Shahi paneer/ Cottage cheese in tomato-dry fruit gravy

Cottage cheese or what we Indians call ‘paneer’ , is cooked in innumerable ways. Every region, household adds it’s own touch to this. It is ‘shahi’ – meaning Royal 🙂

A must for every vegetarian household 🙂 It is considered the vegetarian chicken 😉 😀

Shahi paneer was part of my Independence Day platter.

Today i have cooked this in a tomato based gravy.

shahi paneer

Here’s what i did………..


250 gms – cottage cheese (cubed)

1 cup – tomato puree (blanched, peeled and pureed)

1 tbsp – onion paste

1 tsp – ginger – garlic paste

1 tsp – kashmiri red chili powder

2 nos – green chili (slit from the centre)

1 tbsp – cashew nut paste

1 tbsp – fresh cream

1/4 tsp – coriander powder

1/4 tsp – tumeric powder

1/4 tsp – garam masala (Indian all spice powder)

1 tsp – sugar

1 nos – bay leaf

2 nos – cardamom

salt to taste


Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan. temper with bay leaf and cardamom and add the onion paste. Once translucent add the ginger- garlic paste and fry for 1 min. Add the tomato puree and some salt. Cook for 2 -3 mins and add the dry spices and sugar, chili and cook on a low flame for another 3 -4 mins. Once the oil releases add the cashew nut paste and cook for a min. Add 1 1/2 cup of water and check for salt. Bring it boil and lower the flame. Once the gravy starts thickening, add the cottage cheese cubes. Cook for 4-5 mins, add the cream and take it off fire.  Garnish with some more fresh cream before serving.

Happy cooking !!! 🙂

Cheers !!! 😀


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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8 Responses to Shahi paneer/ Cottage cheese in tomato-dry fruit gravy

  1. Pingback: Independence day platter | acbistro

  2. Amazing platter:-) shahi paneer omg I am drooling here Andy

  3. Shahi paneer looks rich and delicious Andy. …

  4. cafegarima says:

    Wow! Look at that rich tomatoey gravy! Restaurant beating dish! ❤

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