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Monday, February 8, 2010


This is Sanjeev Kapoor's one of the classic recipes. I saw this only once on TV in 1994 and still remember. It was just starting episodes of Khana-Khazana. My mom always makes killer Sham Savera on special occassions.

At the very basic, Shaam-Savera is Paneer stuffed spinach koftas in tangy tomato gravy. To save the real essence of this dish, I did not make any changes to the original recipe.

I recently made this on my son's six months' birthday. Everyone enjoyed it, so thought of sharing it with everyone. I also made 7 Layerd Paratha, Punjai Kadhi, Jeera Rice,and Paneer Cigars and will share recipes in upcoming posts..


-- For Kofta

  • 4 cups Spinach, chopped and boiled
  • 1 tsp Green Chilli paste
  • 2 cups Paneer, grated
  • 3-4 tbsp Corn Flour
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • Salt to taste

-- For Gravy

  • 3-1/2 cups Tomato Puree
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 1 Cinemon Stick
  • 1 Whole Red Chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Kasoori Methi
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 5 tbsp Cream
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 -1/2 cups Water
  • Salt to taste


-- For Kofta

1. Mix spinach green chilli, salt, and corn flour.

2. Mix Paneer, nutmeg, and salt in another bowl and make small balls.

3. Flatten Spinach mixture on your palm and put paneer balls in center of spinach to make kofta.

4. Deep fry koftas and keep aside.

-- For Gravy

1. Heat oil and butter in kadai, saute green cardamom, cinemmon stick, whole red chilli, garlic and ginger.

2. Add tomato puree, salt, red chilli powder, garam masala, and water. Mix well and bring it to boil.

3. Turn down the heat and simmer for 4-5 minuts.

4. Add heavy cream and turn off the stove. Pour into serving bowl.

5. Cut koftas into half and put into gravy.

6. Serve hot with paratha, naan, or tandoori roti.


kitchen queen said...

lovely tempting and inviting dish.

Cooking Foodie said...

I remember making Sham savera then after watching the episode. This recipe brings back memories. Thanks for posting!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Oh I am a fan of SK's... His dishes are simply fabulous u have made them like a pro Madhavi!!! Tempting pics!!! am drolling!!!!

lata raja said...

This is something I would love to eat a whole bowl up. No need for the main dish. Thanks for sharing!

Asha said...

Nice title, how appropriate, looks delicious! :)

Divya Kudua said...

Love the name Shaam-savera.Have never heard of this before..paneer and spinach must be a killer combo:)

Jagruti said...

like the name of recipe..;)) i do make this dish, me too saw on tv..yours looks yummy and tempting..liked all your dishes..following you..i also made corn curry..please come and see my version of it..


Padhu said...

Sounds very interesting

Parita said...

I like the name Shaam Savera, this dish is new to me and look very rich and creamy! Perfect for a party!

Prathibha said...

looks like a party cooking....looks very yummy wid dat paneer filling.....bookmarked..and will be prepared for my next party

Cham said...

Lots of delicious food, hope u do well and the little one.
The gravy is gorgeous and very exotic!

FoodLovers said...

thanks for lovely post

Laavanya said...

I saw this curry in a sanjeev kapoor book but never tried it. Looks really good - perfect for parties

Pari said...

Dear Madhavi, thanx for stopping by.
Thanks for bringing back all the momories, I love the Shaam savera...have made it several times and always loved it. The Mughlai corn is rich and creamy and loaded with sinful ingredients.
Love your collection of recipes will love to follow u.
Keep visiting may be we can learn more from each other.

Sushma Mallya said...

even i had seen this long long back and written down in my book, but i never attempted this one...sounds really good and seems the taste is awesome...

Shruthi Hebbur said...

i tried out today with tofus instead of paneer. came out good.

mommy days said...

thank u so much for this great recipe. i tried this out for a potluck party and it turned out very good too!!!

Priti said...


Your picture of the special meal you prepared with all dishes is been put on another website.

check the picture of 'specials'