Paneer Jalfrezi

Cottage cheese batons tossed with onion, tomato and capsicum strips in a spicy tomato based gravy. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Paneer Jalfrezi

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Main Ingredients Paneer (cottage cheese), Oil
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 200 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2-3 dried red chillies
  • 1 medium onion, cut into strips
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into strips
  • 1/2 medium green capsicum, cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, cut into juliennes
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 10-12 fresh coriander sprigs


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds, red chillies and sauté till cumin seeds are brown.
  2. Cut cottage cheese into batons.
  3. Add onion, tomato and capsicum strips to the pan and toss.
  4. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, green chillies and ginger. Toss to mix.
  5. Add vinegar and toss again. Add tomato sauce, mix well and cook for a minute.
  6. Add cottage cheese batons, salt and garam masala powder and toss to mix.
  7. Chop coriander sprigs and add. Mix well and give it a toss. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 951
Carbohydrates 31.4
Protein 42.4
Fat 72.9
Other Fiber Zinc- 2.2mg