Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi paneer recipe

Shahi paneer is a rich, delicious as well as indulgent delicacy, can be prepared easily at home without putting in much effort. The name itself suggests a royal background. Wherein the paneer or cottage cheese is cooked with great flavors. A very popular Indian vegetarian cuisine, introduced by the Mughals. Which tastes best when served with some flavored rice or naan. However can be served with any dish of your choice.

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 200 grams paneer/cottage cheese cubes
  • 3 tablespoons white oil
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • 2 tablespoons cream

For preparing the gravy

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 big cardamom
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 3 laungs
  • 1 cinnamon stick, 2 inches long
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sahi jeera
  • 1 onion roughly chopped, medium size
  • 2 tomatoes roughly chopped, medium size
  • 8 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1-inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon corriander powder
  • 7 cashew nuts
  • 5 almonds
  • Salt to taste

For Garnishing

  • 2 chopped or sliced almonds

INSTRUCTIONS:


Shahi paneer recipe

  • Heat a pressure cooker. Add butter followed by black cardamom, green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, and shahi jeera. Saute for few seconds. 
  • Add chopped onion, ginger, garlic, cashew nuts, almonds, chopped tomato, turmeric powder, kashmiri red chili powder, and salt. Saute for 2 minutes just to mix up the flavors. Add water. Cover and cook for 2 whistles over medium flame. Allow the cooker to release its pressure itself.
  • Transfer the pressure cooked masalas to a blending jar. Blend it to a smooth paste. Make sure you cool it down completely before blending it. Then strain 2 times with a colander to get a silky smooth paste. 
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add star anise and bay leaf. Add the masala paste. Add kasuri methi. Stir well. 
  • Add paneer cubes. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Check the seasoning. Add cream and turn off the flame.
  • Shahi paneer is ready to serve. Serve hot by garnishing with some sliced almonds.

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