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Shahi Paneer serve in a copper bowl with some rotis and salad on the side

Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer recipe is a very popular vegetarian Indian recipe made by cooking Paneer in a delicious, thick and creamy tomato based sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Keyword indianrecipe, paneer recipe, Shahipaneer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 341kcal


Ingredients for Shahi Paneer paste

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  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon butter in a pan. Add all the ingredients for the paste, except water and saute for around a minute.
  • Add water, cover the pan and allow to cook for around 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, switch off the gas and allow the mixture to reach room temperature.
  • Once the cooked ingredients reach room temperature, put everything in a grinder and make a fine paste.
  • Strain the paste with a large strainer to get a nice smooth and creamy paste.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a pan. Add chili and turmeric powder. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add shahi paneer paste, mix and cook for around 3-4 minutes. Add more water if the gravy is too thick.
  • Next, add paneer cubes and cream. Mix and cook around 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Finally, add garam masala, kasoori methi, mix and cook for another minute. Switch off the gas.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves or kasoori methi and serve hot with roti, naan or rice.


  • Use Kashmiri red chili powder as it only gives a bright red color to the dish without adding the heat.
  • Adjust the amount of butter and cream as per your liking.
  • You may also add a few strands of saffron to add more flavor and a nice color to the dish.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 828IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 1mg