shahi paneer

How to make Restaurant style Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer is a creamy and delicious vegetarian curry!

How to make Restaurant style Shahi Paneer

Difficulty:IntermediatePrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 20 minutesTotal time: 30 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:300 kcal


Shahi Panner is a Shahi or “Royal” preparation with tomatoes, cashew nuts, and cream. This curry has a beautiful mild flavor with a silky smooth gravy which makes it one of the most popular vegetarian dishes ordered in restaurants. Let’s make Shahi paneer in your kitchen!



  1. Add 1 tablespoon oil to a pan set on medium heat
  2. Add whole garam masala and stir fry for approximately one minute or till aromatic
  3. Add onions, ginger, garlic and stir fry till the onions turn translucent. This should approximately take one minute
  4. Add tomatoes, sprinkle some salt and add cashew nuts
  5. Give it a quick stir, place the lid on and cook till the tomatoes turn mushy. This should approximately take five minutes Transfer everything to a blender jar, cool it down and blend it thoroughly
  6. If the paste is smooth enough proceed to the next step if not, strain the paste to make the gravy smoother
  7. Rinse out the jar with half a cup of water and add it in. Mix well and set it aside
  8. Add butter to a pan set on low heat
  9. Once the butter melts, add Kashmiri red chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well.This gives the gravy a nice color
  10. Add the tomato paste in
  11. Beat yogurt until smooth and add that in Add coriander powder and mix well
  12. Add salt to taste and add some sugar if the tomatoes are very tart
  13. Add Paneer pieces, place the lid on and let the gravy simmer for approximately three minutes
  14. Crush Kasuri methi leaves in between your palms and add it in
  15. Add green cardamom powder and stir well turn off the heat and add heavy cream


  • This curry tastes good with roti or rice!
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