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Shahi Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)



4 portion(s)


  • 40 g unsalted cashew nuts, (Raw or Roasted)
  • 2-3 pieces Onion halved
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 10 g ginger, (Cut into 2cm size)
  • 20 g OilveOil, (approx 2 Tbsp)
  • 2 tablespoon garam masala powder, (from Basic Cook Book)
  • 2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder, (Optional)
  • 2 tablespoon MDH Shahi Panner Masala, (Optional)
  • 170-200 g Thickening cream, (Bulla's Light Cream)
  • water, (1-1.5 Cup)
  • 2-3 heaped tablespoons tomato paste, (or 2 medium sized tomatoes quartered)
  • salt, As per your taste
  • 300 g Paneer (Indian cottage cheese), (if frozen must be thawed). Cut into 2cm cubes

Recipe's preparation

    Shahi Paneer Masala
  1. Place cashew nuts into the mixing bowl. Mill at 10 Sec/Spd 9. 

    Keep it in the bowl.


    Add Onion, Ginger, Garlic, red/green chillies (optional).

    Chop at 3 sec/Spd 5. 

    Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula if needed.


    Add Oil and all the dry spices (Garam Masala, turmeric powder, Corinder powder, Cumin powder, MDH Shahi Paneer Masala (this is optional) , Salt (As per your taste)). 

    Then cook for 10min/100 degree/Spd 2(you can even do this step for 6 mins but I like my onions to be sauted for a bit longer)


    I also normally prefer to add more spices as they get bit bland once cream is added. But please avoid if you like it less hot/spicy.


    Add Cream, Water & Tomato Paste (or fresh tomatoes quartered).

    Mix all for 5 sec/Spd 6


    Cook all of them for 6 mins/100 degree/Spd 2


    Add Paneer (indian cottage cheese) and gently mix with spatula and cook for 5 min/90 degree//(Spoon Speed).


    Please be careful not to mash the paneer while mixing 

    Please note: if the paneer is very soft, then cook only for 3 mins. 


    Serve it with Roti/Naan/Rice. 


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I normally mix all dry spices separately in a small bowl. Easier to put all together into the mixing bowl.

You can always play with the spices and make it more or less hot.

If you want to use less oil then you can either add water or increase cream. For eg if you want to use 1TBsp of oil then just add extra 50-60ml of water or cream.


This is my "First" recipe contribution in the community tmrc_emoticons.)It is very special to me as it's my hubby's favourite dish ,which I learned from him only tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I dont know what I did wrong but mine tastes...

    Submitted by jazzyshaggs on 19. April 2020 - 15:54.

    I dont know what I did wrong but mine tastes awful.
    I used 2 large onions and cooked for over 10 minutes but the dish tastes very bitter.
    Used the right measurements of all spices but did not include the MDH Shahi Paneer because I could not find it.
    I have not yet added the cheese as I dont want to ruin more ingredients ?
    Any ideas as to why this is ?

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  • thank you so much for lovely

    Submitted by Ragz13 on 15. March 2016 - 17:49.

    thank you so much for lovely feedback. I shud have specified onion weight will weigh it next time i cook and edittmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This is hands down the best

    Submitted by jkfoodie on 15. March 2016 - 10:54.

    This is hands down the best curry I've ever made (and i've tried a lot because Indian is my favourite dish). This was also the very first thing I made in the TM. So some of the instructions were missing but I fumbled my way through and it came out superb. Will definitely be a regular of mine.

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  • This was delicious! I wasnt

    Submitted by Viking Girl on 13. March 2016 - 04:23.

    This was delicious! I wasnt sure how much onion to add from the recipe so i just added one large one. Was also low on paneer so topped it up with some chopped carrot. Yummy! next time ill brave it and add some more chili. Thanks for the recipe tmrc_emoticons.)

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