Thursday, March 17, 2011

Easy to Prepare Indian Shahi Paneer Recipe

Indian Shahi paneer is a preparation of paneer, cream, tomatoes and spices. Thick, creamy and spicy, it is a mainstay of Indian cuisine. Shahi Paneer is immensely popular, especially in North India. It is typically eaten with Roti, Chappati or other Indian breads. Paneer is the Indian word for cottage cheese, and Shahi is the Indo-Persian term for royal.  Similar dishes include Paneer Butter Masala and Kadai Paneer.

  • 250g Paneer/Cottage Cheese (cut into large cubes)
  • 3 chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 10 Cashew Nuts (cut into small pieces)
  • 1½ tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Chili Paste
  • 1 tsp Tomato Paste
  • Sprinkle of Salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Power
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Power
  • Oil (to fry)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped Coriander (to garnish)

How to make:
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large saucepan and fry onion, until soft
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and chili paste. Mix and fry until brown
  • Add tomatoes and fry for another 6-8 minutes
  • Remove from heat and bring down to room temperature. Put into a blender, along with a cup of water and tomato paste (Grind into a puree) 
  • Transfer back into the saucepan and bring to a low heat
  • Fry paneer (cottage cheese) in hot oil until it is soft and then remove. Do not let it turn brown
  • Add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well
  • Add cashew nuts. Stir and cook over low heat for 5 minutes, till gravy turns thick

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve
Indian Shahi paneer is serve best with rice or naan

1 comment:

  1. I'm curious to try Paneer, I have seen recipes with it. It looks yummy.