Today’s recipe is ‘Jhatpat Shahi Paneer’. Shahi means ‘royal’ in english and as the name suggests gravy of this recipe is very rich and full of flavour. This is one of the most popular dish in Indian restaurants. Gravy of this dish is prepared from cashew nuts, almonds, khus khus (poppy seeds), onion, tomatoes, and few Indian spices. Shahi paneer is served with jeera rice/rotis/naan/lachcha paratha.
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For more paneer recipes (cottage cheese) you can check Paneer Baida Roti (cottage cheese & egg parcel) , Paneer Masala (Cottage cheese in tomato gravy with peas and capsicum) .
Duration: 40 mins
Ingredients for Jhatpat Shahi Paneer
Paneer (Cottage cheese) 250 grams
Onion (roughly chopped) 2 (medium)
Tomatoes (roughly chopped) 2 (medium)
Fresh/Frozen Peas (optional) 250 grams
Khus khus/ Poppy seeds 2 tsp
Cashew nuts 12
Green Chilli 1
Cumin/Jeera 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds/ Rai 1/2 tsp
Red chillies powder 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder 1½ tsp
Salt 1 tsp or as per your taste
Cream (optional) 1-2 tsp
Oil 2 Tbsp
Procedure for Jhatpat Shahi Paneer
- Heat oil in a pan or skillet or kadhai. Add poppy seeds, onions, tomatoes, almonds, green chilli, and cashew nuts.
- Add all the dry masala and saute for 3-4 minutes till everything mix properly.
- Now let the above mix cool down, before making a smooth paste of this mix.
- In a mixer prepare a very smooth creamy paste of the mix.
- In a pressure cooker heat oil and add jeera and mustard seeds, let them crackle.
- Add fresh/frozen peas and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Add paneer and masala paste, close the lid. Let it cook for mins.
- Let the pressure drop, add cream and cook for 1-2 minutes. Shahi paneer is ready to be served.
- Garnish it with chopped coriander and serve it with naan/roti/jeera rice/lachcha paratha.
- You can prepare shahi mushroom and shahi makhana recipe in the same way. Replace paneer (cottage cheese) with mushroom or makhana.
- For making this dish more spicy you can add peppercorns, bay leafs and cinnamon sticks.
- If you like kewra flavour, add kewra water in the recipe.