Paneer Jalfrezi


1 cup sliced paneer
1 Onion – sliced
2 Tomatoes – sliced
1 Green Pepper – sliced
1 Yellow Pepper – sliced
1 Orange Pepper – sliced
½ tsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
¼ tsp Garam Masala Powder
¼ tsp Red Chili Powder
¼ tsp Cumin Powder
¼ tsp Coriander Powder
2 tbs Oil
¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
¼ tsp Mustard Seeds
2 whole Red Chilies – broken into pieces
Salt to taste
(in the spices you can add 1/4 tsp of Turmeric Powder, I didn’t).


In a non-stick pan heat the oil and add the Cumin and Mustard seeds.
Let it sputter for a few seconds, add the broken Red Chilies (make sure your exhaust is on as the oil may be too hot for the chilies).
Add the sliced onions after a few seconds and let it fry till translucent.
Add the sliced tomatoes and let it cook for a few minutes.
Add all the Peppers in one by one. Cook slightly.
Add the Ginger and Garlic Paste and let it cook for a few seconds.
Add the sliced Paneer toss with vegetables till well mixed.
Add the remaining spices and mix well but gently as the Paneer pieces may break (approx. 2-3 minutes). If you are worried about breaking the paneer pieces add the spices beforehand with just the peppers.
Add salt as per taste.
Toss vegetables a few times, cook for at least 10 to 15 minutes, tossing on and off so that the vegetables don’t burn.
I like to get my paneer pieces slightly red on either side before serving. You can also used fried paneer pieces to speed up the process.
Serve Hot with Roti or Naan.

Happy Eating ☺

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