Paneer Jalfrezi (Restaurant style) | How to make Paneer Jalfrezi (Restaurant style)

By Simranjit Kaur  |  22nd Sep 2015  |  
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Paneer Jalfrezi (Restaurant style)by Simranjit Kaur
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About Paneer Jalfrezi (Restaurant style) Recipe

A quick stir fry of paneer, bell peppers, onion and tomato in a spicy tomato paste.

Paneer Jalfrezi (Restaurant style)

Ingredients to make Paneer Jalfrezi (Restaurant style)

  • paneer (cut into 2 inch by ½ inch long pieces) - 250 gms
  • onion (Large thinly sliced) - 1
  • ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 Tbsp
  • green chillies - 2 or 3
  • 1 Green capsicum deseeded and sliced
  • 1 Red Bell pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 1 large tomato deseeded and sliced
  • 1 cup - tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp - tomato Ketchup
  • ½ tsp - sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tbsp - coriander Leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • salt to taste
  • ĵ tsp - turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp - red chilli Powder
  • 1 ½ heaped tsp - dhania Powder
  • ĵ tsp - Garam masala
  • 1 tbsp - Kasuri Methi/Dried fenugreek Leaves
  • 1 tsp - cumin Seeds

How to make Paneer Jalfrezi (Restaurant style)

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When cumin starts to sizzle and turn deep brown, add sliced onions and saute for 2 minutes.
  2. Next add ginger-garlic paste and green chilies and fry for 2 minutes on medium flame until the raw smell disappears.
  3. Mix in turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and crushed kasuri methi and give it a quick stir.
  4. Add tomato puree, tomato ketchup, sugar and salt to taste and cook it for 4-5 minutes on a medium flame, stirring in between.
  5. Toss in bell pepper and cook for a minute. Add paneer pieces and tomato slices and gently stir them so that each paneer pieces is nicely coated with the masala. Please take care not to break the paneer pieces. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Turn off the gas and add garam masala, finely chopped coriander leaves and lime juice and mix them well.
  7. Let it rest covered for 5 minutes for all the flavours to blend.

My Tip:

The following recipe is a drier version with little bit of sauce just to coat the paneer and vegetable pieces. If you want to make a gravy version of the Paneer Jalfrezi, simply add a cup of fresh cream just towards the end of cooking process and let it simmer for few minutes.

Reviews for Paneer Jalfrezi (Restaurant style) (1)

Sakshi Khanna3 years ago

Looks great!