Shahi Paneer with Cashew Nuts

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

310 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Inspired by Mughlai cuisine, Shahi Paneer is a dish with paneer and a thick gravy of cream, tomatoes, cashewnuts and spices.

Shahi Paneer is mainly eaten with roti or naan, rice and bread. If you want a less sweeter paneer dish, try out our recipes for Paneer Butter Masala 

Take a look at more Side-Dish Recipes. You may also want to try Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Pumpkin), Turkey with Mushrooms, Spleen Pepper Fry (Manneeral Fry) , Narthangai Pachadi

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  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1 - onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp - thick ginger-garlic paste
  • 3/4 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp - clove powder
  • 1/4 tsp - cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp - nutmeg powder
  • 4 tsp - tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup - tender cashew nuts
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 cup - water
  • 200 gms - paneer, cut into cubes or desired shape
  • 1- 2 tbsp - fresh cream
  • 2 tsp - chopped coriander leaves

How to Make Shahi Paneer with Cashew Nuts

  • Dilute red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in 1 tbsp of water. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add sliced onions and fry till they are golden in color on medium to low heat.
  • Add thick ginger-garlic paste to it and stir well on low heat for 2 - 3 minutes or until the raw smell goes.
  • Add diluted red chilli-coriander-turmeric powder mix to it.
  • Stir it well on low heat for 2 - 3 minutes or until it is well combined with onions and ginger - garlic paste.
  • Add clove powder, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder to it. Mix it well.
  • Add tomato puree and mix it well.
  • Add tender cashew nuts, salt and 1/2 cup of water to it.
  • Cover it with a tight lid and cook on medium to low heat for 15 minutes or until the cashew nuts are soft.
  • Add paneer pieces to it. Cover it again and cook on low to medium heat for 7 minutes or until it is done.
  • Add thick fresh cream and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves to it.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya Prakash's World