Shahi Paneer

Hey guys! The recipe I am posting today is very creamy and tasty curry/subji recipe. You can serve this as a main course for lunch or dinner with naan/paratha/roti/kulcha. It is very rich in flavors and can be made with easily available ingredients at home. The technique is quite simple. So lets get cooking..

  • Ingredients:
  • Paneer/Cottage Cheese – 250 grams
  • Onions – 5 medium
  • Tomato – 1 medium
  • Garlic cloves – 5 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Kaju/Cashew – 5-6 pieces
  • Almonds/Badam – 3-4 pieces
  • Walnuts – 2 pices
  • Saunf/Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Watermelon seeds/Magaj seeds – 2 tsp
  • Green chilly – 1 piece
  • Onion (diced) – 1 medium
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – 2 tsp
  • Hing/Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  • Tej patta/Bay leaf – 1 piece
  • Tej/Cinnamon – 1 inch
  • Laving/Clove – 2-3 pieces
  • Cream/Malai – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Cheese (grated) – 1/4 cup
  • Elaichi powder/Green Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin & Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves (finely chopped) – 1/4 cup
  • Kesar stands – a few
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water as required


1) Chop the paneer in desired shape. Soak the kaju, badam, walnut, magaj seeds and saunf in lukewarm water for atleast an hour.

2) Boil the onions (except the one diced onion), tomato, ginger, garlic and green chilly till onions turn transparent. Once done strain and keep aside.

3) Make a paste of the soaked kaju, badam, walnut, magaj seeds and saunf and make a puree of the boiled onion mixture as stated in line 2 above.

4) In a wok take oil and ghee and let it become warm. Now add the diced onion hing, laving, cinnamon and bay leaf and saute for few seconds. To this add the onion puree as prepared. To this puree add the cumin & coriander powder and garam masala powder and mix it well.

5) Let the puree cook for 2-3 minutes till it leaves oil. Now add the cashew paste, milk, crea/malai, cheese, elaichi powder, sugar and salt and mix it all well.

6) You can add some water if required to adjust the consistency of the gravy. Finally add the kesar strands, kasuri methi, paneer and cover and let it cook for few seconds on low flame. Finally garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla in collaboration with Mads’ Cookhouse.

21 responses to “Shahi Paneer”

  1. Wow superrrrrr rich gravy sabzi..👌👌😋😋


  2. As the name of the dish is Shahi Paneer and so the list of Shahi ingredients is bit long.😉 Paneer is my daughter favorite and I am always eager to learn all paneer recipe. Looks tempting. Bookmarking ❤


  3. I love Shahi Paneer and its the perfect way to indulge and celebrate. My recipe is slightly different from yours, mainly I don’t put cheese in it. Maybe next time I can grate it on top for garnish!


  4. Paneer is a favorite in my household and your recipe looks delicious and drooling. Will try it for sure.


  5. The look is so shahi types can’t really explain hiw tempting it is to me at this very moment.


  6. That is one rich gravy and looks to tempting. Love the color. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Never tried adding cheese. Which one did you use?


    1. I used amul cheese cubes (processed).

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  7. If I have to pick only one paneer dish , I would go for Shahi Paneer. This recipe is perfect for my weekend try something new recipe and I am going to try it today evening. Thanks for this amazing mouth watering recipe.


  8. Shahi paneer with a unique twist.Wow…paste of dry fruits must be making the gravy really rich. Loved the recipe, Shail. Its amazing.


  9. Shahi Paneer is my favorites. But whenever I cooked it turned out to not be so creamy that I ended up cooking it again . But, your receive has given me that assuring and this time I will succeed for sure.


  10. Kaveri Chhetri Avatar
    Kaveri Chhetri

    I haven’t specifically made shahi paneer before, but I do make something that falls between this recipe and paneer butter masala 🤪. But I will try this one n follow it to the T cuz adding saunf n walnuts is a new thing for me. Thanks for this Shail.


  11. The first glance at the dish pic… and my heart said ” Kash agar 2 garam roti mil jaye khane ma maza a jayega” It looks real tempting and I am confident that it tastes yummy too. The recipe is simple and I am sure we all will love to try this out at home if paneer is something we love. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  12. I haven’t eaten shahi paneer since ages. And now, that you have shared the recipe, I feel like making it.


  13. Looking like such a tasty dish! Appreciate you sharing this recipe! The ingredients seems to be easy to find and therefore worth the try!


  14. Out of all Indian non veg dishes, the one I enjoy most is a good Shahi paneer. Thanks for sharing this recipe, will try my hand at it!


    1. Thanks but this is purely vegetarian dish…☺️☺️


  15. shahi paneer is a wonderful dish that’s loved by many, and at my place my kids can enjoy it daily. Thank you for sharing your recipe and your experience with us. It’s indeed a delicious and nutritious dish that’s perfect for both kids and adults alike.


  16. This is the paneer dish I loved growing up and it’s my most favourite till date. Your pictures are mouth watering! My husband although prefers kadhai paneer more so there is always a clash!


  17. Rich , tasty and easy panner recipes are always a go to thank you sharing have saved this to try one day. Yummy 😋 😋 😋


  18. While I love panner iam not very fond of dryfruits in the gravy. That is why I have never attempted it before nor bothered with the recipe. But thank you….I will look at some variations now that I have all the ingredients. Maybe delete a few things and try it.


  19. That shahi paneer is truly shahi. We don’t add cheese to the gravy. I will surely try it next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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I am a lawyer by profession but cooking has been my passion and hence my journey began as a home cook. I have been working with vegetarian recipes and post my recipes using simple ingredients and easy methods to follow.


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