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Shahi Paneer Masala

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes


4 Servings



About the Recipe

Shahi Paneer is a dish originated from Mughlai Cuisine. It’s a very mild flavored & creamy preparation of Cottage cheese/Paneer.
Mughlai Cuisine is cooked in an Indian style involving one of a variety of rich, spicy sauces, typically containing butter, yogurt, or cream.
We have curated the Paneer Noorjehani Masala/spice-mix that captures and preserves the flavors of Indian spices that recreates the authentic taste of flavorful Shahi Paneer.


For Marinating:

  • 15 cube paneer / cottage cheese,

  • ¼ tsp turmeric,

  • ½ tsp chilli powder,

  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste,


  • ¼ tsp salt , cover and rest for 30 minutes for marinating.

For Curry:

  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter,

  • 2 tbsp oil,

  • 1 tsp cumin / j


  • 1 onion (finely chopped),

  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste,

  • ¼ tsp turmeric,

  • 1 tsp chilli powder,

  • 1 tsp coriander powder,

  • ½ tsp cumin powder,

  • 1 tsp SPICEBAY® Paneer Noorjehani Masala,

  • 1 tsp salt,

  • 2 cup tomato puree,

  • ½ cup curd,

  • 1 cup water,

  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)


Step 1

Heat 3 tsp oil in pan and saute marinated paneer. do not overcook the paneer as it turns rubbery. keep aside.

Step 2

In a large Pan/kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and 2 tbsp oil, add 1 tsp cumin

Step 3

Now add 1 chopped onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until onions turn golden brown. keep flame on low, add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp SPICEBAY® Paneer Noorjehani masala and 1 tsp salt. saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.

Step 4

Add 2 cup tomato puree and mix well cover and cook until the oil separates. keeping the flame on low, add ½ cup curd and stir continuously.

Step 5

keep cooking until the curd is well combined. now add 1 cup water and mix well adjusting the consistency as required.

Step 6

Further, add cooked paneer and mix well. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the flavors are well absorbed.

Step 7

Add 1/2 tsp Spicebay Paneer Noorjehani masala, 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.

Step 8

Finally, enjoy Shahi Paneer ki sabji with roti or rice.

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