Shahi Paneer(Mughlai Cusine)

Shahi Paneer  is a famous Indian  mughlai curry. It is royal, mild spicy curry with  velvety texture. Paneer(cottage cheese) is cooked in rich nuts, onion, yogurt base creamy gravy and  flavored with green cardamom &spices. Soft creamy paneer tests great with roti/naan/rumali roti.


  • Paneer(homemade) – 200 grams
  • Hung curd-1/2 cup
  • Cashew nut – 6 to 7
  • Onion -1/2 cup cubed
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Cumin seed – 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder-1 tsp
  • Green chili – 2 slit
  •  Whole black paper –  1tsp
  •  Whole green cardamom-2-3
  • Bay leaf-1-2
  • Clove-1-2
  • Cinnamon-1 stick
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp ,to taste
  • Cooking oil – 3 tbs
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Kasuri methi(fenugreek leaves)-2 tsp( optional)


Step 1 – Take  one cup water in a saucepan and add cashew nut,chopped onion then boil it for 10-12 minutes till mixture gets soften. Switch off flame and cool it aside.

Step 2 – In grinder take cooked  onion make fine paste,keep aside.

Step 3 -In nonstick pan  heat little  oil and   saute paneer cube.put saute paneer cube in 3 cup water,keep aside.(This step it optional)

Step 4 – In other nonstick pan heat 2 tbsp oil,add cumin seed,cloves,green cardamom,bay leaf,cinnamon and saute till fragrant.  add green chili, boiled onion paste and cook 2-3minutes cook in low flame . add ginger garlic paste saute it 1 minute.

Step 5 – Add hung curd mix it well,cook 1 minutes and add red chili powder,garam masala,dry fenugreek leaves,salt and paneer cubes mix it cook 30 second,and remove from heat garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Serve with Roti/Naan!!!


  • You can add1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup cream and replace hungcurd. Hungcurd is healthy option  so I  choose it.
  • Boiled onion paste cook in low flame  so it will not turn brown and testes  will  be perfect.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Great and so well presented.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, it’s my pleasure!!!


  2. This sounds and looks YUM! 😋

    Liked by 1 person

  3. skd says:

    Looks so tempting 😋

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