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Pan Grilled Shahi Paneer

Pan Grilled Shahi Paneer

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 50


Serves 4

  • For cashew nut paste:Cashew nutsbroken 6-7 nos

  • For onion paste: Onion roughly chopped 1 nos

  • Green chili 1 nos

  • ginger 1/2 inch

  • cloves Garlic 2 nos

  • Green cardamoms 2 nos

  • Cloves 2 nos

  • Cinnamon stick 1/4 inch

  • Water 1/3 cups

  • For shahi paneer preparation :Paneer - cut into cubes or triangles .grilled pan fried 250 gms

  • Oil/ghee/ butter 3 tbsp

  • Tomato pureed 2 cups

  • Salt to taste 1 pinch

  • Red chili powder 1 tsp

  • Coriander powder 1 tsp

  • Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp

  • Garam masala 1 tsp

  • Kasoori methi (Dried fenugreek leaves)lightly crushed 1 tsp

  • Saffron 5-6 nos

  • Paneer Masala Powder 1 tsp

  • Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tbsp


  • 01

    Method Of making Pan Grilled Paneer. : Cut paneer into desired shape and size. Drain out the water completely

  • 02

    In a bowl, mix salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and tomato ketchup . Apply marinade evenly on both sides of the paneer pieces and keep aside for 15 minutes.

  • 03

    Heat 1 tsp oil in a grill pan. Arrange marinated paneer slices and grill on a medium heat, until golden colour on both the sides (approximate grilling time is 7 minutes for each side).

  • 04

    Your pan grilled paneer is ready ....this wud b immersed in the onion tomato cashew gravy .

  • 05

    Making cashew paste : Soak the cashew nuts in a warm water for at least 15 minutes. meanwhile prep other ingredients.

  • 06

    After 15 minutes make smooth paste out of it and keep it aside.

  • 07

    Making onion Tomato Paste : Take all the paste ingredients in a pan. Add water, turn the heat on high.

  • 08

    Bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling lower the heat to medium.

  • 09

    Let it simmer for 8-10 minutes or till onions get soft and translucent. Turn off the stove and let it cool down slightly.

  • 10

    Once it is cooled, make smooth paste out of it using blender or grinder.

  • 11

    Also puree the tomatoes in the same grinder.

  • 12

    Making shahi paneer recipe:Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add prepared onion paste.

  • 13

    Cook till moisture evaporates, about 4-5 minutes.

  • 14

    Then add tomato puree. Stir well and let it cook.

  • 15

    Cook till all the moisture evaporates and oil starts to ooze out from the sides. Do stir in between.

  • 16

    Add salt, black pepper powder, red chili powder and coriander powder.

  • 17

    Mix well and cook for a minute.

  • 18

    Now add cashew nut paste and mix.

  • 19

    Immediately add water, otherwise it starts to stick to the pan because of the cashew paste.

  • 20

    Stir well and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.

  • 21

    Then mix in garam masala and crushed kasoori methi.

  • 22

    Now add saffron strands and stir.

  • 23

    Add paneer grilled pieces. Mix well and let it simmer for 2 minutes. Adjust the gravy consistency at this time if needed.

  • 24

    Add Paneer Masala powder and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.

  • 25

    Enjoy the aroma of Paneer Masala Magic

  • 26

    Mix well and it is ready to serve.

  • 27

    Enjoy this new dish throughly.



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