Vegan shahi paneer or shahi tofu is such an amazing recipe. Vegan shahi paneer has all those comforting, rich flavors of a shahi paneer recipe, but made with plant-based tofu and yogurt!
Shahi paneer is called a creamier, sweeter paneer dish, but it is well-balanced with spices to make it really tempting.
250 gm tofu
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp butter
One-inch ginger, minced
2 green chilis, chopped
Two green cardamoms, crushed
01 medium onion, sliced
¼ cup cashews
4 medium tomatoes, chopped
⅓ cup yogurt
½ tsp red chili powder
¾ tsp Kashmiri lal mirch
Half tsp garam masala
One-fourth tsp ground turmeric
kasoori methi 1 tsp
maple syrup 01 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Serving 4 people
Firstly, cut tofu into the shape of your choice and mix it with a little red chili powder and salt. Keep it aside.
Now, take a pan and add 1 tbsp butter to the pan over medium heat. Then add ingredients such as ginger, green chilis, and ground cardamom (from 2 green cardamoms).
In addition, stir for 1 minute before adding onions. Cook for a few minutes, stirring it frequently until the onion appears translucent in color.
Further, add cashews and tomatoes to it and increase heat to medium-high and cover it with the lid and cook for a few mins.
Stir in between.
Next, turn off the flame let it cool down, and then add yogurt to it. Stir it well and then turn on the flame. Then again stir it. Cook it uncovered for 5 minutes.
After that, remove the pan from the heat. Let it cool slightly.
Then, add ¼ cup water if necessary. Blend the mixture
Take a pan, and add oil to it. Now, take cut tofu and shallow fry it. Fry both sides till they turn light brown.
Besides, take another pan and add 1 tbsp of butter to it on medium-low and fry spices such as red chili powder, kashmiri lal, garam masala, turmeric, and kasoori methi (if using) until fragrant, about 1 minute.
After that, pour the gravy into the pan containing spices also add salt, maple syrup, and a little more water if necessary.
Cook for a few mins over medium-low. Next, add tofu to the gravy. Cover and cook for a few more minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves
Finally, serve and enjoy!
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