|September 26, 2022


Soft and creamy Restaurant-Style Mughlai Shahi Paneer is a dish that celebrates delicious flavors and priceless spices. Serve this vegetarian dish with hot paratha, naan, or roti.

If you don't like bread, this Shahi Paneer tastes excellent when served over rice if you want a luxurious curry and a simple rice bowl for dinner.

Shahi Paneer is only one of the culinary treasures that Mughlai cuisine has contributed to the world. One of those mild vegetarian curries, similar to Paneer Butter Masala and Paneer Makhani, is a very welcoming respite to all the spice and heat of other sides and main dishes. Unlike this Kadai Paneer, this dish is a creamy fusion of textures rather than extremely spicy or fiery flavors from other Indian dishes.

This dish has everything if you're looking for a recipe to dazzle family and friends at a luncheon or dinner party. It is a true luxury best saved for the weekends and special occasions.

As the name suggests, Shahi Paneer in Hindi means "Paneer for the Royalty." Shahi Paneer is a Mughlai dish that is simmered Paneer in a creamy gravy, a shahi sauce made of onions, Yogurt, nuts, and seeds. Therefore, ingredients like Yogurt, cream, almonds, and seeds are used in the cooking process to give the dish a rich flavor. Some people prefer paneer tomato sauce or Paneer in tomato gravy, but we recommend a Lababdar sauce for a delicious paneer pesto made in Shahi sauce. 

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The Khansaamas (chefs serving in the royal kitchens) discovered this Mughlai cuisine during the Mughals' rule in India. The base of Shahi Paneer is Persian and Central Asian cuisines, with strong Indian influences that originated and served in India and are now world-famous. Palak Paneer Sauce and Matar Paneer Sauce are other delicacies made by the royal Khansaamas.  

How to make Shahi Paneer at home

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Luxurious, rich, and flavorful are the words that come to mind when we think of shahi paneer. Velvety smooth sauce, delicate paneer cubes, and a ton of flavor make this dish a royal delicacy. Serve with butter naan or rice for a finger-licking, nutritious meal.

Print Recipe
  • Course: Main dish
  • Cuisine: Indian/ North Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20-25 mins
  • Serves: 5-6 people


  • 3 Cups- Water
  • 2 Cups- Cubed Paneer
  • ½ Tsp- Salt
  • ½ Tsp- Pepper
  • ⅓ Tbsp- Butter
  • 2 Tbsp- Heavy Whipping Cream


  • Season paneer with salt and pepper.
  • Add the Easy Indie Bowl Royal Paneer Gravy Mix to a bowl and mix thoroughly with water to create the gravy.


  • Melt butter in a pan.
  • Add gravy and bring to a rapid simmer on med/high heat. Stir regularly: 2-3 min.
  • Add seasoned Paneer to the pan. Continue simmering until gravy thickens to desired consistency: 8-10 min. Stir to avoid burning.
  • Remove from heat and drizzle in the cream. Let sit: 3 min.
  • Enjoy!

Health benefits of Shahi Paneer

Paneer typically has 20 grams of fat, 20 grams of protein, and less than 2 grams of carbohydrate per 100 grams. For a high-protein diet, it can be the best option besides meat. It has numerous Health Benefits, such as:

DISCLAIMER-  This blog does not provide you with any medical advice. It is strictly meant to be an informational and recipe blog only. Please consult your physician or medical expert for what works best for you.

  1. May lower the risk of breast cancer - The prevalence of cancer is high, and the rate of breast cancer in women is rising alarmingly (especially in unmarried and pre-menopausal women). Paneer contains calcium and vitamin D, which may help reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  2. Helps in Weight loss- Good news for all you workout addicts! Paneer may aid in weight loss since it contains protein, which keeps you full for a long time and prevents you from overeating. Furthermore, it has a fatty acid that may aid in fat burning.
  3. Ensures a Healthy Digestive System - It contains phosphorus that may aid in easy elimination and digestion, and magnesium prevents constipation since it has a laxative effect. So, Paneer may aid in a happy tummy. 
  4. Beneficial for Diabetics! - Diabetic? But don't worry because you can have Paneer! The magnesium in Paneer may help control and maintain blood sugar levels and may enhance the immune system, heart health, and heart. Also, the protein in Paneer may avoid sharp rises and falls in blood sugar levels.
  5. Strengthens the bones and teeth - Calcium builds bones and teeth, and Paneer is high in calcium. Aside from this, calcium intake may support healthy cardiac muscles and a smooth functioning neural system.

Summing up with Shahi Paneer

The shahi paneer sauce is an excellent delicacy. Even though you can cook shahi paneer using everyday pantry ingredients, this particular dish is genuinely shahi because of the thick gravy, luscious Paneer, and unique flavors. Serve over butter naan, roti, or rice for a delightfully filling meal you won't forget!


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