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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Restaurant style Shahi Paneer Recipe (Cottage Cheese with Thick Gravy)

                                                                     
This dish is a symbol of happiness , royalty and lavishness. The word Shahi means Regal and Paneer is Cottage Cheese. Also the fact that the gravy consists of milk, cashew nuts and fresh cream adds to the richness and taste of this preparation. Each time I have prepared , I have received plenty compliments from all my family members especially my father in law. This particular preparation in the photo is a result of celebration of India's 2011 Cricket World Cup win. After India had won, Lubna of Yummy Food had called me. Due to excessive cracker bursts I could not listen completely and called her back around 11:30 pm.


Lubna: Badhai ho !! (Congrats)
Me: You too. Finally Indian players didn't succumb to pressure and won the most important match.
Lubna: Yeah I'm so thrilled. I was constantly putting my thoughts in Facebook. Few of online blogger pals cheered every four and sixes.
Me: This calls for a celebration. What do you say?
Lubna: Sure. We will celebrate this with a bang.
Me: What do you suggest? 
Lubna: Let each one of us prepare a special dish to celebrate this happy event.


So here I am posting this recipe which I had made for Pot Luck and hope you relish it just like we did. While she prepared Qubooli and dalcha which tasted real nice. She even parceled me a portion of it so that my hubby could taste it as well. So sweet of her :-)


                                                                      
Ingredients:
300 gms Cottage cheese (paneer), out of that 250 gm cut into triangle shape and rest mashed
2 Onion
3 tbsp Tomato puree
6-7 Garlic pods
1 "inch Ginger
3 Green chillies
1 cup Milk + 1/2 cup
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Garam masala
2 green Cardamom
3-4 Tej patta
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
10 Cashews
1 tbsp fresh Cream
1 tbsp fresh Curd
Salt to taste
1 tsp Kasoori methi
1 tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
2 tbsp Oil


Method:
Cut paneer pieces into triangle shape and sprinkle some salt and turmeric powder over them. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Fry the paneer pieces until turns to light pink (be careful as frying them too long will make paneer lose it's softness). Dip the fired paneer pieces into 1/2 warm milk.
Now make a paste of onion and keep aside. Then make a fine paste of green chillies, ginger, garlic and cashews. In the remaining oil add tej patta and green cardamom and fry for a minute. Add onion paste and fry till it's light pink. Now add garlic-cashew paste and fry till oil starts separating. Add salt, red chilly powder, coriander powder and turmeric and saute for 2 minutes on low flame. Now add tomato puree and fry till it leaves oil. Add mashed paneer and mix thoroughly. Add curd and stir fast so that it doesn't curdle. Add cream and mix well.Add 1 cup milk along with the 1/2 cup milk that has paneer pieces. Now add garam masala, kasoori methi  and cook it for another 6-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with nan or chappati.


                                                                      

85 comments:

  1. Tomar shahi paneer ta dekhte really shahi hoyeche...awesome preperation and yummy clicks as well, Deepa..Shubho nababarsha tomake r tomar familyke

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  2. My favorite with Naan on the side..That looks so yummy!!
    The funny thing is even I had made this yesterday for our dinner..will be posting it soon...

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  3. What a lovely way to celebrate Deepa. Simply Awesome. lovely presentation too. delight to the eyes.

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  4. Looks so gud ...what a feast ...wonderful way to celebrate

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  5. Oh man, thats incredible...makes me very hungry right now...miss quality paneer here:( Also lazy to make one, hehe.

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  6. im drooling over this.............

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  7. Hi dear, how you been? Hehe...you want my camera as a gift? :)

    I'm drooling over right now...

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  8. Now i am carving for it again.....looks yum...tastes divine...thank for linking back to my recipes and happy that u all liked it...now my wait for the recipe ends....love to try this soon... may b weekend....that was the awesome potluck celebration on winning world cup.....may b this calls for another celebration what say Deepa? i really enjoyed the richness of the gravy....thank you again....

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  9. I always wanted to make this and thanks for sharing the recipe dear... Yummy dish...

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  10. lovely presentation n looking rich n deliciouis gravy..

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  11. all time fav. looks rich and delicious pic are nice

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  12. Perfect and creamy. Lovely presentation

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  13. Wow...shahi paneer darun lagche! next time when I'll make paneer, I'll follow this recipe....ruti'r shathey khub bhalo lagbe..

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  14. Craving for a wonderful paneer dish now.Wish i could taste that now.Very creamy and yummy

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  15. Potlucks are always fun..we used to have a lot of such gatherings in Brazil.
    The paneer dish looks awesome...just like the restaurant one.

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  16. deepa u seem to cook all my fav dish and sooooooooo well- yum, slurppppppppp ! and a beautiful gesture of u & ur frnd to celebrate the victory !

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  17. hmmm...love restaurant shahi paneer.... urs loooookksss gooooooooooooooooood

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  18. WOw,Shahi Paneer recipe looks so rich and delicious.Lovely celebration.

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  19. WOW Deepa!!! The shahi paneer looks fabulous!!! Loved the way you have arranged the rotis :)

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  20. Beautiful presentation and lovely rich and heavenly dish.

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  21. @ thank you Ladies for your lovely comments.

    @Lubna: Sure dear anytime.

    @Shobha: Meeting with blogger friends is always a pleasure. Hope you too find some friends over there.

    @Indrani: Shubo naboborsho to you too dear

    Priya Sreeram: He He He :-) had u been in my city we would have celebrated it together.

    @Suman: would be waiting for your style shahi paneer.

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  22. Hmm...this was the curry which lubna was talking abt...hmm...looks really yummy..I do it almost similar just with out curds as I try not to mix up curds n milk in d same dish..:)

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  23. A lipsmacking version of shahi paneer!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  24. wonderful.. its so rich and creamy.. superb recipe
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  25. Lovely paneer. can I join you to continue the celebration.

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  26. Omg, would love to join u guys, but unfortunately am leaving very much far away, rich and truly inviting shahi paneer,delicious!

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  27. awesome...now this is in my must to do list..thanque..
    Tasty Appetite

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  28. Love the dish dear, I guess we all celebrated that night and next morning :)

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  29. great recipe and great way to celebrate the win too..

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  30. really restaurant style, good one

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  31. wow its so yummy!! exactly like restaurant :)

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  32. Delicious and tempting shahi paneer..

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  33. Ohh- just need some butter naan to polish it off :))
    US Masala

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  34. delicious shahee paneer.love the pic.

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  35. woww.. gravy looks so thick and creamy.. pic is too tempting :)

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  36. looks very creamy and inviting...nice presentation !

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  37. This look so good, perfect and creamy.

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  38. Deeps, Shahi paneer looks awesome and the presentation is also nice.. No wonder ur potluck ppl relished this..

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  39. This is awesome shahi paneer. love the way you made it. No need to go to restaurant.

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  40. Subho Naba barsher Priti o subhechha roilo tomake r tomar family ke. Tomar Shahi Paneer preparation r decoration dutoi darun hoyechhe.

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  41. Very yummy shahi paneer! It looks very great!

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  42. thats a treat to all my senses...gr8 recipe and gr8 presentatn

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  43. looks wonderful....my favorite...

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  44. Hi Deepa...presentation is so tempting esp that rolled roti...I have a question on your previous post : mango burfi... is there any alternative for mava or khoya or can it be replaced with something else as it is difficult to find mava here.

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  45. WOW Deepa!!! The shahi paneer looks fabulous!!! Loved the way you have arranged the rotis :)

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  46. WOW..looks really appetising...just like restaurants.

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  47. i make this dish similarly, u can check on my blog if it interests u. but ur dish looks very nice! my firs ttime at ur blog.i am impressed.
    i am following u now and would love to revisit. would love to have u visit/follow me as well.
    http://food-fanatic.blogspot.com

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  48. Nababbarsher anek anek shubhechha roilo Deepa. Paneer looks so so creamy. aaj amar shukrobar, ruti alu bhaja kheye achi ar akhon tomar paneer dekhe khete ichhe korche.
    akhono khub chap e achi. Hubby ei fireche, bario puro gochano hayni. aajo Maa er kache cheleke rekhe saradin gochgach korlam. am already missing Bangalore.
    tomra aj ki korle? notun no niyei pathabo tomake.

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  49. I am just drooling at the pic looks delicious...

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  50. Oh! Looks so delish! I love creamy paneer in a rich thick gravy.

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  51. Looks so creamy and rich. Perfect to have with any breads.

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  52. Very nice recipe, looks so creamy and delicious!

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  53. hi,
    lovely rich dish, I can never get bored of paneer dishes :) I'm craving for some now.lol

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  54. OMG its awesome lovely presentation n yumm dish..

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  55. Delicious shahi paneer..Loved your presentation and clicks!

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  56. Very rich recipe deepa n a classic recipe too.Nice presentation dear .

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  57. Looks like somebody had a nice potluck!! Paneer looks super duper!!
    Thanks for the lovely comment Deepa, yeah it's difficult to find time with job but I try to blog atleast once every week!
    Please do accept the awards! :)


    Ankita
    http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com

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  58. Drooool, Deepa, give me your address, I am coming over. Great visual treat. Am making it right away!

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  59. yummy! who doesn't like this creamy dish.

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  60. Little wonder if you received too many compliments for that dish- looks totally rich and delicious!! I can mop up that whole plate with a few pieces of roti, sachi!

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  61. My all time favorite. Turned out perfect for u. Nice recipe... YUM!

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  62. Congratulations on your team's win? This dish definitely looks like a fitting tribute:)

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  63. That paneer looks totally yum

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  64. Delicious looking paneer! send some over..i am hungry looking at the pic

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  65. Yummm... can never have too many paneer recipes :-)

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  66. really looks exotic deepa- could dig into it and gulp it down within seconds

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  67. I was searching for this recipe. Wonderful Recipe. Am bookmarking this.

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  68. आज बनाना सीखा है, तभी ये कमेंट भी दिया है,
    मैने नहीं मेरी श्रीमती जी ने।

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  69. This looks really restaurant style!!

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  70. This recipe luks really awesome.Yummy thick gravy and cool!.Delish Gravy Dear.

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  71. I was looking for a new paneer recipe.. Gotchaa.. :) thanks a ton for this one.. :) love the look of it itself..

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  75. My mom's signature dish, havent prepared since a long time, yours makes me drool and pulling me to try soon..
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  76. Restaurant style Shahi paneer cottage cheese dish is shared here

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  77. Hi! Your shahi paneer recipe was nominated as one of the "Best Shahi Paneer Recipes on the Net". To vote for it, please visit http://easyindianrecipes.org/side-dish-recipes/best-shahi-paneer-recipes-on-the-net-vote-for-your-favorite/ (your recipe is positioned at #23 - random order).

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  78. Delectable reciepue

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