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Paneer Jalfrezi

Paneer Jalfrezi
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time

25 Mins

Jalfrezi is a dish cooked with peppers and onions and has become one of the most popular Indian recipes in the world. The combination of crunchy onions and peppers, creamy paneer and mushy tomatoes that come together with the spices. Serve this hot with roti and nothing else.
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  • Sunflower oil 2 tbsps
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Large onion, finely sliced 1
  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Green pepper sliced 150 g
  • Ripe tomatoes, sliced 2
  • Paneer, cubed 150 g
  • Chopped coriander leaves to garnish

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Cooking Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and fry the cumin seeds for 1 minute.

  2. Add the onion and fry until soft.

  3. Add the garlic-ginger paste and fry for a few seconds until well blended.

  4. Sprinkle in the spice powders and cook on low heat until the oil begins to separate, in about three minutes.

  5. Stir frequently to prevent scorching.

  6. Add the peppers, stir and simmer gently until they are nearly done but still able to hold their shape, for about 8 minutes.

  7. Add the tomatoes and paneer and cook for a couple of minutes until soft but not mushy, the tomatoes will begin to soften at once beacause of the salt that has already been added.

  8. Take off the heat and serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.

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Comments posted by users for Paneer Jalfrezi recipe:

  1. This turned out perfect. really good paneer recipe. simple and quick.

    on Dec 11 2010 10:48AM Report Abuse AKHANMAYO

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