Garam Masala Tuesdays: Shahi Paneer - The Novice Housewife

Garam Masala Tuesdays: Shahi Paneer - The Novice Housewife

Shahi Paneer is usually a special occasion dish because of its richness. I tried the recipe given by the cook for the first time on my own two weeks back. But, the gravy was a little too thick and rich, and a lot for just the two of us. Next time, I halved the recipe and decreased the cashew called for to a quarter of the original recipe. And now its the way I want it. The recipe below is the improvised version. The best part of this recipe is that it does not require too many spices, and still is quite flavorful. This dish is perfect for those who would like to make Indian food at home, but do not have the necessary spices on hand. It can be served with any Indian bread, such as naan or roti.

Ingredients

  • 250gm onions (1 large onion), quartered
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds
  • 3-4 green chillies ( if you prefer less heat, deseed the chillies)
  • 125 gm tomato (2 small roma tomatoes or 1.5 large tomato)
  • 50 gm cashews
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste ( 1 inch ginger & 4 cloves garlic)
  • 250 gms paneer
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sugar or 1 tbsp ketchup (See note above)
  • ½ - ¾ cup low fat milk
  • 1 cup warm water (might require a little more to thin out the gravy)
  • a handful of kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 3-4 tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • a very small pinch garam masala (optional)
  • salt, to taste
Read the whole recipe on Experiments of a Housewife