Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe
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Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe

Paneer Jalfrezi is a mildly spicy curry with dash of sweetness to it.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 250 gram Paneer cut into strips
  • 1 medium size onion cut into squares
  • 1 bell pepper cut into cubes
  • 1 capsicum cut into cubes
  • 1 carrot cut into cubes
  • 1 firm Tomato seeded and cut into cubes

Ingredients for the sauce

  • 2 Tomato blanched and pureed
  • 2 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp Ginger – Garlic Paste
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Nigella Kalonji seeds
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Each Red Chilly Powder Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder and Mango Powder
  • 2 tsp Kasuri Methi or Dried Fenugreek Leaves


  • Heat oil in a stir-fry pan ( buy it here ) over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and nigella seeds, let them splutter.
  • Add chopped onion, fry till onion turn pink. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry well for a minute.
  • Add thinly cut carrot strips and fry on high flame for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree, tomato ketchup, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, mango powder, garam masala and salt. Fry them until the mixture is slightly dry.
  • Add the colored bell peppers,capsicum and fry again on high flame for 2 minutes.
  • At last add tomato strips (seeded and cut) and paneer strips and gently mix them until all the masalas coat all the vegetables and paneer.Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes but do not stir very frequently otherwise Paneer strips will crumble.
  • Sprinkle kasuri Methi and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve Paneer Jalfrezi warm with chapati or naan.


Equipment Used: Stir-fry pan ( buy it here )