Shahi paneer is a delicious paneer dish with a thick, smooth and creamy gravy. This is one of the popular menu items in Indian restaurants.  I love it with naan or roomali roti but it goes well with all kind of indian breads and even rice.
here is the recipe for shahi paneer- 

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  25 Minutes
Serves- 2 to 4


  • Paneer/Cottage cheese- 200 gms
  • One medium onion -roughly chopped
  • Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
  • 2 medium Tomatoes - chopped
  • Tomato paste- 1 tbsp
  • Honey- 1/2 tsp
  • Heavy cream - 1 tbspn
  • Milk- 1/4th cup
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tsp or to taste
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbspn
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp 
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to cook
  • Some water


  • Add paneer cubes to warm water and leave aside while you cook the gravy
  • Heat oil in a pan and add onions, cook till onions are light brown and start leaving oil.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, cook for a minute
  • Add  tomatoes and tomato paste
  • Now add salt,  turmeric, coriander and chilli powders, mix well
  • Cook till oil separates
  • Let it cool and blend in a blender
  • Transfer it again to the pan 
  • Add  milk and leave on medium low heat for 2 minutes. keep stirring.
  • Add cardamom powder and garam masala powder, mix well and add honey.
  • Add little water(if required)  to adjust the consistency. let it cook for another minute
  • Add heavy cream, taste the salt, add paneer cubes and switch off the heat.


  • You can totally skip onions and garlic if you want, it will still be as good.
  • I don't fry paneer for this dish but you can fry paneer before adding if you like.
  • if you don't want to use heavy cream, just add more milk.
  • Add more or less water to get your desired consistency.
sending it to Foodiefridays

Posted by sneh On Thursday, September 18, 2014 6 comments


  1. I've only had paneer once. This looks amazing! And it sounds like I have everything I need already! YAY! Thanks for sharing with #FoodieFridays!


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