Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Paneer Jalfrezie

This is a quick dish that can be tossed together in no time and I love the combination of crunchy capsicum (Bell peppers) with paneer. I used home-made paneer this time which hadn't set fully and so it was more crumbly than usual but still was creamy and delicious. I love eating this plain and it is also great when wrapped in a warm roti.


Paneer - 250 grams, cubed
Bell Peppers (Green or Red) - 1 large or 2 medium, cut into 1 inch cubes
Onion - 1 medium, cut into 1 inch cubes
Tomato - 1 small, chopped

Ginger - 1 inch piece, chopped
Green Chillies - 2, chopped
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup, chopped
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - half tsp
Cumin seeds - half tsp
Dried Red chilli - 1
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp

1) Heat oil in a pan, toss cumin seeds and broken red chilli, once they sizzle, add the ginger, green chillies and onions. Sauté for a few minutes.

2) Now add the bell peppers and cook for 2 minutes more before adding the chilli powder & turmeric powder. Add the chopped tomatoes and salt and allow this to cool till the tomatoes are a bit mushy.

3) Now toss in the paneer pieces (which can be pan fried previously if desired, I didn't) along with garam masala and cook a while longer until the flavours meld.

4) Finally toss the coriander leaves and remove from the stove for a delicious side-dish.


  1. Am really drooling now..the picture is so tempting!!good one..

  2. Wow they look super yumm. Am planning to have rotis for lunch and this ould have bee delicious with it

  3. Supppppper Duuuuuuuuuuuper recipe Lavanya:)

  4. Wow looks gr8. Delicious and yummy looking recipe.

  5. The taste is what that really matters,though it looks crombly ,since its home made,it should have been so delicious and hope u had a great snack!

  6. Very nice recipe Laavanya. I have both of them (pepper and paneer) languishing somewhere. I need to try this.

  7. Looks appetizing laavanya! I can imagine the taste as you said, when wrapped up in a warm roti.. Hmm.. delicious :)

  8. Looks really nice... great click... delicious recipe...

  9. You even make your own paneer?!
    I cannot even remember the last time I bought some paneer from the store. H likes it a lot... maybe that's why! ;-)

  10. I luv pannerrrrrrrr....and your recipe is good..worth a try..will let u know how it came out.

  11. Nice, This might just make me try the tofu version... not that I don't like paneer, but I like it a little too much, that I will eat the entire thing.

  12. wht a colourful combo with roties..

  13. Gal u make me hungry early in the morni! Perfect to quick fix meal!

  14. I make jalfrezie similarly without the paneer..i should try this sometime..

  15. Yummy with rotis.. I make them too.. I add in potatoes, carrots sometimes.

  16. Gorgeous dish! Anything with paneer gets my attention.

  17. I make with mixed veg..Looks so yummy Lavanya

  18. Name itself is so tempting to cook !!
    Nice pic !!

  19. great way to have paneer with some veggies.....delicious...

  20. A nice combination of paneer and vegetables. Have put up the lunch box event round up.

  21. hey laav, saw ur note, thanks for dropping by. Had gotten' a lil' busy, hope to post once before diwali, then a short break ;) paneer looks yum, ever ready for paneer :)

  22. mmm. looks so delicious and colorful.

  23. A personal favorite when I eat out :)

  24. I agree with "RAKS KITCHEN
    The taste is what that really matters..."since paneer is home made but good that you give it a try.
    "PANEER JALFREZIE" is looking very spicy & yummy,would certainly like to try it!


  25. Very colorful photo....healthy and yummy.

  26. I haven't had this for so long...looks really tempting...

  27. There are quite a few recipes but your end-result looks really good, esp the crumbly paneer!

  28. Thank you Sowmya, Sireesha, Kitchen flavours & Happy Cook.

    That's true Raks and it didn't disappoint.

    Thanks Red Chillies - i hope you do.

    It was yummy Sujatha - thx

    Thank you Srikar.

    TBC.. oh do you not like paneer as much as H? I also like it a lot.. :)

    Thanks Sangeeth, I hope you do.. let me know.

    I can relate to that Anudivya... i like paneer quite a bit too. Tofu should work really well, i imagine.

    Thank you Suma, Cham, Divya, Mahima & Lisa.

    I must try the mixed veggie version sometime Kamala.

    Thank you Archy & Raaji.

    Vandana, I just did - it is awesome.

    Hey Richa, good to know you are doing good. awaiting your diwali post.

    Thank you Uma, Nags, Vibha & N33ma

    Usha, thank you :)

    Sra, thanks.. i thought the crumbly paneer didn't look as appetizing but I loved it's taste :)


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