Shahi paneer Recipe
Cottage cheese cooked in smooth and creamy tomato curry
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Cottage cheese / Paneer
Cashew pieces/ Kaju Tukda
Tomatoes / Tamatar
Bottle Gourd / Lauki
kashmiri chili powder
Red chili powder
Ginger / Adrak
Cardamom Powder / Elaichi Powder
Garam Masala Powder
Sugar / Chini
Dried Fenugreek / Kasoori Methi
Ghee or oil-1 t.s
Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
Black Cardamom / Badi Elaichi
Cloves / Lavang
Cut paneer into medium thick pieces and dip in lukeworm water and keep aside
Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan and add cumin ,grated ginger ,and the whole spices
When seeds start crackling add the cashew pieces and the grated bottle gourd and saute .
Cover the pan and simmer till bottle gourd become soft.
Now add the chopped tomatoes and salt, cover and cook till tomatoes become soft.
Remove the whole spices from the cooked tomatoes and let the mixture come to room temperature.
Grind the mixture to make a smooth puree and then strain it through a sieve
Heat 3 tbsp ghee or butter in a pan and add 1 tbsp kashmiri chili powder and then add the tomato puree.
Cook for a minute then add 3 tbsp whisked curd and stir to mix.
After a minute add 1/4 cup fresh fenugreek or 1 tbsp kasoori methi , 1 tsp red chili powder and cover and simmer for a minute.
Add 1 tbsp sugar and 3/4 cup fresh cream , 1/3 tsp cardamom powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala and mix well.
Now add paneer pieces in the curry and mix well. cover the pan and simmer for 2 minutes.
Garnish with some kasoori methi and delicious creamy Shahi paneer is ready to serve.
Enjoy it with paratha, naan or jeera rice
You can either use 175 ml evaporated milk or fresh cream or 1/2 cup beaten malai