Shahi Paneer [Cottage Cheese]

Shahi Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup paneer cubes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 4 flakes garlic
  • 1 small tomato
  • 2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
  • 1 tbsp cashew pieces
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a heavy-bottomed pan.
  • Add chopped ginger and garlic and fry till garlic looks tender. Now add sliced onion. When onion turns translucent put the diced tomato. Cook till the tomatoes wilt completely.
  • Let the mixture cool. Put it in a blender and make paste. You may a couple of spoons of water if it does not grind well.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, when its hot, add cashew pieces, fry them till golden. Sprinkle kasoori methi, stir. Add salt, red chili powder and immediately pour the onion mixture paste into the pan. Put 1/4 cup water. in the pan, stir well and let it come to a boil.
  • Slowly incorporate the milk, stirring frequently. Toss in the paneer cubes and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Serve hot.