- Paneer 200 grams
- Medium onions 2
- Ginger an inch
- Garlic 3-4 pieces
- Green chillies 2
- White pepper powder 1/2 tsp.
- Red chilli powder 1 tsp.
- Turmeric Powder 3/4 tsp.
- Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp.
- Cream 3-4 tbsp.
- Dry fruits (cashew nuts, raisins, makhane) 1/4 cup
- Milk 1/2 cup
- Vegetable oil 8-10 tbsp.
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a pan/kadhai.
- Cut paneer into small cubes. Fry over medium heat until light brown. Turn pieces while frying. Be very careful as it splatters.
- Keep the paneer pieces aside.
- Saute the dry fruits in a tbsp. of oil.
- Grind onion, ginger, garlic, green chilli in a blender and make a fine paste.
- Fry the mixture in the remaining oil until golden brown and oil starts separating.
- Add salt, red chilli powder, white pepper, turmeric powder, garam masala. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
- Add milk to make the gravy. Bring the gravy to boil. Reduce the heat and cook until the gravy becomes thick.
- Put a portion of the dry fruits in the gravy while it is being cooked. This adds flavour to the dish. Keep the rest of dry fruits for decorating.
- Finally add paneer pieces and 1 tbsp cream. Heat for 5 minutes.
Shahi paneer is ready to serve. Decorate with cream and dry fruits. Coriander leaves are optional.