HOW TO MAKE SHAHI PANEER
Shahi paneer is a dish which defines the royalty of food. It is a Punjabi dish which is rich in taste also known as mughalai shahi paneer. It is a popular paneer dish made with fresh paneer cubes and gravy of nuts. The Gravy of shahi paneer is of white color and made from cashew nuts and heavy cream. No dry spices are added to it. This is an easy and quick recipe to be cooked. If you are thinking of cooking north Indian recipes than shahi paneer is the best choice to cook as it is having rich nuts white gravy.
Ingredients for Shahi Paneer Recipe
Onion paste :-
• Onions (प्याज़) 1
• Water ½ cup
• Ginger (अदरक) 1/2 inch
• Garlic (लहसुन) 3
• Green chilies(हरी मिर्च) 4
Cashew paste :-
• Cashew nuts (काजू) 15-20 pieces
• Water 1/4 cups
• Heavy whipping cream (malai) 2 big spoon
• Saffron strands (केसर)
• Paneer 200gm
• Oil 1 tablespoon
• Cloves(लौंग) 1-2
• Peppercorns 3
• Cinnamon stick(दालचीनी छड़ी) ½ inch piece
• Bay leaf 1
• Green chilis (हरी मिर्च) 2
• Plain Yogurt 1 egg
• Garam Masala ¼ teaspoon
• Cardamom powder(इलायची पाउडर) 1/4 teaspoon
• Salt – to taste
Method of making Shahi paneer
Soak cashew nut in water for about 15-20 minutes.As they absorbs the water make smooth paste by grinding it.
Take onion, ginger,green chillies and garlic in a grinder and make onion paste. Also take whipped milk cream warm it and dissolve few strands of saffron.
Take a pan and heat it with cooking oil , put onion paste into it and fry till the oil starts leaving the sides of the pan. Than add cashew nut puree ,yogurt and leave it for few minutes.
Add garam masala and cardamom powder cook it for 3 minutes than put paneer cubes and stir gently as paneer are not fried ,so they are very soft.
Add saffron paste and cook it for 2 min at low heat.Turn off the gas and shahi paneer is ready to serve.
Serve with style…!
Take a bowl and pour the prepared curry into it.Garnish it with saffron strands and serve with butter naan or paratha or tandoori roti.
Serving : 3 people
Cooking time: 40-45 mins
I hope we have solved your query of how to make Shahi paneer .Try this tasty and easy shahi paneer recipe at home and become the chef of your family.