Friday 9 September 2016

Paneer Jalfrezi

Paneer Jalfrezi is a quick stir fry cottage cheese preparation tossed along with carrots, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes.
Make this restaurant style Paneer Jalfrezi when you have sudden guests at home.
Ready in a jiffy, it tastes absolutely delicious with naan, paratha or just steamed rice.

For more paneer/cottage cheese recipes click on the links below
Sesame paneer
Dum Paneer Kali Mirch
Sunhera Paneer
Kadhai Paneer
Paneer peda
  • 200 gms cottage cheese (cubed or fingers)
  • 2 medium sized onions sliced
  • 3 tomatoes pureed
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup carrot cut into long strips
  • 1/2 cup capsicum cut into long strips
  • 3-4 baby corns sliced (optional)
  • 2 tomatoes cubed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 2  dried whole red chillies
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi 
  • 2-3  tbsp oil
  • Few twigs of coriander leaves to garnish

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings

  • Heat oil in pan, shallow fry the cottage cheese fingers until golden brown.
  • Drain cottage cheese on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add cumin seeds, nigella seeds and whole red chillies.
  • When the seeds splutter add the sliced onions and cook till they turn translucent.
  • Next, add ginger garlic paste and saute till fragrant.
  • Now add the sliced vegetables, salt and half a cup of water and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree and cook till the rawness of the tomatoes is gone.
  • Now add the dry spice powders and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Next add cubed tomatoes and cottage cheese and cook for a minute on low flame.
  • Top it with crushed kasuri methi and garam masala powder.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, serve hot.
  • I paired it with fresh steamed rice and minty lacha paratha and it was absolutely delicious.

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