shahi paneer recipe | shahi paneer masala | shahi paneer ki sabji

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shahi paneer recipe | shahi paneer masala | shahi paneer ki sabji with detailed photo and video recipe. a classical and premium north indian or punjabi curry made with paneer in dry fruit sauce. unlike other traditional paneer based curries, this curry is more creamy and sweet in taste due to the use of dry fruits. it is an ideal gravy based curry which can be easily served with choice of roti’s, bread and also with rice options.
shahi paneer recipeshahi paneer recipe | shahi paneer masala | shahi paneer ki sabji with step by step photo and video recipe. paneer based curries are one of the popular choices for both meat and non-meat eaters in india. it can be made with a wide variety of options which includes spicy gravy, dry variant and a creamy sauce based curry. one such easy, simple and rich creamy based sauce curry is the shahi paneer masala known for its mild and sweet taste.

as i mentioned in my previous paragraph, this recipe is a mild or less spicy paneer based curry. as the name suggests, shahi which means royal due to the use of cream in it. consequently, with the use of the cream, it would lower the spice level and thus offering a creamy and a rich paneer gravy. i personally not a huge fan of such mild gravy and i tend to order or make spicy kadai paneer or paneer tikka masala. yet there is a huge fan following who, particularly outside of india where many prefer less spicy meals. in addition to it, some prefer to have mild spicy and sweetness in their curry and this recipe is an ideal choice for them.

shahi paneer masala

anyway, before wrapping up some tips, suggestions and variations for shahi paneer ki sabji. firstly, in this recipe, i have used tomatoes and onions to prepare the creamy sauce. some prefer to use just onions and skip tomatoes to get the yellow colour. but i like my gravy to be reddish or orangish in colour and hence i have used both. secondly,you can also add cashews and almonds in terms of dry fruits. you can experiment and add more options like walnuts, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds and pistachios. lastly, you can make the same gravy sauce and replace the paneer with other ingredients like mushroom and potatoes to make other variants. moreover, you can also use meat chunks to make meat-based shahi gravy.

i have posted other similar paneer recipes collection which has a similar texture and taste to this shahi paneer masala recipe. it mainly includes recipes like, paneer hyderabadi, paneer ghee roast, paneer fried rice, paneer biryani, paneer butter masala, malai barfi, paneer frankie, matar paneer, paneer tikka masala, paneer chilla. further to these i would also like to highlight my other detailed recipes collection like,

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shahi paneer recipe

shahi paneer recipe | shahi paneer masala | shahi paneer ki sabji

4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: curry
Cuisine: north indian
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easy shahi paneer recipe | shahi paneer masala | shahi paneer ki sabji

Ingredients

for onion tomato puree:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 pod black cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 2 tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt

for curry:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp shahi jeera
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ cup cream / malai
  • 15 cubes paneer / cottage cheese
  • few threads saffron / kesar
  • ½ tsp kasuri methi, crushed
  • ¼ tsp garam masala

Instructions

  • firstly, in a kadai heat 1 tbsp butter and saute 2 pods cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon,1 pod black cardamom and 3 cloves.
  • now add 1 onion, 3 clove garlic and 1 inch ginger.
  • saute slightly until onion softens.
  • further, add 2 tomato and saute slightly.
  • also, add 1 cup water and 1 tsp salt. mix well.
  • cover and boil for 20 minutes or until it softens completely.
  • cool completely and transfer to a blender. blend to smooth paste without adding any water.
  • sieve the puree making sure the puree is smooth and silky. keep aside.
  • in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp butter and saute ½ tsp shahi jeera and 1 bay leaf.
  • keeping flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp chilli powder.
  • saute slightly until the spices turn aromatic.
  • add in the prepared tomato-onion puree and mix well.
  • further, add ¼ cup cream and mix until everything is well combined.
  • add in 15 cubes paneer, few threads saffron and mix well.
  • cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until flavours are absorbed well.
  • now add ½ tsp kasuri methi and ¼ tsp garam masala. mix well.
  • finally, enjoy shahi paneer with roti or garlic naan.
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how to make shahi paneer with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a kadai heat 1 tbsp butter and saute 2 pods cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon,1 pod black cardamom and 3 cloves.
  2. now add 1 onion, 3 clove garlic and 1 inch ginger.
  3. saute slightly until onion softens.
  4. further, add 2 tomato and saute slightly.
  5. also, add 1 cup water and 1 tsp salt. mix well.
  6. cover and boil for 20 minutes or until it softens completely.
  7. cool completely and transfer to a blender. blend to smooth paste without adding any water.
  8. sieve the puree making sure the puree is smooth and silky. keep aside.
  9. in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp butter and saute ½ tsp shahi jeera and 1 bay leaf.
  10. keeping flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp chilli powder.
  11. saute slightly until the spices turn aromatic.
  12. add in the prepared tomato-onion puree and mix well.
  13. further, add ¼ cup cream and mix until everything is well combined.
  14. add in 15 cubes paneer, few threads saffron and mix well.
  15. cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until flavours are absorbed well.
  16. now add ½ tsp kasuri methi and ¼ tsp garam masala. mix well.
  17. finally, enjoy shahi paneer with roti or garlic naan.
    shahi paneer masala

notes:

  • firstly, in adding cream makes curry rich and flavourful.
  • also, do not make curry spicy as it needs to be mild.
  • additionally, sieve the puree to get a silky smooth texture.
  • finally, shahi paneer recipe tastes great when served hot.
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