paneer jalfrezi recipe, how to make paneer veg jalfrezi recipe

paneer jalfrezi recipe

paneer jalfrezi recipe with step by step photos – one more easy paneer recipe. at times i just want to cook easy and quick and i make such recipes. i do like extensive cooking at times, but not always. more so in the summer heat, slogging in the kitchen is not what i prefer.

so just after posting the malai paneer, here’s another easy paneer recipe. the prep work is just slicing the veggies and making the tomato puree. if you use ready made tomato puree, then the prep work is halved.

in this paneer jalfrezi recipe, i have added veggies like carrots, baby corn and capsicum (green bell pepper). feel free to add your choice of veggies or skip the veggies completely.

i already have a baby corn jalfrezi recipe, but this recipe is slightly different and much mild and less spiced. a semi dry paneer dish, good for kids and people who cannot tolerate spicy food. the recipe has been adapted from the book 100 great indian recipes (India | US).

this mild and tangy paneer vegetable jalfrezi goes well with chapatis, naan or rotis. accompany a plain raita, boondi raita or an onion tomato raita by the side.

lets start step by step paneer jalfrezi recipe:

1. thinly slice all the vegetables. you can even shred the veggies in a food processor.

veggies for paneer jalfrezi recipe

2. heat oil in a pan and then add the ginger paste and dry red chilies.

making paneer jalfrezi recipe

3. saute till the raw aroma of the ginger goes away.

making paneer jalfrezi recipe

4. add the sliced onions.

preparing paneer jalfrezi recipe

5. saute for 2 to 3 minutes and then add the cumin powder, black pepper powder. stir and saute the onions for a further 3 minutes.

making paneer jalfrezi recipe

6. add all the sliced veggies. stir well. cover and cook the veggies on a low flame, till they are almost tender. about 10 to 12 minutes on a low heat. keep on stirring in between. its important to thinly slice the veggies, so that they cook faster. you can even chop them in small cubes.

saute onions - making paneer jalfrezi recipe

7.  meanwhile make puree of the tomatoes in a blender. no need to blanch the tomatoes.

tomato puree - making paneer jalfrezi recipe

8. add the tomato puree to the veggies.

add tomato puree - making paneer jalfrezi recipe

9. simmer without the lid till the rawness of the tomatoes goes away and the vegetables are completely cooked. about 6 to 7 minutes on a low flame. stir at times. season with salt, sugar and vinegar.

cook veggies - making paneer jalfrezi recipe

10. lastly add the paneer. stir well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

add paneer

11. garnish with coriander leaves or parsley and serve paneer jalfrezi hot with naan, rotis or phulkas.

paneer jalfrezi recipe, paneer veg jalfrezi recipe

if you are looking for more paneer recipes then do check palak paneer, kadai paneer gravy, malai paneer, paneer tawa masala, paneer makhani, paneer do pyaza and paneer butter masala.

paneer jalfrezi recipe below:

paneer jalfrezi recipe
 
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paneer vegetable jalfrezi - tangy, mild and semi dry dish of paneer cooked with vegetables.
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Recipe type: main
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 200 to 250 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 small to medium carrot, 50 gms
  • 9 to 10 baby corn, 50 gms
  • 1 medium to large capsicum/green bell pepper, 80 to 100 gms
  • 1 large onion, 100 gms
  • 1 medium to large tomato, 80 to 100 gms - about 4 to 5 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 inch ginger, crushed to a paste in a mortar-pestle or minced or 1.5 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • ½ tsp white vinegar or apple cider - you can also add more or less depending on your taste
  • ½ tsp sugar or as required
  • salt as required
  • ½ to 1 tbsp chopped coriander or parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. rinse and peel the carrots and onions.
  2. thinly slice the onions, slice the carrot into thin strips or shred them in a food processor.
  3. slice the baby corn and and bell peppers, thinly.
  4. thinly slicing the vegetables, helps them to cook faster.
  5. crush the ginger to a paste in a mortar-pestle or grate/mince it.
  6. chop the paneer into fingers.
  7. heat oil in a pan. add the ginger paste and dry red chilies.
  8. saute till the raw aroma of the ginger paste goes away.
  9. add the sliced onions. saute for two to three minutes and then add the cumin powder and black pepper powder.
  10. stir and saute the onions for a further 3 minutes.
  11. add all the sliced veggies. stir well. cover and cook the veggies on a low flame, till they are almost tender. keep on stirring in between. no need to add any water while cooking the vegetables. cook the vegetables covered, for about 10 to 12 mins on a low heat.
  12. meanwhile make puree of the tomatoes in a blender. no need to blanch the tomatoes.
  13. add the tomato puree to the veggies.
  14. simmer without the lid till the rawness of the tomatoes goes away and the vegetables are completely cooked. about 6 to 7 minutes on a low flame.
  15. season with salt, sugar and vinegar. lastly add the paneer. stir well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  16. garnish with coriander leaves or parsley leaves. serve paneer jalfrezi hot.


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