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Shahi paneer
Shahi paneer (left) and Butter Naan (right)
Alternative namesPaneer Rajwadi, Chhena Rajwadi
Place of originIndian subcontinent
Main ingredientsPaneer, cream, tomatoes, spices

Shahi paneer or Paneer Rajwadi[1][2] or Chhena Rajwadi or Raajsi Chhena is a preparation of chhena or paneer, native to the Indian subcontinent, consisting of a thick gravy of cream, tomatoes and Indian spices.[3]

This dish is prepared by emulsifying tomatoes, onions, ground cashews, clarified butter and cream into a curry, with the addition of chhena/paneer cubes and a variety of spices.[4]

It is mainly eaten with traditional Indian flat-breads like tawa roti or tandoori roti, rice and bread. Chhena and Paneer are terms for Indian cottage cheese, and Rajwadi and shahi are terms for royal.

Similar dishes include paneer butter masala and Kadai paneer. The subtle difference between paneer butter masala and shahi paneer is that more of whole spices are used in paneer butter masala, whereas shahi paneer has a sweeter taste when compared to paneer butter masala.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Paneer Rajwada | Shahi Rajwada Paneer". Zayka Ka Tadka. Retrieved 2023-04-09.
  2. ^ "Paneer Rajwadi – Tandoori Culture". Retrieved 2023-04-09.
  3. ^ "Shahi Paneer: The taste of North India".
  4. ^ "Shahi Paneer Recipe".
  5. ^ "Shahi Paneer Vs Paneer Makhani? - inHouseRecipes". inHouseRecipes. 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2016-10-24 – via