Shahi paneer is a preparation of paneer, originating from the Indian subcontinent, in a thick gravy made up of cream, tomatoes and Indian spices.

Ingredients necessary for preparation of Shahi Paneer:

  • 3 Cups Paneer (cubed)
  • 30 Gram Melon seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala
  • 2-3 Green chilies (slit)
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Black cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 Cups Tomatoes, grated
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder

Preparation of Shahi Paneer:

  • Soak the melon seeds in water and grind to a paste.
  • Heat butter in a heavy-based pan and add cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds begin to splutter, add ginger and brown very slightly.
  • Add tomatoes and saute over medium flame, till the oil separates.
  • Add the melon paste, turmeric, coriander, salt, chili powder, and garam masala and sauté over low or medium flame, till the oil separates once again.
  • Then add green chilies along with 2 cubes of crushed paneer and saute till the green chilies start looking glossy.
  • Mix in water and bring to a boil. Leave to simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add paneer cubes, simmer for about 2 minutes and serve hot, garnished with coriander.