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Shahee Paneer Kofta (Cottage cheese in cashew-nut gravy)

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Shahee Paneer Kofta is a royal Lucknow (North Indian Cuisine) dish and has very rich ingredients.

The Cottage Cheese or Paneer is fried and then cooked in Cashew-nut gravy and seasoned with Indian spies.




  • Cottage cheese/paneer (200 gms)
  • All purpose flour/ maida (50 gm)
  • Cardamom powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Ginger chopped (1/2 tsp)
  • Green chilles chopped (1/2 tsp)
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • Cumin powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Garam masala powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Cahewnut paste (100 gm)
  • Saffron dissolved kevda water (4 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coriander powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Butter (25 gm)
  • Fresh cream (2 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (a pinch)
  • Oil to fry


  1. Grate the paneer/cottage cheese in a bowl and mash it well. Add turmeric powder, salt, coriander leaves, green chillies, cardamom powder, cumin powder/jeera powder, kevda & saffron dissoved, ginger and all purpose flour/ maida and mix them all well. Make balls out of this mixture.
  2. Test one ball in hot oil and if it breaks, add more flour into it and mix again.
  3. Fry the cheese balls and keep it aside.
  4. For the gravy, heat a pan, add butter and oil (5 tsp).
  5. Add chopped ginger, green chillies and saute.
  6. Add cashew-nut paste and mix well.
  7. Add water in between so that the cashewnut paste will not stick to the bottom.
  8. Add coriander powder and allow it to cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Add saffron and kevda water, cardamom powder, jeera/cumin powder, garam masala and salt. Mix them well and cook it for 2 minutes.
  10. Add the cheese/paneer balls in the gravy and mix well. Cook it for 2 more minutes.
  11. Add butter and cream mix well.
  12. Garnish the Shahee paneer khofta with fresh cream, coriander leaves and garam masala.

Shahee paneer khofta is ready to be served with Indian breads.

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