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paneer jalfrezi
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Paneer Jalfrezi recipe

Paneer jalfrezi is a quick sabji recipe with spices and masala powders. Filling and satisfying side dish or roll it in a roti for a quick bite or lunch box.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Soaking time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3


  • 200 gm Paneer block
  • 1 Carrot
  • 8 Beans
  • 1 Capsicum small
  • 1 Tomato deseeded
  • 3 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds powder
  • 1/4 tsp Roasted methi seeds powder or add kasoori methi
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt - as needed

To Temper

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds or kalonji
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves


  • Thaw paneer,cut into thin strips and keep it immersed in hot water till use.
  • Slice the carrots into thin diagonal slices and beans too diagonally as shown in the picture.
  • Cut tomato into four,deseed it and cut into thin strips as well.
  • Heat pan with oil and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’.
  • Add the tomato puree,tomato ketchup,red chilli powder,coriander seeds powder,ginger garlic paste and salt.(add kasoori methi at this stage if you are using kasoori methi. Just crush it in between ur palm and add)
  • Fry for 2 minutes till the masala gets cooked.
  • Now add the cut carrot,beans,fry for a minute.
  • Add 1/4 cup water and cook covered for 4 – 5 minutes.
  • The veggies should get cooked as well as it should be crunchy.
  • Add methi seed powder at this stage.
  • Add capsicum and tomato and stir well.
  • Lastly add Paneer and toss well in high flame.
  • Cook for 2 minutes until the curry turns shiny.
  • Add lemon juice and give a toss.


  • Changes I made to the original recipe are,I omitted methi seeds and kalonji seeds(onion seeds) in the tadka part.
  • Also I added roasted methi seeds powder towards the end instead of kasuri methi.
    Original recipe asked for amchur powder,I had no stock so added lemon juice. So if you can get the above items,you can try that too.