Shahi Paneer Kofta
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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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Paneer Kofta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Dhwani


  • Ingredients

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, Almond- 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp

For gravy

  • Chopped Tomatoes - 2 cups
  • Chopped onion - 1cup
  • Garlic cloves - 5 to 6
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Cashews - 20
  • Red dried chilies - 3
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Oil
  • 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

  • Crush the bread slices into a blender. Keep it aside.
  • 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

For Kofta stuffing

  • Mix all the ingredients of stuffing in a ball and divide them into 15 to 16 equal portions and make balls.
  • Now stuff the Khoya / Mawa balls into the paneer balls and then make them into tight round koftas.
  • 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.

For Gravy

  • 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.
  • Let them cools down a little bit and Make a paste.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1Add heavy cream. Stir well. Cook it for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Lets assemble them

  • 1At the time of serving, Heat gravy and add Paneer koftas. Let them cook together for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • 1Shahi Paneer Kofta is ready. Garnish it with cilantro and grated paneer. Serve them with Naan, Paratha, Roti, Kulcha or with jeera rice.


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