Monday, April 2, 2012

Shahi Paneer/ Cottage Cheese in Creamy Cashewnut Gravy

This dish takes me back to the memories of my school dayzzz… when during summer vacations almost everyday we use order lunch from nearby restaurant and SHAHI PANEER was a must…  yes it can be easily made at home also, every one has a different versions of it but I like this one as it taste exactly like we use get from that restaurant…

This quantity will serve 5-6 ppl….



Cottage Cheese: 300 Gms
Onions: 2 Medium
Tomatoes: 3 Medium
Garlic: 3-4 Cloves
Ginger: 1/2 Inch
Milk: 3/4 Cup
Cashewnuts: 15-20 Piece
Water: as required
Oil: 2-3 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 Tsp
Salt: to taste
Red Chilly Powder: to taste
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 Tsp
Coriander Powder: 2 Tbsp
Garam Masala: 1/2 Tsp
Karoori Methi: 1 Tbsp


  • Soak cashewnuts in warm milk for 15-20 mins then grind it to a fine paste and meanwhile work on other ingredients of  gravy.


  • Roughly chop onion, tomatoes, ginger & garlic.
  • Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds when it crackles add ginger & garlic fry for few seconds.
  • Add onion and cook till it turns brown, add tomatoes and cook for 30 secs.


  • Add the dry spices and cook till oil separates add little water if required.


  • Let it cool down then grind it to a paste.
  • Again heat oil in the pan,add the onion tomato paste, 1/2 cup water, sugar & cook covered till oil separates.
  • Add the cashewnut paste, simmer on slow flame for 4-5 mins.


  • Add diced cottage cheese then check seasoning and adjust if required
  • Simmer for 2-3 mins more and serve hot with naan, chapati or parantha…

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