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Shahi Paneer

A simple paneer without onions and garlic
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Paneer/Cottage Cheese Serving: 6 Cooking Time: 20 mins after soaking


  • Paneer 3 cups cubed (500 g)  
  • Char magaz (Melon seeds ) dried and peeled, 30 g, soaked in water, for at least
  •    2 hours, and then ground to a paste
  • Ghee (clarified butter ) or butter 1/4 cup (60 g)
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Finely chopped ginger 1 tbsp
  • Tomatoes, grated 2 cups grated (500 g)
  • Haldi (turmeric) 1/4 tsp
  • Dhania (Coriander) powder 2 tsp
  • Salt , to taste or 2 tsp
  • Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala 1/4 tsp
  • Green chillies, slit 2-3
  • Water 3/4 cup
  • Chopped coriander leaves, for garnish 1 tbsp


  • Heat the ghee or butter in a heavy based sauce pan and add the cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds begin to splutter, add the ginger and brown it very slightly and add the tomatoes and sauté over medium heat, till the fat separates.

  • Add the seed paste and the haldi, dhania powder, salt, chilli powder and the garam masala, and saute over low or medium heat, till the fat separates once again.

  • Add the green chillies and 2 cubes of crushed paneer and saute till the green chillies start looking glossy.Add the water and bring to a boil, then simmer for 3-4minutes.

  • Add the paneer cubes, simmer for about 2 minutes and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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