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Shahi Paneer


Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer



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Soft cottage cheese pieces served in thick tomato gravy. This shahi paneer recipe is perfect for a dinner party and would leave your guests craving for more.


  • 3 cups paneer-cubed

    30 gm melon seeds

    1/4 cup butter

    1 tsp black cumin seeds

    1 Tbsp ginger-finely chopped

    2 cups tomatoes-grated

    1/4 tsp turmeric powder

    2 tsp coriander powder

    2 tsp salt

    1/2 tsp chilli powder

    1/4 tsp garam masala

    2-3 green chillies-slit

    3/4 cup water


Soak the melon seeds in water and grind to a paste.

Heat butter in a heavy-based pan and add cumin seeds.

When the seeds begin to splutter, add ginger and brown very slightly.

Add tomatoes and saute over medium flame, till the oil separates.

Add the melon paste, turmeric, coriander, salt, chilli powder and garam masala and sauté over low or medium flame, till the oil separates once again.

Add green chillies along with 2 cubes of crushed paneer and saute till the green chillies start looking glossy.

Mix in water and bring to a boil. Leave to simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Add paneer cubes, simmer for about 2 minutes and serve hot, garnished with coriander.

Key Ingredients: Cottage Cheese, melon seeds, butter, black cumin, ginger, tomato, turmeric, coriander powder, salt, red chilli, garam masala, green chillies