Oct 16, 2010

Paneer Jhalfraezi

A tasty quick paneer dish, goes well rotis / pulao. Recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor !!

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 15-20 minutes
Servings : 4


Cottage cheese (paneer), 2 inch pieces - 400 grams

Tomatoes, halved and seeded - 2 medium

Green capsicums, halved and seeded - 2 medium

Onions, thickly sliced - 2 medium

Oil - 1 tablespoon

Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon

Whole dry red chillies, halved - 2

Ginger, thin strips - 2 inch piece

Green chillies, chopped - 2 (or slit lengthwise)

Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Ginger - garlic paste - 2 teaspoon

Salt - to taste

Vinegar - 1 tablespoon

Garam masala powder -1 teaspoon

Fresh coriander leaves, chopped - 2 teaspoons


Cut tomatoes and capsicums into two inch long and one-fourth wide slices.

Separate the different layers of onions.

Heat oil in a kadai / wide frying pan. Add cumin seeds. When they change colour add red chillies. Add ginger julienne, green chillies and onions. Sauté for half a minute.

Add ginger - garlic paste, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Stir well and add capsicum. Cook for two to three minutes.

Add paneer fingers and toss. Add salt and vinegar and cook for two to three minutes. Stir in tomato pieces and garam masala powder. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves. Serve as side dish with Rotis / Rice and with other gravy dishes (This recipe partially adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor's cookery book).

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