Shahi Paneer – Classic Punjabi style


Paneer500 GmsShahi Jeera (roasted on Tawa)1 tsp
Hung Curd500 GmsSaltTo Taste
Onion2Red Chilli Powder1 Tbsp or as required
Tomatoes5Oil3 Tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste2 TbspKasuri Methi2 Tbsp
Fresh Cream200 Gms/MLShahi Paneer masala OR
Chicken Masala OR
Kitchen King
1 Tbsp

Step 1
Cut Paneer into desired size pieces and mix with curd, half quantity of ginger garlic paste, chosen dry masala, salt to taste and red chilli powder. Keep aside (in refrigerator if its summer) for 45 minutes.

Step 2
Add Oil in a heated pan and add turmeric, once aromatic add onion paste,  remaining ginger garlic paste and fry till onions are just light brown.  Add salt for this mixture only.

Step 3
Add tomato Paste and fry for 5 more minutes on high heat.

Step 4
Add marinated paneer mixture  and cook on low heat for 10 minutes with stirring untill paneer is softened and all juices are mixed.

Step 5
Add Fresh cream and give it a quick mix.  Mix kasuri methi and garnish with roasted Shahi Jeera.