Shahi Paneer

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  • Cooking oil 3-4 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) sliced 2 large
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) 2 large
  • Pani (Water) 1/4 Cup or as required
  • Cooking oil 3-4 tbs
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 2
  • Darchini (Cinnamon stick) 1
  • Tez paat (Bay leaf) 1
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) ½ tbs
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Kahmiri lal mirch (Kashmiri red chili) powder ½ tsp
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) ½ tsp
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Baisan (Gram flour) roasted 2 tbs
  • Kaju powder (Cashew powder) 1 tbs
  • Chicken powder 1 tsp
  • Kasuri meethi (Dried fenugreek leaves) 1 tsp
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs
  • Pani (Water) 1 Cup or as required
  • Paneer (Cottage cheese) cubes 1 & ½ Cups
  • Cream 2 tbs (optional)
  • Kasuri meethi (Dried fenugreek leaves)
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped


In wok,add cooking oil,onion and sauté until translucent.

Add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are soft.

In chopper,add onion+tomato mixture and water,blend to make a puree & set aside.

In wok,add cooking oil,green cardamom,cinnamon stick,bay leaf and mix.

Add ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Add red chili powder and mix well.

Now add pureed tomatoes & onion,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add turmeric powder,salt,kashmiri red chili powder,coriander powder,cumin powder,garam masala powder,gram flour,cashew powder,chicken powder,mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add dried fenugreek leaves,fresh coriander and mix well.

Add water,mix well and bring it to boil,cover and cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes.

Add cottage cheese cubes and mix gently.

Cover and cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes.

Turn off the flame,add cream and mix well.

Turn on the flame and cook for 2 minutes.

Add dried fenugreek leaves,fresh coriander & serve!

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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