Shahi Paneer can literally be translated to “royal paneer.” My recipe is that of a rich, creamy curry made with a base of nuts, onions, yogurt and spices.
Paneer is a fresh cheese that is popular in Indian cuisine. It is made by curdling milk with a food acid (often lemon juice), then pressed into cubes. The most notable thing about paneer cheese is that it does not melt, providing a texture similar to tofu.\\
There are some variations to make the recipe. Some Shahi Paneer recipes use tomatoes and butter. I have opted not to use these ingredients, instead using yogurt to lighten up the dish considerably.
The Shahi gravy is full of fragrant flavors including onion, ginger, garlic, red chilli powder, saffron and cardamom. Balanced out with thick, creamy yogurt, this lightened up version of Shahi Paneer is perfect for special occasions.