Shahi Paneer

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Aug. 16, 2013

This Indian paneer recipe is a symbol of royalty and richness. Its a typical restaurant style mouth-watering dish cooked in creamy and thick spicy gravy.


Paneer 250 Gram , cubed (Indian cottage cheese)
Yogurt 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , beaten (Indian/Greek)
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Tomatoes 1 1/2 , chopped
Onion 1 Small , sliced
Chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon
Chopped green chili 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Green cardamom powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
Cayenne pepper powder 1 Teaspoon
Tomato sauce/Tomato ketchup 3 Teaspoon
Clarified butter 3 Teaspoon , divided (ghee)
Water 40 Milliliter
Salt To Taste
For garnishing
Chopped coriander leaves 1 Teaspoon



1. In a pan add 1 ½ teaspoon of ghee (Clarified butter). Once the ghee is hot add onion, chopped green chili, chopped ginger, and green cardamom powder. Stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the onions are lightly brown.

2. Add tomatoes and salt to taste. Stir well . Pour water (20 ml) and cook for another 6-7 minutes.

3. Add the beaten yogurt, and water (20 ml). Cover with a lid and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Let it cool and then blend it into a smooth paste.

4. In a pan add 1½ tsp of ghee (Clarified butter). When it becomes hot add the blended paste.

5. Add cayenne pepper powder, tomato ketchup/sauce, and garam masala powder. Mix well.

6. Lower the heat and add the milk, and paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and mix it together. Cover with a lid and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.


7.Garnish with chopped coriander/Cilantro leaves and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 306Calories from Fat 132

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 737 mg30.71%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 21 g42%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet