How to make Paneer Jalfrezi - Cottage cheese batons tossed with onion, tomato and capsicum strips in a spicy tomato based gravy.

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Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Paneer Jalfrezi

English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

For more recipes related to Paneer Jalfrezi checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta Curry, Shahi Paneer . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Beans Foogath, Paneer Bhurji, Baked Vegetable Florentine, Paneer Babycorn Balchao.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 200 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 2-3

  • Onion cut into strips 1 medium

  • Tomato cut into strips 1 medium

  • Green capsicum cut into strips 1/2 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Ginger cut into juliennes 1 inch

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato sauce 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander sprigs 10-12


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds, red chillies and sauté till cumin seeds are brown.

Step 2

Cut cottage cheese into batons.

Step 3

Add onion, tomato and capsicum strips to the pan and toss.

Step 4

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, green chillies and ginger. Toss to mix.

Step 5

Add vinegar and toss again. Add tomato sauce, mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 6

Add cottage cheese batons, salt and garam masala powder and toss to mix.

Step 7

Chop coriander sprigs and add. Mix well and give it a toss. Serve hot.