Saturday, June 11, 2011

Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer Recipe
Shahi Paneer with Cream
Shahi Paneer with Gravy
Shahi Paneer Dish
Shahi Paneer is considered to be a mainstay dish especially in the Northern parts of India. Shahi which means 'Royal' and Paneer when translated is ' Cottage Cheese' gives Shahi Paneer a royal feel to it. However, Shahi Paneer is a famous dish liked by many and is available in almost all the hotels, restaurants and roadside eateries. 'Shahi Paneer' is undoubtedly one of the most popular dishes originating from India. Presented below is the cooking method to prepare the famous Indian dish of Shahi Paneer along with the ingredients required.

Ingredients (Serves: 6)

    Shahi Paneer
    250 gm:Paneer (cottage cheese)
    1/4 cup:Beaten curd
    11/2 cup:Milk
    1 1/2 cup:omatoes (chopped fine)
    1/2 cup:oOnion (chopped into strips)
    1/2" piece:Ginger chopped fine
    2-3:Green chillies chopped fine
    2-3:Cardamoms (crushed)
    1/2 tsp:Garam masala
    1/2 tsp:Red chilli powder
    span itemprop="amount">2 tsp:Tomato sauce
    3 tsp:Ghee or butter
    Salt to taste
    For Garnish
        2 tsp:Grated paneer
        span itemprop="amount">1 tsp:Chopped coriander

Method

    Chop paneer into 2" fingers.
    Heat half the ghee. Add onion, ginger, green chilli and cardamom. Fry for 3-4 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook for 7-8 minutes, covered. Add curd and cook for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water and cool.
    Blend in a mixer till smooth.
    Heat remaining ghee, add gravy and other ingredients except milk and paneer. Boil to get a very thick gravy.
    Just before serving, heat gravy, add milk and paneer fingers and boil for 3-4 minutes.
    Garnish with chopped coriander and grated paneer.

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