Paneer Jalfrezi/How to make Paneer Jalfrezi28 May, 2017
- Servings : 3
- Prep Time : 6 min
- Cook Time : 15 min
Jalfrezi originated during British rule in India when leftover veggies cooked or marinated in spicy gravy. Jalfrezi means spicy food, which is good for the diet.
In Paneer Jalfrezi, paneer is cooked with julienne mixed bell pepper, onion and Indian authentic spicy. It is very easy and quick recipe that can be prepared in a jiffy.
Paneer Jalfrezi is dry paneer recipe like Kadai paneer that goes well with roti or naan. Paneer Jalfrezi is a great option for making Paneer Kathi Roll.
Here is a step-by-step recipe of Paneer Jalfrezi.
Paneer 220 gm Red bell pepper 1medium cut into juliennes Green bell pepper 1 medium cut into juliennes Yellow bell pepper 1 medium cut into juliennes Carrot 1 medium cut into juliennes Onion 1 medium cut in to juliennes Tomato puree 5 tbsp. Tomato Ketchup 1 tbsp Turmeric powder ½ tsp Chilly powder 1/2 tsp Coriander powder 1 tbsp Oil 2 tbsp Cumin seeds 1 tsp Ginger 1’’ cut into juliennes Green chilies 2 cut into juliennes Sugar 1 tsp Salt to taste Vinegar 1 tsp Kasoori methi 1/8 tsp Garam masala 1/8 tsp Cilantro to taste
Cut lengthwise all colored bell pepper, onion, carrot, and paneer. Heat oil in cooking pan over medium heat. Once hot, add cumin seeds and let it crackle.
Add ginger, chilies juliennes and sit-fry for a min and then add sliced onion and sauté till it gets lightly brown.
Now add sliced carrot and stir-fry for 3 min. Add tomato puree along with tomato ketchup, coriander powder, chilly powder and turmeric powder
Sauté for 5 min or until you see a fat release from the sides Add sliced bell pepper, mix it well and let it cook for 5 min over medium heat. Now add paneer cubes and toss it well.
Add Salt, sugar, and vinegar and mix it well.
Finally, add crushed kasoori methi and garam masala and cook for 2 min over low heat, paneer absorbs the spices very well.
Paneer Jalfrezi is ready to serve with Roti/Paratha or Naan
1. Lemon juice or amchur can be used instead of vinegar
2. Paneer Jalfrezi is dry recipe so I did not add water if you would like to have little gravy, go ahead and add water after step 5.
3. Soaked the paneer into hot water before adding to the gravy.
4. Paneer pieces can be sautéedé in the oil before adding to the gravy.
5. You can add any other veggie you liked.
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