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Shahi Paneer

Posted on2 Years ago

The best Punjabi shahi paneer recipe! Delicious flavour, aromatic, rich, creamy, and restaurant-style paneer gravy. It will surely become your new favourite paneer dish at home!


Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time30 mins

Course:Main Course/ curry

Cuisine: North Indian

Servings: 4 Servings


for onion tomato puree:

  • 1 tbsp butter/ghee
  • 2 small cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 2 tomato chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt

for curry:

  • 1 tbsp butter/ghee
  • ½ tsp shahi jeera
  • 1 bay  leaf
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ cup cream / malai
  • 15 cubes paneer
  • few threads saffron / kesar
  • ½ tsp kasuri methi crushed
  • ¼ tsp garam masala


  • Firstly, in a kadai heat 1 tbsp butter and saute cardamom, cinnamon, black cardamom and  cloves.
  • now add onion, garlic and ginger.
  • saute slightly until onion softens.
  • further, add  tomatoes and saute slightly.
  • also, add 1 cup water and 1 tsp salt. mix well.
  • cover and boil for 20 minutes or until it softens completely.
  • cool completely and transfer to a blender. blend to smooth paste without adding any water.
  • sieve the puree making sure the puree is smooth and silky. keep aside.
  • in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp butter and saute ½ tsp shahi jeera and bay leaf.
  • keeping flame on low add turmeric and chilli powder.
  • saute slightly until the spices turn aromatic.
  • add in the prepared tomato-onion puree and mix well.
  • further, add ¼ cup cream and mix until everything is well combined.
  • add in paneer, few threads saffron and mix well.
  • cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until flavours are absorbed well.
  • now add kasuri methi and tsp garam masala. mix well.
  • Finally, enjoy a shahi paneer dish with roti or garlic naan.

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