Sunday, July 3, 2016

Shaan -E - Paneer ,Paneer in Tomato and Onion Gravy

I christened this Paneer dish Shaan -E- Paneer. Well I cannot say its my own invention because it is a nice mix of many recipes I collected. But this Paneer recipe has been tested again and again and has become a personal hit too.

Well so another paneer recipe on its way…The  best part about this recipe is that it is cooked with fresh whole masalas and in  the rich taste of butter.The red chillies moreover impart its red colour to THE Shaan E Paneer.Not a health freak’s diet  menu I agree but can be an occasional  pardonable exception once in a while….for me atleast….

I'm looking forward to dinner tonight ….some phulkas dipped into the rich  finger licking Shan –E -Paneer.....Ummmm….The thought itself is so tasty!

Here is the recipe….


Paneer cubes-1/2 cup
Tomatoes-1 cup or 3 small sized
Onion-1/2 cup
Cashew nuts-1/4 cup
Green chilli-2
Cinnamon sticks-11/2 inch
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Butter-2 tbsp+3 tbsp
Cream-1/4 cup
Red chilli-10
Coriander powder -1/2 tbsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp


In a Pressure cooker add 2 tbsp and sauté cinnamon,cloves and cardamom,then onions till brown. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté.
Add redchilli and sauté. Add tomatoes chopped  big and green chilli. Sprinkle salt and mix.
Pressure cook above for 5 whistles.Keep aside to cool
Meanwhile soak cashewnuts and grind to fine paste
Drain the cooked mixture into a  pan through a sieve. Then empty the mixture in the sieve into a mixer and grind. Drain the mixture in the mixer again with the help of a sieve.
Add the drained pulpy,clear  mixture to a non stick pan with 3 tbsp butter and cook till it thickens.Add cashenut paste also. Pls note the thicker the tastier(you  can thicken it upto a stage till oil seperates )
Take little butter and add cream and combine to the above.
Take some oil and add cumin seeds .Reduce flame and add coriander powder. Add  thickened paste to this and mix.
Add paneer cubes and stir well. You may add water as required.
Cook the mixture for 2-3 minutes.

Serve with hot chapathis.


  1. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.