Shahi Paneer


Making time: 45 minutes.
Makes for: 6
Shelf life: best fresh.

Ingredients:

  1. 250 gms. paneer (cottge cheese)
  2. 3 tbsp. ghee or butter
  3. 1 onion chopped into strips
  4. 1/2″ piece ginger chopped fine
  5. 2 green chillies chopped fine
  6. 4 tomatoes chopped fine
  7. 2 cardamoms crushed
  8. 1/4 cup beaten curd
  9. 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
  10. 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  11. salt to taste
  12. 1/2 cup milk
  13. 2 tbsp. tomato sauce

To garnish:

  • 2 tbsp. grated paneer
  • 1 tbsp. chopped coriander

Method:

  • Chop the paneer into 2″ fingers.
  • Heat half the ghee. Add onion,ginger, green chilli and cardamom. Fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and cook for 7-8 minutes, covered.
  • Add curd and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and cool.
  • Blend in a mixie till smooth.
  • Heat remaining ghee, add gravy and other ingredients except milk and paneer.
  • Boil to get a very thick gravy.
  • Just before serving, heat gravy, add milk and paneer fingers and boil for 3-4 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and grated paneer.