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Shahi Paneer

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Shahi Paneer is a rich Mughlai curry. Try this recipe and you will never go to restuarant again to enjoy this.

Serves – 2
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 25 mins


  • Paneer (Cubes ) – 1 Cup
  • Cashew nuts – 3 Tbsp
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Cloves – 2 no
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Cardamom – 1
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 inch piece.
  • Green chillies – to taste
  • Onion (chopped) – 1 cup
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder – to taste
  • Milk – 1 Cup
  • Sugar – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Dry Fenugreek Leaves – 1 tsp

Procedure :
In a pan heat 2 tsp of oil when it is hot add paneer and fry till golden in color. Then remove paneer from pan and set them aside. In the same pan add cashew nuts and fry till they are nice and golden. Remove them and set aside.
Add again 1 Tbsp oil in the same pan, fry cloves, cumin seeds, green cardamom, cinnamon for 30 secs. Then add green chillies fry for 30 secs. Add in the onion and pinch of salt mix well and cover to cook till the onion is nice and soft but still white. (take care not to brown the onion.
Blend all the roasted ingredients except paneer till you get a smooth paste. Add in the paste into the pan followed by pepper powder, coriander powder and cook for 5 mins.
Add sugar, salt, fenugreek leaves, milk and paneer. Bring it to a boil and turn off the heat. Serve with roti, nan, paratha or any indian Bread.

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