Thursday, May 21, 2009

Paneer Jalfrezi

Panee Jalferzi is a quick, easy and very tasty dish to create at home. It is such a
easy dish that even a first time cook can make it with out looking at the recipe twice.

200gm cottage cheese (paneer) diced
1 large onion diced
5-6 medium size bell pepper (any colour ) diced
1 medium size ripe tomato diced
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp cumin seed (jeera)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp Kitchen King masala or Sabji masala
2 tbsp vinegar or lime juice
Salt (as per taste)
Fresh coriander chopped (for garnishing)
2 tbsp cooking oil

1. Heat oil in a pan and temper cumin seeds .

2. Add ginger and garlic paste and fry until well blended.

3. Add onion and pepper and saute for 4-5 mins.
Stir frequently to prevent scorching.

4. Now sprinkle in turmeric powder, chilli powder,
coriander powder and pepper powder and cook for 2 mins.

5. Add diced tomatoes and cook for 2-3 mins.

6. Now add sabji masala and salt.

7. Then add paneer and cook for about 2 minutes until soft and stir
with soft hand so that it remains in shape.

8. Add vinegar or lime juice just before turning off the heat.

9. Garnish with fresh coriander.

Panee Jalferzi should be served hot and it goes well with Indian breads like phulak,
naan, tandori roti , rumali roti etc or with basmati rice too but my personal
favorite which blends with it and triggers my taste gland is namkeen pori.


Lisa said...

I love anything with paneer. Sounds like a fine way to enjoy my favorite cheese.

Red Chillies said...

Looks very nice. Quick question for you Preeti, what is the difference between paneer jalfrazi and kadhai paneer? Only the kasuri methi?

Preeti Singh said...

Thanks Lisa & RC for the encouraging words.
RC, main difference is of thick tomato and spicy sauce which we use in Paneer Kadhai.

Parita said...

paneer jalfrezi looks mouth watering..made me hungry :) first time here..lovely blog..will visit often now:)