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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Paneer Jalfrezi - Vegetable Paneer Jalfrezi - Babycorn Paneer Jalfrezi

Paneer Jalfrezi is an colorful,healthy Indian Curry made with fried Veggies & paneer in a thick tomato Sauce.It is a Good accompaniment for chapathi, roti,Naan and Mild pulao's.It is an Easy semi dry  Paneer Recipe. It is a Good option for stuffing inside chapathi rolls.

    This recipe i tasted it in one of the Indian restaurant in chicago. Planned to try for a long time.Brought paneer from the store, planned to do some gravies with paneer. i found baby corn & capsicum was also available in fridge. so made this curry.  Fried Baby corn,capsicum & Paneer in tomato sauce with spicy powders tastes delicious.

Paneer Jalfrezi

Paneer - 200 gms.
Onions - 2.
Tomato - 1. (puree it).
Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp.
kasoori  methi - 1 tsp (crushed)
oil - to fry.  
cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp.


Capsicum - 1 (Medium size)
Carrot - 1.
Baby corn - 10 

Spice Powders

chilli powder - 1 tsp.
turmeric Powder - 1/8 tsp.
coriander Powder - 1 tsp.


Cut the  onions,veggies & paneer into  length wise thin stripes, as shown in the picture.

if paneer is store bought , place it in hot water, for 10 - 12 minutes. so paneer becomes soft.

Puree 1 tomato and keep it aside.


  • Heat the oil, add cumin seeds . When it sizzles, add onions.

  • When onions turns slightly translucent, add Ginger garlic paste. Saute for 2 -3 minutes, till raw smell goes.
  • Add tomato Puree, tomato ketchup,Chilli powder, Coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. 
  • Saute for 4 - 5 minutes till tomato sauce is cooked well. Then add carrot and baby corn saute in high flame for 2 minutes. Then sim it to a low flame and cook it covered for 3 - 4 minutes.

  • When carrots & baby corn are cooked (it should maintain its crunchiness).Add capsicum saute for 4 - 5 minutes.when paneer when capsicum is cooked. 

  • Gently Saute paneer for 2 - 3 minutes in a vegetable gravy, till paneer is well coated with sauce & cooked. Crush kasoori methi and add it gravy, and give a quick mix.Finally garnish with fresh cilantro.
  • Cut the veggies into thin stripes, so it cooks faster.
  • you can add veggies of your choice. you can add beans also.
  • Cook the veggies  in the order as such, as i have mentioned in the instructions.
  • Veggies should be cooked and it should maintain crunchiness. 
  • Gently mix the paneer in a semi gravy.There is a chances of breaking Paneer.


Nava K said...

My kind of dish. Great flavours. I will have to buy the paneer as well. Still tofu is there always available.

Herbs Spices and Tradition said...

Very nice recipe, I love the combination of baby corn with cheese.

Padma said...

Delicious and healthy dish...loved it!!

Sundari Nathan said...

Wow!! Yummy jalfrezi!! Very well explained and tempting!!