Susmita's shahi paneer

Susmita's shahi paneer


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About this recipe: When we were kids, whenever my parents went out to an adults only party, my mother used to ask us what we wanted for dinner at home. 99% of the time, our choice was pooris and shahi paneer. My mother was always nice enough to oblige. Here is the recipe. It is quite rich and hence a nice treat.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 4 tomatoes, pureed
  • 225g paneer, cubed
  • 60ml water
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 60ml cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the onions are soft and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the cumin, coriander, turmeric and chilli powder over the onion and garlic; continue cooking until the seasonings are fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Pour the pureed tomatoes into the pan; cook until the excess liquid evaporates and the oil separates, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the paneer, water, sugar, and salt to the mixture; stir gently so the paneer does not break apart. Cook until the paneer begins to absorb some of the liquid, about 10 minutes. Stir the cream into the mixture and simmer another 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander to serve.

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