Punjabi Restaurant-Style Shahi Paneer

This Punjabi restaurant-style Shahi Paneer is a delicious way to introduce more vegetarian meals into your weekly rotation.


With a few easy shortcuts, this shahi paneer recipe comes together in 30 minutes. This recipe is short on time, but not short on flavour!

Step-by-step instructions!

Follow our easy instructions for success!

Saute the onions and ginger/garlic paste in a large skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil, over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.

Saute onions and garlic

Once the onions are translucent, add the cashews and let them lightly toast. Add in the spices and cinnamon stick to the skillet and combine with the onions and cashews.

Add aromatics

Once the spices are fragrant and toasted, add in the tomato passata. Cook through for another 2-3 minutes.

Make the sauce

Remove the cinnamon stick, and transfer the sauce to a blender with water. Blend until all the ingredients are smooth.


Finish the sauce

Transfer the sauce back to the skillet over medium heat, and add sugar and salt. Add the heavy whipping cream, and combine.