In the Hindi tongue shahi means Royal and paneer means Cottage Cheese. Thus giving this thick, creamy, and spicy dish the wonderful name of Royal Cheese. It is primarily a punjabi dish most popular in the northern part of India.
- 250 gms paneer
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups tomatoes (finely chopped)
- 1/2 cup of onion (cut into strips)
- 1/2″ piece of ginger (finely chopped)
- 2-3 green chillies (finely chopped)
- 2-3 cardamoms (crushed)
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 2 tsp tomato sauce
- 3 tsp ghee or butter
- Salt to taste
Chop paneer into 2″ cubes. Heat half the ghee. Add onion, ginger, green chilli and cardamom. Fry for 3-4 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook for 7-8 minutes, covered. Add 1/2 cup water and cool.
Blend in a processor till smooth. Heat remaining ghee, add gravy and other ingredients except milk and paneer. Boil to get a very thick gravy.
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