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 JALFREZIE


Ingredients:
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

Method:
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.

28 comments:

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

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

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  3. Supppppper Duuuuuuuuuuuper recipe Lavanya:)

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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! ;-)

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

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  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.

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  12. wht a colourful dish..best combo with roties..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  22. mmm. looks so delicious and colorful.

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  23. A personal favorite when I eat out :)

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  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!

    Regards,
    Vibha.

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

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

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

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  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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