Shahi Paneer Kofta

Shahi Paneer Kofta

Shahi Paneer Kofta curry is one of the most delicious curries you will ever come across. It is very rich and creamy. As the name implies, this Shahi Paneer Kofta curry uses all the shahi ingredients like paneer, Khoya, dry fruits, saffron and cream. This curry sounds very difficult to make but it’s not at all.

Shahi Paneer Kofta

To make it more simple, I have divided the cooking instructions in the 3 steps. First for making Kofta, second for making Gravy and Third to assemble them. The best part is you can split the cooking process for two days by preparing the gravy on one daay and making the koftas on the next day. If you have party, just prepare the kofta and gravy a day before the party day and just assemble them on the party day.

Shahi Paneer Kofta

This Shahi Paneer Kofta is very rich dish. Dont feel guity about eating this koftas. After all its not every day that you cook such rich food.  I made this Shahi Paneer Kofta in the Appe Pan. But you can deep fry them too. But believe me there is no need to deep fry them. It tastes so good without deep frying them. This curry is little bit sweet, little sour and little bit spicy.

For Jain – Skip Onion, Garlic and Ginger. Add 10 more cashews while making gravy.


For Paneer Kofta

Grated Paneer – 1 1/2 cup

Bread slices – 3

Salt to taste

Green chili paste – 2 tsp

Garam Masala – 1 tsp


For Kofta stuffing

Khoya / Mawa – 1/3 cup

Chopped Mixed Dry fruits (Cashew, Raisin, Almonds) – 1/4 cup

Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp

For gravy

Chopped Tomatos – 2 cups

Chopped onion – 1cup

Garlic cloves – 5 to 6

Ginger paste – 1 tsp

Cashews – 20

Red dried chilies – 3

Butter – 2 tbsp


Kitchen king masala – 1tbsp

Red chili powder – 1tsp

Khoya / Mawa – 2 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Heavy cream – 2 tbsp

Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp

Sugar – 1 tsp (Optional)

Salt to taste

Some cilantro and some grated paneer for garnishing



For Kofta

1. Crush the bread slices into blender. Keep it aside.

2. Take a big mixing bowl. Add grated paneer, crushed bread, green chili paste, salt and garam masala. Mix the well. Divide them into 15 to 16 parts. Make round balls. Keep them aside

Shahi Paneer Kofta

For Kofta stuffing

3. Mix all the ingredients of stuffing in a ball and divide them into 15 to 16 equal portions and make balls.

4. Now stuff the Khoya / Mawa balls into the paneer balls and then make them into tight round koftas.

Shahi Paneer Kofta

5. Heat Appe pan over medium to heat. Apply some oil. Place the Shahi Paneer Koftas and cook until light golden brown color from all the sides. Keep them aside.

Shahi Paneer Kofta

For Gravy

6. Take tomatoes, onion, ginger, garlic, cashews and red dry whole chilies into a pan. Add 2 cups of water and cook them for 15 minutes over medium to high heat.

Shahi Paneer Kofta

7. Let them cools down little bit and Make a paste.

8. Heat butter in another pan. Add prepared gravy. Mix well. Let it cook for 10 minutes over medium heat. Stir in between. Add water if gravy is very thick and is sticking to the bottom.

Shahi Paneer Kofta

9. Add Chili powder, salt, turmeric powder, chili powder, kitchen king masala, Khoya and kasuri methi. Mix them very well and cook it for 5 minutes over medium heat.

10. Add heavy cream. Stir well. Cook it for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Shahi Paneer Kofta

Lets assemble them

11. At the time of serving, Heat gravy and add Paneer koftas. Let them cook together for about 5 minutes over medium heat.

12. Shahi Paneer Kofta is ready. Garnish it with cilantro and grated paneer. Serve them with Naan, Paratha, Roti, Kulcha or with jeera rice.

Shahi Paneer Kofta


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