My Special Shahi Paneer

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Recipe by Sharmila Nasarpuri
Recipe by Sharmila Nasarpuri

I learned this recipe years ago from my neighbor and over the years added my own variations. Hence the name:-



1. To be boiled together with one cup water:

Shahi paneer 1
Red, ripe, big tomatoes      4 chopped roughly
Carrot                                  1 chopped into small pieces
Ginger                                  1/2″ piece grated
Garlic                                    6 pods chopped
Onion.                                   1 chopped roughly

Remaining Ingredients:

Shahi paneer 2
2. Paneer                               150 gms cut into 1″ pieces
3. Onion.                                1 grated
4. Red chilly powder.              1/2 Tsp
5. Sugar.                                 1 Tsp
6. Butter.                                 1 Tbsp
7. Kasuri Methi.                       1 Tbsp
8. Oil.                                       2 Tsp
9. Fresh cream/ malai.             1 tbsp
Salt to taste


1. Boil tomatoes, carrot, ginger, garlic, and onion with one cup of water in a pressure cooker to give
two whistles.

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2. When cool, blend in a liquidizer or hand blender. Strain. Add a little water if too thick.
3. Add butter and sugar to the purée and boil till butter melts. Keep aside.

Shahi paneer 6
4. Heat oil in a pan and fry grated onion till light golden.

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5. Add red chilly powder, paneer, and Kasuri methi and sauté lightly.
6. Pour the tomato purée over this.
7. Add salt and cook till sauce thickens.
8. Decorate with smoothly beaten malai and serve hot with naan/ tandoori roti/ pulao.

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