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Friday, July 15, 2016

Mughlai Shahi Paneer

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Hello Friends,

I'm back with one more paneer recipe. Sharing super rich, exotic paneer recipe cooked in creamy white gravy.. 

Mughlai Shahi Malai Paneer aka Shahi Safeed Paneer is a super quick, easy to prepare, rich, creamy, delectable, restaurant style cottage cheese dish prepared in rich creamy white gravy. This can be served with Naan, chappati, rice or you can serve this with your favorite Indian flat bread.

Today's recipe is my sincere attempt to make it super easy without compromising on taste and believe me it tastes awesomely delicious. This recipe is dedicated to my mom as this is her most favorite restaurant dish which she loves to order.

This paneer recipe is very special and different from our other Indian popular spicy paneer dishes. Frankly speaking, this recipe is only for a special category of people who love rich, sweet, creamy food as its spice content is almost negligible.

The action plan for today's recipe is to slow cook sliced onions, poppy seeds, cashew nuts, ginger, garlic, green chillies and then make fine paste and then simmer it for a few minutes and finally serve hot with paneer cubes.

Let's get started 

☑Recipe details 

▫Cuisine Indian
▫Category Vegetarian 
▫Preparation time 5-10 minutes 
▫Cooking time 5-10 minutes 
▫Serving 4

☑Ingredients required 

▫200 grams homemade paneer

For Slow Cooking 
▫1 onion
▫1 handful of cashew nuts 
▫1 tbsp poppy seeds
▫2-3 garlic cloves 
▫1-2 green chillies or as per taste 
▫1 small piece ginger
▫3-4 black pepper 
▫2-3 cloves

To make a thick paste
▫2 tbsp fresh cream
▫1 tbsp Curd
▫1-2 tbsp milk powder
▫1 tbsp ghee
▫1 tsp green cardamom powder
▫2 tsp Shahi Biryani masala powder
▫1-2tsp sugar or as per taste 
▫Salt to taste


✔Step 1 Mise en place - vegetable cutting 

◾ Onions - Peeled and sliced

◾Ginger and Garlic - Peeled and roughly chopped 

◾Green chillies: - washed and roughly chopped 

◾ Paneer - cut into small square blocks.. Save 5-6 separately for garnish.

✔Step 2 Slow cooking 

◾In a saucepan, add 100 - 120 ml water, sliced onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies, poppy seeds, cashew nuts, peppercorn and cloves. 

◾Simmer for 5-7 minutes. 

◾Switch off the gas stove. 

◾Allow it to cool down. Keep it aside until called for.

✔Step 3 Make a thick Paste 

◾ In a mixer grinder jar, add the slow cooked mix (prepared in step no. 2) And all the ingredients mentioned below to make a thick paste. 

,◾Grind to a fine paste.

✔Step 4 Cooking time 

◾Transfer the grinder paste in a nonstick or heavy bottomed frying pan.

◾Simmer it for 3-5 minutes..

◾Add paneer cubes and stir gently to combine. 

◾Serve hot garnished with paneer cubes..


◾Add green chillies as per taste.

◾To adjust the consistency of this gravy, add milk. Water is not advised as will spoil the taste of this gravy..

◾Don't cook the gravy on high flame and for longer time.

Same gravy made with paneer and peas..


  1. WoW, it looks super delicious and you have such a beautiful varieties of paneer recipes..Loved it & beautiful clicks Deepa

  2. At first when I saw first picture, I thought this is a dessert. And then I read the title again. Silly me! ;) Its even something better. This Mughlai shahi panner looks wonderful, Deepa. Would love to try this sometime! :)

    1. Yes, you're absolutely right. You know I was very much confused as what to do or how this dish should be nicely presented as everything in this dish is white.. Firstly i tried this recipe with peas... But the addition of peas affected the taste.. (image added in post) and then added pista and a few rose petals for garnish.. Sometimes it's good to confuse and keep other guessing as what it is.. he he he. Thanks a lot dear for sharing your views on this post. ๐Ÿ˜Š Big thumbs up.๐Ÿ‘

  3. Awesome Mughlai shahi paneer recipe and I am definitely going to try it:)

  4. I seriously can't wait to try this out girl :-) That looks so rich and delicious. Lovely share!

    1. Thank you so much dear Kushi. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. Rich creamy paneer recipe i would love trying it sometime. Nice shots. Garnish look great with petals to highlight

    1. Thank you so much dear Smitha. As this recipe is mild and sweet in taste so pls adjust green chillies as per your taste.. But I believe this is one of the rich and yummy recipe which surely going to showstopper whenever you give it a try.

  6. I second Anu.. I thought its a sweet too. ;-) Awesome recipe Deepa. Love it. I pretty much have all the ingredients. Will give it a try soon. Have a paneer lover at home. ;-)

    1. Thank you so much Vidhya. This recipe was created with lot of excitement as wanted to surprise mom... mom see i can also make your favorite recipe with ease.. believe me it tasted ditto - same preparation, we order malai kofta for her. As this was again my trial ans error recipe, which worked the way it was planned.. very soon i
      I'll make this with paneer kofta. Please try, love to hear from you again..

  7. This Shahi Paneer looks superb and delicious.. Thank you for sharing it.. I am here for the first time.. My space is seenasfoodbasket.. :)

  8. welcome Seena! Thanks for stopping by. Very much appreciate your feedback on this blog post.

  9. This looks so tempting .... Can have just like that...

    1. Good to see you back. Thank you so much dear Soma. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘