Paneer Jalfrezi

20m    Serves 4 People

Vegetable Paneer Jalfrezi is an easy and healthy stir fry recipe made with cottage cheese, vegetables like bell peppers and Indian spices

  • 2 Tbsp oil or ghee
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Medium onion sliced lengthwise
  • 1 Tsp ginger minced
  • 1 Tsp garlic minced
  • 1 Tsp red chili powder
  • 2 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp coriander powder
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 5 Red bell pepper sliced lengthwise
  • 5 Green bell pepper sliced lengthwise
  • 5 Yellow bell pepper sliced lengthwise
  • 1 Medium tomato sliced lengthwise, de-seeded
  • 5 Cup tomato puree 1 large tomato
  • 200g Paneer cut lengthwise
  • 5 Tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp kasuri methi optional
  • Juice of half lime
  • 2 Tbsp coriander leaves
  • Cut the veggies and paneer length wise and keep aside.
  • In a kadai/pan, heat oil, once oil is hot, add cumin seeds let them sizzle.
  • Then add sliced onions ,minced ginger, garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes on medium heat until light brown.
  • Next add the spices like turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and a splash of water and saute the masala on medium high heat another minute.
  • Make sure to add the water else spices will burn.
  • Add the bell peppers and continue sautéing them for another 2-3 minutes till they tender and cooked.
  • Add sliced tomato and tomato puree and saute for a minute until the tomatoes soften.
  • Finally add the paneer, garam masala, toss well to coat with all the spices. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes. You can also add kasthuri methi at this stage.
  • Lastly, Squeeze from fresh lime juice and sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  • Paneer Jalfrezi is ready to serve with naan or rice.