Shahi Paneer is a little like Paneer Makhanwala, with difference that we use more tomatoes here and no cashew nuts. It is a lighter gravy with all the flavours still there. The picture above does not do much justice, I had a bad Photo day with the weather being so gloomy and all rain and no sun.

250 gms Paneer, Cottage cheese
4 large tomatoes, chopped (3 cups chopped)
1 onion (3/4 cup chopped)
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup curds, plain yogurt
1.5 tbsp cornflour, dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1 tbsp tomato sauce (Ketchup)
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp tandoori masala
1 inch ginger, grated
2 black cardamom, crushed
1 green chili
1 tbsp ghee
coriander leaves for garnish
salt to taste


  1. Heat 1/2 tbsp ghee, add the onions, ginger, green chili and black cardamon. Cook till the onions are light brown in color.

  2. Add the tomatoes and curds. Cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Cool the onion tomato paste and grind to a smooth paste. Add some water while grinding if needed.

  4. Heat 1/2 tbsp ghee, add the paste and cook till oil separates.

  5. Add the cornflour dissolved in water, stirring continuously.

  6. Add salt, chili powder, pepper powder, garam masala, tandoori masala and tomato sauce.

  7. Cook will the gravy thickens.

  8. Add milk and Paneer. Bring the gravy to a boil.

  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Tandoori Roti, Naan, Roti, Purietc.

This goes to Srivalli's Curry Mela.

More Paneer Recipes:
Achari Paneer
Paneer Makhanwala
Lazeez Paneer
Paneer Malai Tikka
Palak Paneer
Paneer Jalfrezi

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Anonymous said...

Hey girl, I made this couple of days before, exactly the same with slight additions. Will post it some time do check it... Mine looked little different in colour though.

Bhawana said...

wow you made so many paneer recipes. And this shahi paneer looking very tempting. you are making me to go to store and buy paneer. delicious :). bus parathe hote to mein sab kha jati..

Indian Khana said...

Shahi Paneer...umm naam sun ke li dil machal utha hai! Paneer looking delicious with lovely colour.

Anonymous said...

Any dish with paneer is my favourite. Shahi paneer looks awesome.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

I love paneer at any kind of dish. Looks wonderful

Cham said...

Love the gravy :) Tasty recipe!

Uma said...

beautiful gravy. Love the name and the curry. Looks so good.

Unknown said...

looks delicious..nice entry!!

notyet100 said...

this looks so yummy,.jus need kulchas nd i am ready for dinner,..btw,.ur profilepic is nice,..:-)

jayasree said...

Gravy sounds delicious...

lubnakarim06 said...

Looks mouthwatering dear.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. This recipe is one of my favorites. I added a little kasuri methi and a spoonful of sugar at the end. yummmmm....

kanch said...
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kanch said...

came across your blog while googling for shahi panner recipe. I tried yours yesterday and It came out awesome. But I had one question. Step 2. Adding the tomato and curds. Is it O.K to add the curds to the hot onions will it not get spoilt?

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