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Plain Shahi Paneer Recipe

Plain Shahi Paneer is a popular Indian Side Dish
Author :
On :
Friday, 26 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 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:

    1. Grate the paneer. Keep it aside.
    2. Saute the onion and grind it in mixer along with ginger-garlic paste into a smooth paste.
    3. Puree the tomato (boil tomato in water then remove the skin and grind ).
    4. Add butter in a pan, add jeera and the bay leaf.
    5. Then add the onion paste and saute for 5 minutes.
    6. Once done, add the tomato puree, cashewnut paste, boiling milk and all the masalas let it simmer for 6-7 minutes.
    7. 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.
    8. Garnish with the remaining paneer, dhaniya and malai before serving.


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