A dish that is one of the most ordered in Indian restaurants, and a staple in Indian celebrations, be it weddings, birthday parties or festivals is Shahi Paneer. Soft succulent paneer cubes in a rich, thick, aromatic gravy, this dish is truly majestic and does full justice to its name (Shahi means ‘Royal’). No wonder then that it’s loved by vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike and is immensely popular across people of all age groups.
Many North Indian restaurants become extremely popular if they nail the preparation of this dish with their signature style. Customers flock to such restaurants to savour the taste of the Shahi Paneer gravy. However, food service restaurants across the country often struggle to maintain the flavour and consistency of Shahi Paneer, throughout the year.
This is largely because of the seasonal inconsistencies in the flavour and colour of fresh tomatoes, the key ingredient that lends this dish its Royal taste. Tomatoes, when perfectly cooked with onion paste give this dish its distinct tangy flavour, thickness and that perfect red colour. Hence, choosing the highest quality tomatoes is integral to the final flavour of the dish. However, as the quality of tomatoes varies with season, maintaining the flavour of the dish becomes a challenge to chefs.
Taste with Convenience
What if there was a secret ingredient to get that perfectly flavourful and aromatic Shahi Paneer gravy each time, irrespective of the season? What if chefs could serve their signature Shahi Paneer with the same flavour and colour, every time a customer ordered it?
Well, that perfectly cooked Shahi Paneer dish is now a reality with Kagome’s Crushed Tomatoes. A one-of-its kind product from Japan’s No. 1 Tomato company, Kagome Crushed Tomatoes is the recommended alternative to tomatoes, in Indian gravies and Italian base sauces. It has No Added Preservatives, Flavours or Colours! The product promises a rich red colour, chunky texture and freshness of tomatoes to make your Shahi Paneer dish mouth-watering, all year round. What’s more, Kagome’s Crushed Tomatoes guarantee convenience, as boiling and crushing tomatoes are now a thing of the past. Further, it comes with Kagome’s promise of Consistent Quality and Price, all year round.
Here’s a quick and easy recipe to make the mouth-watering Shahi Paneer dish in no time using Kagome’s Crushed Tomatoes:
Cooking time: 60 mins
- Kagome Crushed Tomatoes 400 gms
- Cooking oil half cup
- Cooked onion paste 100 gms
- Cashew paste 80 gms
- Kashmiri red chilli paste 60 gms
- Garlic ginger paste 30 gms
- Coriander powder 2.5 tsp
- Jeera powder 2 tsp
- Kitchen King masala 2 tsp
- Butter 80 gms
- Malai paneer cubes 400 gms
- Khova 20 gms (optional)
- Sugar 5 -7 gms
- Dry fruit mix 20 gms
- Fresh coriander 5 gms
- Green cardamom powder small pinch
- Kasuri methi 2 pinch
- Cream 120 gms
- Cook Kagome Crushed Tomatoes, onion paste, cashew nuts, khova, green chilli, red chilli, and garlic for 45-50 mins.
- Once the Crushed Tomatoes are cooked well, blend till the mixture is smooth and cook further with a tadka of the rest of the dry powders and dry fruit mix.
- Add sugar, paneer and cook further.
- Finish the gravy with butter, cream and kasuri methi and garnish with fresh coriander.
So, all set to serve the perfectly cooked bowl of everyone’s favourite Shahi Paneer and put a smile on your customers’ faces? Discover Kagome’s tomato products, to enjoy the winning combination of Global Quality Products at Local Prices. If it’s tomatoes, it’s Kagome!