The Royal Cheese

Shahi Paneer

Punjabi Recipe
Preparation time Cooking time
20 Minutes 30 Minutes
Difficulty Course
Normal Mains

This is a dish that does not hold back, it's rich and bursting with flavor. It's certainly not an everyday dish but a great recipe for when you want to impress.  It certainly lives up to its name, Shahi means Royal and Paneer means Cheese, I call it Royale with cheese (as in Pulp fiction!).

To really make the most of it, why not make your own Cheese (Paneer)? It's easier than you might think, you can follow this recipe.


A note of gratitude to cousin Sister (Ninder) who on a recent visit to England from Canada enlightened me this with recipe.

Arjun Posted by Arjun Foods that are good for one person might not be for another, we have to learn to listen to our bodies and find what works us.




    Ingredient / Preparation

  • 250.00 Gram Paneer
  • 1.00 Table spoon Butter
  • 2.00 medium _ Onion
  • 25.00 Gram Fresh ginger
  • 4.00 Wedge Fresh garlic
  • 3.00 medium _ Fresh tomato
  1. Dice the Paneer. Larger sizes make a more visual impact, Typical size are 2cm by 2cm chunks.
  2. Soak cashew nuts in Milk (For approx 10 minutes).
  3. Take a deep pan and cook the onions in butter. Put a lid on the pan and turn the flame heat to low and let it steam. Onions should start becoming translucent.
  4. Blend the onions, ginger, garlic, cashew nuts, and tomato puree.


Cook the sauce and Paneer

    Ingredient / Preparation

  • 0.50 Tea spoon Cumin seed
  • 0.75 Tea spoon Punjabi Gharam masala
  • 1.00 Table spoon Tandoori Paste
  1. Returning to a clean pan, Add some oil and fry the Cumin on a low flame until it begins to crackle.
  2. Add the Salt, Chilli, Gharam masala, Tandoori paste (optional). Just heat it for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the paste and cook on a low-medium flame for a couple of minutes.
  4. Finally, add the Paneer. Cook and stir gently giving enough time for the Paneer (approx 10 minutes) to warm and to absorb the flavors.

    Garnish with fresh Coriander leaves.

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    Use coconut cream or Yogurt instead of Whipped cream

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