shahi paneerMom was not at home and I had two choices, go eat outside or cook at home. I decided to cook. With not much time in hand and already feeling hungry I decided to make something simple,, quick and delicious. Since I don’t know much about spices combination I just buy ready to use spice mix. Usually these packed spices are not the best option if you are trying to get the best out of your dish but for some recipes it just works equally well. For example if you want to make a chicken recipe, stay away from packed spices. Anyway sticking to our topic here are the stuff that you will need for shahi paneer:


  • MDH Shahi Paneer masala – 4 tea spoon
  • Amul Malai Paneer – 250 gms
  • Cooking oil – 1 cup
  • Two medium size onions
  • Tomato puree 150gms
  • Cashew nuts - 4
  • Salt
  • Heavy Milk Cream – 1 cup



I had paneer packet kept in freezer so if you are also using a frozen packet, cut open the packet and fill it with lukewarm water and keep it aside for 30 minutes. Make paste of onions in a grinder and keep it in a bowl. Now heat cooking oil in shallow pan and fry this onion paste till it start changing color and becomes slightly orange.  Now put tomato puree and fry for few minutes. Now put shahi paneer masala and again fry, here you can put little water if the gravy becomes too thick. Add salt according to your taste, 1 tsp works for me. Let it cook and in mean time make the paste of cashew nuts with little water. Once the masala is cooked well, the oil will separate from gravy. At this point add the cashew nut paste and mix gravy well. Now add some water (about 2 cup) and let the gravy cook for 5 minutes. Once done, put paneer and milk cream and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

Your delicious shahi panner is ready! Enjoy it with naan or plain rice.