Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer


"When we were kids, whenever my parents went out to an adults only party, my mother used to ask us what we wanted for dinner at home. 99% of the time, our choice was pooris and shahi paneer. My mother was always nice enough to oblige. Here is the recipe. It is quite rich and hence a nice treat."


35 m servings 227 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.2g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the onions are soft and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder over the onion and garlic; continue cooking until the seasonings are fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Pour the pureed tomatoes into the skillet; cook until the excess liquid evaporates and the oil separates, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the paneer, water, sugar, and salt to the mixture; stir gently so the paneer does not break apart. Cook until the paneer begins to absorb some of the liquid, about 10 minutes. Stir the cream into the mixture and simmer another 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro to serve.
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  1. 41 Ratings


Delicious, easy, I'll make it again!

This was delicious! Very east to make (homemade paneer is easy to make, too!). The only thing keeping it from being 5 stars is that the spice level here is very very mild. I would at least do...

This was good, I definitely ate all of it within a two day span. I did give some to a friend and sister, and they LOVED IT. I made some modifications: I used a can of crushed tomatoes instead o...

My whole family loves Indian food and we eat at various Indian restaurants frequently. My son finally got the courage to try his favorite dish, shahi paneer, at home. This recipe was good, but n...

This was really good. I used diced tomatoes and 1/2 can (about 7 ounces) of tomato sauce instead of the tomatoes (no pureeing) and used 1/2 Half and Half and 1/2 evaporated skim milk instead of ...

I've been trying to find this recipe that actually tasted right. This is the closest I've come! It was excellent! I added 1/2 t. garam masala, 1/4 c. chicken broth, peas, and some crushed red...

Very tasty dish. I made this with homemade paneer (Rasgullas recipe), but you need about 2l milk to prepare paneer. I served this with rice, everyone liked.

Great recipe...I just added a few veggies to my dish....

Made this tonight, quick, yet still holds authentic flavour, will make again for sure. Only change was the use of pureed tomatoes instead of fresh.