9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Shahi Paneer–Paneer in Cashew based Sauce

Monday, March 25, 2013

Shahi Paneer–Paneer in Cashew based Sauce

Shahi Paneer is a rich and creamy side dish that tastes best when served hot. This is a great accompany to Naan, Chapatti, Roti or rice dishes. Shahi means royal and this dish comes with lot of richness and creaminess. Richness can be reduced if milk is substituted for cream. I have used cashews for the gravy, but you could also use almonds or a combination of almonds and cashew.
Shahi Paneer - IMG_1014
Ingredients
Paneer cut into Cubes – 1 lb.
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tea spoon
Cardamom – 2 (crushed)
Cumin Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Fennel Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
Bay leaves – 1
Poppy Seeds / Kasa Kasa – ½ tea spoon
Cloves - 3
Coriander Powder – 2 tea spoon
Saffron – 10 strands
Milk – 1 ½ cup
Grated Paneer – ½ cup
Coriander Leaves – ½ cup
Salt – 1 ½ tea spoon
Ghee or Butter – 2 table spoon
Onion – ½ cup (cut into 1 ½ inch cubes)
Onion – ½ cup (minced)
Tomato – 2 medium sized (cut into big pieces)
Ginger – 1 tea spoon (grated)
Garlic – 4 cloves
Green chili - 3
Cashew – 15 pieces + 2 table spoon
Cream – ¼ cup
Shahi Paneer - IMG_1003
Method
Heat ghee in a pan and add the cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cardamom, and 15 pieces cashew
Once they are well roasted, add garlic, ginger, green chili
Once they are well done, add the cubed onion and add the tomatoes when the onions are brown
Remove from heat and transfer to a blender or mixer when heat is little reduced.
Blend or grind it when the above is cool and set it aside
Heat ghee in a pan, add bay leaves, Cloves, Cinnamon and cashew and fry till the cashew turns brown
Add the shredded onions and cook till well done and add the above blended gravy
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder and garam masala
Add milk instead of water to dilute it and bring it to a boil
Reduce heat and add more milk and cook in slow flame
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C
Bake the paneer for 7 minutes or until golden in all sides and add it to the shahi paneer. Alternately you can also shallow fry the paneer in a tawa.
Add cream and allow it to come to a simmer. Make sure to stir to avoid the cream getting curdled.
Add milk to saffron and add it to the gravy once it is well mixed.
Mix it well and remove from heat.
Add coriander seeds to garnish
Add the grated paneer and now it is ready to be served.
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24 comments :

  1. Looks so delicious!! I love paneer!!
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  2. That's an awesome looking gravy.. Very rich & tempting !!

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  3. looks delicious...perfect combo for roti...

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  4. This must be finger licking good with fennel seeds and cashew paste....

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  5. super combo for rotis... u r on a paneer spree, Soumya. and am loving it !

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  6. sinful Soumya, but beautiful and appetizing

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  7. wow.. look so yumm
    Thanks for linking with my event

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  8. Creamy and delicious shahi paneer..yum..

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  9. Very rich and flavourful dish..Who can resist to this eye pleasing dish,a prefect side dish for naans.

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  10. The curry looks really nice. Its really Shahi :-)

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  11. calorie loaded 'shahi' paneer..perfect for parties.

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  12. Love the creamy gravy. Looks yummy!

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  13. wow it makes me hungry now.. delicious..

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  14. Your recipes are wonderful.....Thank you for participating

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  15. Hi! Your shahi paneer recipe was nominated as one of the "Best Shahi Paneer Recipes on the Net". To vote for it, please visit http://easyindianrecipes.org/side-dish-recipes/best-shahi-paneer-recipes-on-the-net-vote-for-your-favorite/ - your recipe is positioned at #195 (random order).

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