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Nov 20, 2006

Shai Paneer / Shahi Paneer


Onions – 2 medium – chop it very finely.(Use a chopper)

Tomatoes – 5 medium sized (Blanch the Tomatoes and grind it to a paste)

Garlic cloves – 4

Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon

Oil – 3 teaspoons

Red Chilli Powder – ¾ teaspoon

Dhania Powder – 2 teaspoons

Cumin Powder – 1 teaspoon (Optional)

Turmeric Powder – ½ teaspoon


Evaporated Milk – 1 can

Crumbled Paneer – fresh crumbled paneer (I used readymade fresh fried cubed paneer which I found in the freezer section from an Indian grocery store)


To prepare Paneer at home:


Milk – 4 cups

Lemon juice – 3 to 4 tablespoons or as required

Heat milk in a pan, when it starts to boil, add lemon juice and reduce heat for one or two minutes. Keep stirring. When whey separates from paneer, remove from heat. Drain it through a muslin cloth and hang it , till all the water goes off.

Shahi paneer preperation:

Heat oil in a heavy kadai. Add the Cumin seeds, Onions and Garlic and sauté until the onions turn translucent. Add the Tomatoe Puree and fry until the Tomato Puree is cooked. Add the Masala Spice Powders and allow it to boil for a couple of minutes. Let all the spices blend with the gravy. Reduce the heat completely. After the bubbling disappears, add ¾ of the evaporated milk and stir. Add the crumbled Paneer (or readymade fried paneer) and stir and Keep it closed. Serve hot with Chapathis,Naan or Parathas.


FH said...

Shahi Paneer rocks! Beautiful looking dish too, I have the same.

Thank you darling for a yummy dish, have a great Thanksgiving:))

Mandira said...

The shahi paneer looks ready to eat. I loce it with Naan :) Thanks for sharing.

Mythreyee said...

thanks Asha and mandira. Happy Holidays to you two.

Jayashree said...

Looks delicious,M....the colour looks so appetising...yours is a nice variation from what I make. Thx for sharing.

Vani said...

Shahi Paneer looks so good, Mythreyee!

Mythreyee said...

Thanks jayashree and thanks vani.

TNL said...

Hi..Evaporated milk sounds very interesting! I have never used that in cooking, Us Canadians use that only for our coffees/teas!
Will use that next time! Does it affect the taste of the curry, or is it the same as adding heavy cream?


Sia said...

what a colourful dish maithreyee:) looks toooo delicious... and u know what i made paneer makhanwala for weekend dinner... will post the recipe soon...

Mythreyee said...

Trupti, Evaporated Milk comes handy when the recipe calls for heavy cream or even milk. I use this in most of the gravies and the taste seems to be enhanced. I also make milk pongal using this and also will add the evaporated milk to payasams. Will taste great.

Mythreyee said...

Thanks Sia. and waiting for your Paneer makhanwala post.

Seema Bhat said...

holy moly ...your shahi paneer looks very authetic and rich ...nice nice will try it out sometime

Mythreyee said...

thanks seema.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for the recipe, looks very tasty... yummy...
Well I was looking around and found a similar recipe, I actually tried this one...

Anonymous said...

Very nice recipe. I found this video for making Shahi paneer:

Shahi Paneer

Deepa Kuber said...

i was seaching for shahi paneer recipe and i found this..ur shahi paneer looks delicious and rich..