Shahi Paneer Recipe

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Shahi Paneer
How To Make Shahi Paneer
  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Shahi Paneer Recipe: 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.

Ingredients of Shahi Paneer

  • 3 Cups paneer (cubed)
  • 30 gram 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

How to Make Shahi Paneer

  • 1.Soak the melon seeds in water and grind to a paste.
  • 2.Heat butter in a heavy-based pan and add cumin seeds.
  • 3.When the seeds begin to splutter, add ginger and brown very slightly.
  • 4.Add tomatoes and saute over medium flame, till the oil separates.
  • 5.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.
  • 6.Add green chillies along with 2 cubes of crushed paneer and saute till the green chillies start looking glossy.
  • 7.Mix in water and bring to a boil. Leave to simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • 8.Add paneer cubes, simmer for about 2 minutes and serve hot, garnished with coriander.
Key Ingredients: paneer (cubed), melon seeds, butter, black cumin seeds, ginger, tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, chilli powder, garam masala, Green chillies (slit), water