Shahi Paneer is a popular North Indian dish made with paneer (cottage cheese) in a rich and creamy gravy. It's a delicious vegetarian dish that's perfect for a special occasion or just when you're in the mood for something indulgent.

Everyone who tastes Shahi Paneer, a rich and creamy Indian dish, loves it. Most Indian restaurants serve it frequently, but did you know you can cook this mouthwatering dish at home as well? Here’s a step-by-step recipe for making Shahi Paneer at home. So let's start! 


For the paneer

250g paneer (cottage cheese)

2 tablespoons oil

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

For the gravy

2 tablespoons ghee or butter

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 teaspoons ginger paste

2 teaspoons garlic paste

2 green chilies

2 medium-sized tomatoes, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon red chili powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon Vasant Shahi Paneer Masala

1/2 cup cream

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Salt, to taste

Chopped fresh coriander, for garnish

Cooking instructions

Step 1: Preparing the Paneer

Set aside the paneer after cutting it into small cubes. Heat oil in a pan over a medium-high flame. When adding the cumin seeds, give them a brief moment to sizzle. Add salt Vasant Masala Turmeric Powder, and paneer cubes after that. Fry the paneer for two to three minutes, or until it turns a pale golden brown. Turn off the heat and keep the pot aside.

Step 2: Preparing the Gravy

Ghee or butter should be heated over medium heat in a separate pan. Add the chopped onions and cook them in the oil until golden. Green chilies, ginger paste, and garlic paste should be added. Sauté the ginger and garlic until the raw scent has disappeared, perhaps a minute or two.

Tomatoes should be added and cooked until mushy. Add Vasant Masala Coriander Powder, Vasant Masala Red Chilli Powder, and Vasant Masala Turmeric Powder after that. Cook the masala by frying it for a few seconds.

Turn off the heat and give the mixture a few minutes to cool. After the mixture has cooled, add it to a blender, and process until smooth.

Step 3: Combining the Paneer and Gravy

Transfer the blended mixture back to the pan and add Vasant Shahi Paneer Masala, cream, sugar, and salt. Stir thoroughly before bringing the gravy to a boil. Gently combine after adding the cubes of fried paneer. When the paneer is fully heated, cover the pan and continue cooking for a few minutes.

Garnish with chopped fresh coriander and serve hot with a naan, paratha, or rice.

Few Tips from Vasant Masala

  • For the finest flavour and texture, use fresh paneer.
  • You can increase the amount of cream in the gravy to give it a creamier texture.
  • By varying the amount of green chilies and chilli powder, you can change how hot the dish is.
  • You can add some crushed kasuri methi, or dried fenugreek leaves, to the gravy to make the meal even richer.

To conclude, Shahi Paneer is a delightful and flavourful dish that is simple to prepare at home. You can make this traditional North Indian dish at home with a few basic materials and instructions. This meal is improved in flavour and aroma when Vasant Shahi Paneer Masala is added, making it even more wonderful.

The Vasant Shahi Paneer Masala enhances the dish's natural flavours by blending a variety of spices, including coriander, chilli, garlic, tomato powder, etc. For those who love the traditional Shahi Paneer Sabzi, it is the ideal seasoning. Don't forget to use Vasant Shahi Paneer Masala Powder in your recipe for the finest possible enjoyment of this dish. You may easily get it online or at your neighbourhood grocery store. Give it a try today and savour the flavour of Shahi Paneer Sabzi!