Plain Shahi Paneer

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 200 g - paneer
  • For masala:
  • 2 - onions
  • 2 - tomatoes
  • Ginger / garlic (as per your taste)
  • 2 tbsp - garam masala
  • 2 tbsp - butter
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup - boiled milk
  • Jeera powder
  • Dhaniya powder
  • Fenugreek powder (a couple of pinches)
  • Chilli powder
  • malai - 2 tabs (optional)
  • 6 - cashew nuts in hot water (make a paste)
  • salt to taste
  • For seasoning:
  • Shahi jeera
  • 1-2 - bay leaves

How to Make Plain Shahi Paneer

  • Grate the paneer. Keep it aside.
  • Saute the onion and grind it in mixer along with ginger-garlic paste into a smooth paste.
  • Puree the tomato (boil tomato in water then remove the skin and grind ).
  • Add butter in a pan, add jeera and the bay leaf.
  • Then add the onion paste and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Once done, add the tomato puree, cashewnut paste, boiling milk and all the masalas let it simmer for 6-7 minutes.
  • When oil floats to the top, add in the grated paneer (keep a little for garnish in the end) and keep in sim for 5 more minutes.
  • Garnish with the remaining paneer, dhaniya and malai before serving.