Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Shahi Paneer (Punjabi Style)

Hi All,
      Shahi Paneer is famous recipe from Indian cuisine. It is made in thick tomato gravy including cream and whole spices. The tomato gravy is so simple and easy... It is also know as Makhani (made with makhan/butter)

I make plain Makhani gravy in which I include paneer to make Shahi Paneer, Chicken to make Butter Chicken. My son loves the gravy and it is an easy method to give him something nutritive.

Sharing my recipe with you all, which will never let you down :)

2 medium onions (roughly sliced)
1 green chilly (roughly sliced)
2 black cardamom (roughly crushed)
1" ginger (roughly chopped)
2 tbsp ghee
5-6 large tomatoes (chopped)
3/4 cup well beaten curd
2-3 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cumin powder
Salt acc. to taste
1/2 cup well beaten cream
2 cups of milk
200 gm paneer (cut into cubes)

  • Heat ghee in a kadhai. Add onions, green chilly and ginger. Mix well.
  • Add black cardamom and saute till onions become brown pink in colour.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and mix nicely. Cook the mixture covered on low flame till tomatoes become pulpy.
  • Once tomatoes become pulpy add beaten curd and cook for 3-4 mins on low flame.
  • Remove from fire. Allow the mixture to cool.
  • Once its cool down, grind it in the grinder to make fine tomato puree by adding little milk in it.
  • Strain the puree and keep it aside.
  • In the same kadhai, heat butter. Add tomato puree.
  • Mix well, add all the dry spices, sugar and tomato ketchup. Cook on low flame till the gravy becomes thick and has rich red texture...
  • If you find the gravy is very thick you can add milk otherwise skip it.
  • Add cream and paneer cubes. Mix well and cook for 1-2 mins.
  • Remove from flame.
  • Garnish with beaten cream and coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rotis.

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Sanoli Ghosh said...

Lipsmacking good shahi paneer. Creamy, rich and absolutely delicious.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Lipsmacking good shahi paneer. Creamy, rich and absolutely delicious.

Rafeeda AR said...

rich paneer gravy... looks really good...

Pooja Mittal said...

I have been looking for a paneer makhni recipe and I think I will try yours.. Easy recipe and looks perfect
Keep in touch

sangeetha pn said...

looks absolutely delicious Shruthi! :) WOW Pass me the final bowl!

divya said...

looks sooo tempting n creamy shahi paneer...

Sathya Priya said...

Oh wow what a fantastic curry ...Love it with the paneer ...

Manjula Bharath said...

wow such an mouthwatering shahi paneer :) looks very creamy and yummy !! I would love to finish them with roti !!

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks to all beautiful ladies :)

Easy Indian Recipes said...

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shobha rawal said...

Rich & awesome curry............lovely presentation.