Mughlai Shahi Paneer
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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
▫Preparation time 5-10 minutes
▫Cooking time 5-10 minutes
▫200 grams homemade paneer
✔For Slow Cooking
▫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
✔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.