Shahi paneer is a North Indian dish. Shahi translates to “royal” so this is a royal dish made of a spicy gravy with indian cheese, yes oh my! First lets discuss paneer. Paneer is a form of Indian cheese treasured for its light, fluffy texture similar to cottage cheese but a million times better in terms of flavour. It’s creamy lightness adds a fantastic contrast to spicy gravies, which is largely why it is used in a variety of Indian curries. It can be purchased commercially but tends to have a tougher texture and lack some of the lightness of home made varieties. Luckily it is super easy to make at home, requiring only milk and lemon juice and a little time. The gravy of the dish is similar to a butter chicken, made up of cream, tomatoes and spices. The dish is usually eaten with roti, rice or, on special occasions, naan.