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Shahi Paneer (Paneer in Almond & Cashew Sauce)

 Published 2008-Sep-02   Updated 2018-Jul-03

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Mughlai Paneer, Badam Kaju Paneer)

Recipe For Shahi Paneer


  • Paneer (cubed) – 2 cups (homemade/store bought fresh/fried)
  • Cashew/ Almond – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1 (finely copped)
  • Ginger garlic green chilly paste - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder (preferably white pepper) - 2 tsp (or to taste)
  • Black Cumin seeds (Shahi Jeera) - 1 tsp
  • Yogurt - 1 cup
  • Milk- 1 cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Sugar - a pinch
  • Oil – 2 tblsp
  • Cilantro – for garnish


  1. Soak the almonds/cashews in milk for 10-15 min and grind it in a blender to form a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds and fry the onions until they start to sweat.
  3. Add ginger-garlic-green chilly paste and cook till the raw smell vanishes.
  4. Add the yogurt along with cumin powder, coriander powder and garam masala to this and cook for a minute.
  5. Next add the cashew and milk paste. Add water as needed and bring it to a boil. (Add more water than needed as the gravy thickens considerably.)
  6. Add salt, sugar and pepper powder to the gravy and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes for the cashew/almond to be cooked nicely.
  7. Add the paneer cubes to the gravy and cook for another 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro or with tosted cashews/almonds and serve with pulav/naan.


  • Chicken/ Fish can be used instead of paneer for the non veg version of the gravy.
  • You can also use tomatoes and chilly powder instead of yogurt and pepper. The colour of the gravy will change to orange red in that case.

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Comments (8)

Person   ()
Nice recipe. Very nicely explaned. Thanks.
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Thank You Leo.
Person   ()
my whole family loves paneer, thank u for putting this on yoir website
Person   ()
Thats nice.... Try it and enjoy..
Person   ()
paneer recipes are wonderful
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thank u.
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i just love indian foods
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 Published by on and last updated on 2018-07-03.