Shahi Paneer Recipe


The best dish to be served at dinner parties, Shahi Paneer can be cooked in both white and red gravies. It is more flavorful than other paneer recipes and mostly served on various occasions. It is one of the most popular vegetarian curries in Indian cuisine and can be eaten with roti, naan or rice.

Ingredients of Shahi Paneer

1/3 Cup Melon Seeds, soaked
2 Tbsp Butter
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 Tbsp Ginger, chopped
1 Cup Tomato, pureed
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tsp Coriander Powder
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
3 Nos Green Chilli , chopped
Crushed Paneer
1/2 Cup Water
15 Paneer Cubes
2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves
2 Butter cubes

How to Make Shahi Paneer

1. Soak the melon seeds in water for about 30 minutes.Shahi Paneer
2. Grind it to a smooth paste and keep aside.
3. In a pan heat butter. Make sure that it does not burn.Shahi Paneer
4. Add cumin seeds. When they crackle put ginger to it and cook for few seconds.Shahi Paneer
5. Pour tomato puree and bring to a simmer.Shahi Paneer
6. Now add melon seed paste. Stir well and cook for a minute.Shahi Paneer
7. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, red chilli powder and green chillis to it.Shahi Paneer
8. Add some crushed paneer for flavor and bring it to a boil on medium flame while adding water to it.Shahi Paneer
9. Put the paneer cubes and coat them well with gravy. Cook for another one minute.Shahi Paneer
10. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves and butter.