Shahi Paneer

Ever since i saw this recipe in Aipi's blog,have been cooking this regularly.Paneer is my daughter's new found favorite and this was perfect dish .A very quick and delicious side dish.I have tweaked the recipe a little. Instead of cooking the onions in water i have sauteed it in oil.Rest is the same.


Paneer 200 gms(cut into small cubes)

Cashew 1/2 cup

Milk 1/2 cup

onion 4-5 medium sized

Green chillies 2

Garlic 2-3 pods

Ginger 1/2 ' piece

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Garam masala powder 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp

Sugar 1/4 tsp

oil 3 tbsp

Salt to taste

Coriander 2 tbsp to garnish

The original recipe is HERE

Soak the cashew in milk(preferably warm ) for 20 minutes

Grind it into a smooth paste and keep aside

Slice the onions into thin slices.

Heat 2 tsp oil in the pan and saute the onions with the garlic till the onion becomes transparent.

Grind this onion , garlic with the green chillies and ginger into a smooth paste.

Now heat 1 tbsp of oil in the pan and add the cumin seeds.Saute for a second and add the ground onion paste and saute for 3-4 minutes.

Now to this add the ground cashew milk mixture and cook for further 5 minutes in medium flame.

Sprinkle the coriander powder and garam masala to this and mix well. Add salt and sugar.

Now add the cut paneer pieces and 1/4 cup water, cover it and cook for 10 minutes in a very low flame.

Garnish with coriander and serve warm with any flavored rice. I served it with cumin rice as per Aipi's suggestion

Thank you Aipi, loved this combo

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