Sunday, September 29, 2013

Paneer Jalfrezi

Hi Readers,

I tried Paneer Jalfrezi for Lunch yesterday. It is quite easy dish compared to other Paneer dishes. It is basically a stir fry of vegetables with Paneer and the main distinguishing factor is the manner in which vegetables are cut. All of them are chopped into finger like strips. Lets now have a look at the recipe.

Ingredients :- 
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 teaspoon cumin seed
1 large onion, halved and finely sliced
1/2 tablespoon ginger paste
1/2 tablespoon garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 small green pepper, quartered, de-seeded and sliced (150g)
2 ripe Tomatoes, quartered and sliced
150 g paneer, cubed
3 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped (=cilantro)


Heat oil in a skillet and fry cumin seeds for one minute.

Add onion and fry on low heat until soft. Add more oil if necessary.

Add ginger and garlic paste and fry for a few seconds until well blended.

Sprinkle in the spice powders and some salt and cook on low heat until the oil begins to separate in about 3 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent scorching.

Add the sliced pepper pieces, stir and simmer gently until they are nearly done but still hold their shape, for about 8 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and paneer and cook for about 2 minutes until soft but not mushy; the tomatoes will begin to soften at once because of the salt that has already been added.

Check the seasoning (you may need to add a little bit more salt, take off the heat and serve hot, sprinkled with fresh coriander. 
This is a part of main course that served with rice preparations or with roti, chapati or paratha. 

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