So a couple of days back my blog’s following on FB touched a 12k milestone! It may be nothing to many but I know how this journey has been.. a lot of effort, bit of struggle, bucket full of patience but at the end I have received Heaps of Love from all of you and Immense Satisfaction. I want to thank each one of you for your support and motivation. I think this success is not just mine but also yours.  

To celebrate this I prepared Mughlai Shahi Paneer for my family. I have been making Shahi Paneer earlier also and that is one of the most tried recipes from my blog. But this is a Mughlai avatar of the Shahi Paneer. Delicate paneer cubes are cooked in white gravy with aromatic mughlai spices. Oh the occasion turned totally Shahi after this! Directions:
1. In a blender add chunks of onion and  green chilli. Make a smooth paste and set aside. Soak some cashews in 2 tablespoon milk for half an hour. Grind them along with 1/4 cup grated paneer and set aside. Also cut the paneer in cubes to be used later.

2.  Heat ghee in a kadai or deep sauce pan on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.

3.  Now, add Bay leaf along with  Onion Chili Paste and Ginger garlic paste in the ghee and let it become light brown in color. .It may take upto 5 minutes. The raw smell of ginger garlic will fade away.

4. Add Chopped Tomatoes and continue to sauté till the ghee separates the masala. Be patient, this can take upto 15-18 minutes and not to mention… keep stirring on regular intervals.

5. Add Coriander powder, Roasted Cumin Powder and Turmeric Powder.

6. Also add Red Chili Powder, Garam Masala and Salt to the masala. Mix everything thoroughly with the masala taste and continue to cook for a minute more. 

7. Now turn the flame off and add curd and keep whisking it with masala otherwise the curd will curdle. Also add 1/3 cup water to the masala and mix.

8. Now turn the flame on but it will continue to remain on simmer. Add  kasuri methi, fresh cream and combine with a ladle.  

9. Add cubed Paneer to the gravy and mix well .

10.  Also add Cashew Milk Paste and bring the gravy to the boil on low flame. It will take 3-4 minutes.

11. Add green cardamom powder. Finish the dish with fresh coriander leaves.

12. Serve it hot with roti, naan or paranthas.

Other Paneer dishes you can try are: Shahi Paneer,  Achari Paneer,  Vrat Wale Dahi-Paneer KebabsPaneer Ki Kheer,  Baked Paneer Corn Kababs , Stuffed Buns with Spicy Paneer Palak Paneer


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Shahi means Royal for the richness of its gravy. Honestly, I never tried making Shahi Paneer at home. I always had an idea that it is super rich and will invite calories. But this Diwali I wanted to make something for Dinner table which was different and little special for the occasion. I found a recipe to which I made some changes and it came out finger licking. Since then we do not fear calories and make it quiet often 😛 Its so delicious that you would want to make it for every special occasion.

Its better than they serve at any given restaurant. The richness of its gravy perfectly compliments with the soft cottage cheese cubes. Its creamy texture may malt your heart. Its my most sought after recipes which never fails me. I highly recommend that you use home made fresh paneer or cottage cheese for this to get amazing results.

1. Soak cashews in water for at least 2 hours or overnight.


2. Chop Onions and tomatoes. Keep aside.


3. In a blender add ginger,garlic and green chilies and make a smooth paste. Keep aside.



4. In a pan put some ghee and add onions to saute till they turn golden brown.



5.  Add the ginger, garlic and chili paste, mix well and saute till it is brown.


6. Add the tomatoes and saute for 6 to 8 minutes.


7. Cool the sauteed onion tomatoes and blend in a mixer along with soaked cashews to make a smooth puree.



8. Transfer in a deep pan, add 1/2 cup water and bring it to a boil on a slow flame.



9. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt to the puree and mix well.


10.  Add cream, mix well and cook on a slow flame,for 5 minutes or till the gravy is thick.

11. Just before serving, heat the gravy and add the paneer pieces into it.



8. To make it taste just like restaurant add dried fenugreek leaves or Kasuri Methi to it and stir.  Serve hot garnish with coriander.

Other Popular dishes from Indian Cuisine you can try are: Mughlai Shahi Paneer,  Dal Makhni, Butter Chicken, Rogan Josh, Palak Paneer, Mushroom Do Pyaaza, Kadhai Mushroom.


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