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Shahi-Paneer Recipe

How to make delicious Shahi Paneer at home.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Deeksha


  • 200 gram Fresh Paneer (Cheese)
  • 7-8 Onions
  • 2 Chopped Tomato
  • 1 cup Cream (Fresh Malai)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1-2 Chopped Green Chilli
  • ½ Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Cardamom (elaichi)
  • 2 Cloves
  • ½ tbsp Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • ½ tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dhania Powder (Coriander powder)
  • ½ tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt (as required)
  • Fresh Coriander leaves
  • Some dry fruits for garnishing
  • Vegetable Oil


  • Firstly, Cut the dices of Cheese (Fresh Paneer) and shallow fry it until it changes the color into golden brown.
  • Then, add ½ cinnamon stick and 1 cardamom (elaichi), ½ tbsp of cumin seeds in the same pan, where the paneer is fried.
  • Now, add 1 cup of sliced onion in the pan. Mix it well.
  • When onions change the color into golden brown then drain cooked onion in the separate bowl.
  • Grind it, with the help of a blender, and make a smooth paste.
  • Then add 1 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste, 1 chopped green chilli and ½ cup of roughly chopped onions in the pan.
  • Mix it well, now add 1 chopped Tomato or you can also add ½ cup of tomato puree in place it.
  • When Tomatoes are perfectly cooked then add grinned onions paste in the pan.
  • Mix it for 2-3 minutes, then add ½ tbsp of red chilli powder (deggi mirch) and 1 tbsp of dhania powder (coriander powder).
  • Mix it very well, then add 1 cup of fresh cream.
  • Add fresh coriander leaves into it.
  • Then add ½ tbsp of turmeric powder and salt (as per taste).
  • Add some dry fruits, here I am using cashew (Kaju) and raisin (kishmish). These dry fruits give a crunch and little sweetness in it.
  • Lastly, add shallow fried paneer (cheese) in the pan. Give it a good mix.
  • Leave the pan on a low-medium flame for 7-8 minutes.
  • Delicious Shahi Paneer is now ready to serve with chapati (roti), naan, laccha parantha whatever you like with this Shahi Paneer Recipe.