Shahi Paneer


Shahi Paneer


Cuisine Style: North India | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Type: Gravy | Take With: Roti,Chapati,Paratha,Naan,Rice

Ingredients

  • Paneer [About 1 inch sliced & fried] - 300 grams
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Cloves - 3
  • Peppercorns - 5 to 6
  • Cinnamon stick (½ inch)
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Green chilli - 2 or 3 nos
  • Ginger & garlic paste - 1 tbsp each
  • Onion paste - 1/2 cup [finally chopped and sauté and make paste]
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tbsp
  • Kasoori methi powder - 1 ½ tbsp [optional]
  • Saffron - a pinch [optional]
  • Chopped coriander leaves - ¼ cup
  • Tomato puree - 1 cup
  • Green cardamom powder - 1 tbsp
  • Fresh cream - ½ cup
  • Nutmeg powder - a pinch [optional]
  • Curd - 1 cup

Preparation

  • Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, peppercorn, cinnamon stick, bay leaves one by one then sauté gently. Then add green chilli and fry for some time.
  • Add onion paste, ginger & garlic paste & stir well. Turn off flame. Filter this into an another bowl
  • Heat a other pan and put oil and butter. Add filtered onion gravy. Sauté gently for sometime. Then add tomato paste & mix well.
  • Add red chili powder, garam masala powder. Stir well. Then add curd & mix well.
  • Add fried paneer, kasoori methi powder, saffron, a pinch of nutmeg powder and stir well.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves, fresh cream. Stir gently and turn off the flame
  • Transfer this gravy to a bowl. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and fried paneer, butter on top

Note

  • Without tomato puree, nutmeg and saffron can also be prepared
  • Adding peppercorn powder improves the taste

Tip

  • You can use fresh paneer instead of fried paneer

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