March 9, 2011

Shahi paneer

Fresh paneer                       200gm or 1/2lb
onion                                    1 medium size
ginger                                   1/4 inch size
garlic                                     3-4 small pieces
tomato                                   1 big size
turmeric powder                  1/2tsp
coriander powder                1/2tsp
chilli powder                         1/2tsp
garam masala                       1/2tsp
cumin seeds                           1tsp
fenugreek leaves or
dry kasoori methi                  1tsp
raisin or dry fruits                handful
whipping cream                    1-2tsp
sugar                                       1/2tsp
oil or butter                            1-2tsp  
salt acc. to taste
coriander chopped for garnishing


  • Heat a pan on medium. Pour oil and add cumin, ginger chopped , garlic roughly chopped , cook for few sec.
  • Add roughly chopped onion , cook until become light brown then add tomato( in big pieces, no need to chop finely as we will grind it later.)
  • Add 1cup water and let it cook for few minutes .
  • Switch of the burner and let it cool.
  • Grind the whole mixture to a fine paste.
  • Heat another pan , put some butter and pour the grinded mixture .
  • Add all spices , salt, kasoori methi  and raisins.( can add kaju or cashew nut also)
  • Cook it on medium  for few minutes and add cream, sugar and paneer cubes.( no need to fry the paneer if it is fresh )
  • Let it cook for another few sec. and switch the burner off and cover it.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with chappati , naan or tandoori roti and rice. ENJOY!!

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