Shahi Paneer Mutter Video by Tarla dalal

Shahi Paneer Mutter Video by Tarla dalal

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The word 'Shahi' is immediately associated with rich, fat-laden and royal Subzis. Here is a healthier version of the same, made with well-chosen ingredients and slight modifications to the cooking style. You will be surprised to note it retains the royal flavour! To maintain the richness and the taste of this Shahi subzi I have used low-fat milk and 1 tablespoon of cashewnut paste.


Recipe Description for Shahi Paneer Mutter

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Makes 3 servings
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3/4 cup low-fat paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1/2 cup boiled green peas
3/4 cup onion paste , refer handy tip
1 tbsp cashewnut (kaju) paste
1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/2 cup low-fat milk , 99.7% fat-free
1 1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving
Whole wheat parathas

  1. Heat a non-stick kadhai on a high flame and when hot, add the onion paste and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the onions light brown in colour, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the cashewnut paste, garlic paste and dried fenugreek leaves, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of water to avoid the onions from burning.
  3. Add the low-fat milk, ½ cup of water, green chilli paste, garam masala and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the paneer and green peas, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with whole wheat parathas.

Handy tip :

  1. 1½ cups of roughly chopped onions when blended in a mixer (using very little water) gives ¾ cup of onion paste.

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