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Shahi Paneer

Spicy Paneer dish

Recipe by Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

This recipe is dedicated my mom in law. She handed over this family recipe to me. I hope I am justifying this. It is yummy you must try this. Your family will ask for more so make sure you make plenty to serve all hungry audiences :)

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 250 gm. Indian cottage cheese / Paneer
    • 2 finely chopped Onion
    • 1 tsp. minced ginger
    • 1 Diced Tomato can
    • 3 half hut green chilies
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 tsp. red chili powder
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1/2 cup Half n Half or cream


    1. Cut cottage cheese/ paneer in 1 inch cubes and keep it aside.
    2. Now take a non stick pan and add onion and ginger to it.
    3. While onions are cooking puree you diced tomatoes in the chopper.
    4. When onions turn golden brown add tomato puree.
    5. Now cook the mixture till 5 minutes.
    6. Add Salt, Red chili powder and Turmeric and green chilies.
    7. Add half n half and ½ cup water let it simmer for 5-8 minutes.
    8. After cooking whole mixture/masala now add Paneer to this and let it simmer for 5 more minutes.
    9. Garnish with green chilies.
    10. Serve not with Naan/Chapatti or Parantha.


    madhvi gupta

    can i add coriender powder and cumin?

    Mr Shah

    Hi Chitra, It look s really great can you please tell me that do we need to fry paneer or not? thanks.

    madhvi gupta

    yammmmm yammmy oooo my mouth is watering.

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Thanks Nina

    nina maria

    very tasty . made it and everyone liked it .

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Thanks Honey, Actually for this one, all credit goes to my husband, he cooked it so well. This recipes has arround 35000 plus views. So I want to thank my husband for this.


    It looks so yummy, wish I could eat from snap...


    i have to try this one out......


    yumm o! its really great yummy. thanks


    itsure is mouthatering and i am sure my son will really love with naan.thanks


    hmmm... i would suggest you to try out veggie biryani... i bet u, its 100% veg dish. daami hunchha ni... hehe

    bandana dhakal

    thanks for the receipe. i'll try to prepare it. will u plz show me more vegeterian dish as i'm a pure vegeterian as i don't take eggs, meat, fish, etc


    Great recipe ,outstanding,mindblowing. I love to cook, cause we dont have a Indian Restuarant in my town. My wife loves my cooking(less work for her)lol. I will make this dish next week , will let you know how it turned up. Thankyou very much and god bless

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    oops..thanks for letting me knw


    The recipe is good for making Shahi Paneer but there is a very tiny mistake in the last line. It should be servr hot but it is says serve not with naan etc.etc. hope you won't mind. thanks

    amrapali tambe

    hi i like your recipe.


    i m soo happy tdy tht...i got the "TRUE PUNJABI " dish ...thanks a lot...Chitra


    Hi I have always been a big fan of Indian food, but never saw something so mouthwatering..and so easy to make.I am craving for this so much...i wil lmake this weeknd..thanks