Curry, Paneer, Veg

Jhatpat Shahi Paneer (Quick royal cottage cheese)

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.

Jhatpat Shahi Paneer
Jhatpat Shahi Paneer

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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) .

Serve: 6

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

Almonds                                                                                 8-10

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.

14 thoughts on “Jhatpat Shahi Paneer (Quick royal cottage cheese)

  1. It is looking sooooo yummmyyyy ♥♥♥ I didn’t know that shahi paneer can be made in a pressure cooker too! Will tell this recipe to my mom.♥

    1. Thank you Dipti ! 🙂
      Yes, we actually prefer pressure cooking more as it is a quick process.
      Sure adn let me know what Aunty says. 🙂

    1. Thank you dear ! 🙂
      Omitting poppy seeds from the recipe won’t alter the taste.
      You can add melon seeds (1 tbsp) (magaj is hindi word for it) as an alternative for poppy seeds. 🙂

  2. Oh Gosh, every other day you come up with a new and tempting dish… I just keep on drooling over d pics… when r u inviting for lunch? hhehehe
    Great post…lovelt clicks and seems like the Shahi Paneer is very delicious…

    1. Awww you are always welcome, it would be my pleasure to be your host. 🙂
      Thank you dear, it is only motivation from you all. <3

    1. Hehehe
      Oh ! Try this one dear, let me know your feedback on this method. I would love to hear your experience with this method. ☺?

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