to make Shahi Paneer?

The ingredient list is long, but don’t worry, we’ve made it easy to remember as you’re gathering everything. The preparation of this meal is not very tough or complicated.

Ingredients of Shahi Paneer

  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-inch cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 green chili
  • 1-inch ginger, cut into cubes
  • 3-4 garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium onions, cut into quarter
  • 10-12 cashew nuts, soaked
  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into quarter
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Prepared Puree
  • 250 gms paneer, cubed
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 1 tsp Kasturi methi, crushed

Process to make Shahi Paneer

  1. To start making shahi paneer, take a frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter, and fry 2 cardamom, 1-inch cinnamon, 1 black cardamom, and 3 cloves in the butter.
  2. Now add 1 chopped onion, 3 cloves roughly chopped garlic, and 1 inch chopped ginger.
  3. Saute the onions to get soft and mashy.
  4. After this, add chopped tomatoes and fry a little along with onions.
  5. After frying them add 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon salt to it. Mix it well.
  6. Cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes or until all the stuff gets completely soft.
  7. Then set it aside to cool. After this take a blender or mixer. Blend this in a smooth paste without adding water.
  8. Strain the puree to make it smooth and silky. Set it aside.
  9. Again take a large pan, and heat 1 tbsp butter in a pan. Fry ½ tsp Shahi Jeera and 1 bay leaf.
  10. Fry on low flame, add ¼ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp chili powder.
  11. Cook for a few minutes, or until the spices become fragrant.
  12. Mix in the prepared tomato-onion puree.
  13. Next step, add ¼ cup cream and mix until everything is get completely combined.
  14. Add cubes of paneer, and a few threads of saffron and stir it well.
  15. Cover & cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes or till the flavors are well absorbed in paneer cubes.
  16. Now add ½ tsp Kasturi methi.
  17. And ¼ tsp garam masala. Combine thoroughly.
  18. Finally, enjoy homemade shahi paneer with naan or roti.

Best Shahi Paneer Recipe

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Restaurant Style Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi Paneer is a delectable and creamy meal. What is the significance of the name Shahi Paneer? Shahi paneer is a Mughlai dish.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 331 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Green Chili
  • 1 inch Ginger cut into Cubes
  • 3-4 Garlic roughly chopped
  • 2 medium Oninon cut in quaters
  • 10-12 Cashew
  • 4 medium tomatoes cut into quater
  • Salt as taste
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 coriander powder
  • Prepared Puree
  • 250 gms Paneer, Cubes
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • 1 tsp Kasturi methi, crused

Instructions
 

  • To start making shahi paneer, take a frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter, and fry 2 cardamom, 1-inch cinnamon, 1 black cardamom, and 3 cloves in the butter.
  • Now add 1 chopped onion, 3 cloves roughly chopped garlic, and 1 inch chopped ginger.
  • Saute till the onions become soft and mashy.
  • After this, add chopped tomatoes and fry a little along with onions.
  • After frying them add 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon salt to it. Mix it well.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes or until all the stuff gets completely soft.
  • Then cool this completely and take a blender or mixer. Blend this in a smooth paste without adding water.
  • Strain the puree to make it smooth and silky. Set it aside.
  • Again take a large pan, and heat 1 tbsp butter in a pan. Fry ½ tsp Shahi Jeera and 1 bay leaf.
  • Fry on low flame, add ¼ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp chili powder.
  • Cook for a few minutes, or until the spices become fragrant.
  • Mix in the prepared tomato-onion puree.
  • Next step, add ¼ cup cream and mix until everything is get completely combined.
  • Add cubes of paneer, and a few threads of saffron and stir it well.
  •  Cover and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes or till the flavors are well absorbed in paneer cubes.
  • Last but not least, Now add ½ tsp Kasturi methi.
  • And ¼ tsp garam masala. Combine thoroughly.
  • Finally, enjoy homemade shahi paneer with naan or roti.
    Shahi Paneer with naan
Keyword Shahi Paneer, shahi paneer recipe restaurant style

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FAQ’s

What is Shahi Paneer?

Shahi Paneer is a royal dish made up of Indian spices mixed and Paneer cubes according to the name of this recipe. In the past, the recipe is traditionally served to Mughals.

Tomatoes, Onions, Cream, Yogurt, and Spices are the main ingredients. To make a creamy and smooth gravy all this cooked and then dip some paneer cubes in it.
This Shahi Paneer recipe is very famous among all Indians.

What are the ingredients of shahi paneer?

The recipe needs lots of ingredients to make at your home with your hands. To see the list of Shahi Paneer Ingredients (Click Here)

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