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Authentic Jain style Sahi Paneer (Tomato, Cashew, Cottage Cheese Curry)


The authentic Jain style Sahi Paneer is a delicious rich creamy gravy dish with flavor full spices. It is quick to prepare, loved by kids, perfect for weekend lunch or dinner or can be prepared for any special occasion. Sahi Paneer can be served with any Indian bread, such as naan or with rice.


  • Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese 300 grams
  • Cashew 15-20
  • Almonds 1 Tbsp. (4-5 Pieces)
  • Cream ½ cup or regular milk
  • Melon Seeds without skin (Magaz seeds) 1 Tbsp.
  • Tomatoes 4 Medium Size red and ripe (chopped) or 4 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • Ginger 2 inch piece grated or paste
  • Green chili paste 1 Tsp. (optional)
  • Garam Masala Powder 1 Tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder 1/2 Tsp.
  • Kasuri Methi Leaves/Dried Fenugreek Leaves
  • Oil 1 tsp.
  • Butter 2 Tbsp.
  • Coriander Powder 1 Tbsp.
  • Sugar 1 Tsp.( adjust according to your taste)
  • Red Chili Powder 1 tsp.
  • Green Cardamom Powder ¼ Tsp.
  • Pinch of saffron/kesar, crushed
  • Salt to Taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add tomatoes and cashew nuts chopped, almonds copped, melon seeds, sauté lightly. Cook for 10-12 minutes or tomatoes are pulpy. Let it cool.
  2. Transfer this mixture into a mixer jar, and grind to a paste with a little water, transfer the mixture into the same pan.
  3. Add butter; add red chili powder, grated ginger, green chili, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, kasoori methi powder, salt and sauté.
  4. Add pinch of saffron cover and cook a low heat for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Add cream and mix well. Add Paneer, garam masala powder, green cardamom powder, sugar and mix well.
  6. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with some cream and serve hot.

Note: I used regular whole milk instead of cream to decrease fat level in my dish because making frequently Paneer dishes.

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