Shahi paneer belongs to Mughlai cuisine which is especially popular in
North India. Shahi paneer literally
means royal cottage cheese. It is truly a royal dish. Indian cottage cheese in
rich cashew nut gravy makes it a delectable dish. It features on menu cards of
most North Indian restaurants and hotels.
Recipe of shahi paneer
250 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
1 cup milk
2 tbsp cashew nuts- broken
2 tsp kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves) - crushed
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp tomato sauce
A small piece of ginger
3 green chillies
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
How to make shahi paneer
1. Soak cashew pieces in milk for about 15 minutes. Grind together tomatoes, ginger and green chillies.
2. Cut paneer into 1 1/2 inch wide triangular pieces.
3. Heat oil in a pan or a kadhai. Add tomato puree and tomato sauce. Add all the spices including kasoori methi and salt. Fry till it leaves oil. In the mean time grind cashews with milk.
4. Add the cashew paste and paneer and simmer on low heat for 3-4 minutes. Serve hot shahi paneer with naan or paratha.