Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe

Paneer Jalfrezi is one more rich and healthy Paneer and vegetable gravy which is another classic Paneer recipe. This is one of the delicious Paneer gravy which is liked by most of the Britishers also. I have seen many foreigners order this delicious Paneer Jalfrezi in Indian Restaurants.  Paneer with carrots and capsicum cooked in onion-tomato gravy along with Indiab spices makes this gravy Queen of all gravies. Paneer Butte Masala, Paneer Pasanda, Mutter Paneer and many more gravies are Paneer special gravies. Along with this list, Paneer Jalfrezi is also a delicious special Paneer dish. We also make Jalfrezi only with veggies and exclude paneer also. Now let see how to concoct this yummy Paneer Jalfrezi. 

Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe
Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time40 mins

Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe
Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe

Cubed Paneer1.5 Cup*
Tomato 4
Ginger-Garlic Paste1 teaspoon
RedChilli Powder1/4 teaspoon
Coriander Powder1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder1/2 teaspoon
Garam Masala1 teaspoon
Coarse Pepper Powder1/2 teaspoon
Kasoori Methi1 tablespoon
Chopped Coriander Leavesfew
SaltTo taste

* 1 Cup = 250ml
For Seasoning:
Oil2 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon
Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe
Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe


  1. Cube the paneer and set it aside. Chop the onions, carrots, capsicum length wise and set it aside. Grind 3 tomatoes in a mixer to a pulp. Chop the remaining 1 tomato in length wise and set it aside. 

  2. First heat the pan with half of the oil, add the cubed paneer and fry in oil till they are slight golden color. Remove the fried paneer pieces from pan and set it aside. Now add the remaining oil, and add cumin seeds. 

  3. When the cumin seeds become brown color, add the sliced onions along with pinch of onion and saute them till they are transparent. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for 10 more seconds. Then add the tomato puree to the pan. You can also use canned crushed tomatoes which will give a nice color. 

  4. Then add chopped carrots and add 1/2 cup of water and close the pan with a lid and allow the carrot to cook. When the carrots are half-cooked, add capsicum to the pan.

  5.  Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt and cover the pan with lid and allow the capsicum to cook till they are tender. Then add the cubed paneer along with chopped tomatoes to the pan. Allow the gravy to boil for 5 more minutes.

  6.  By this time, the gravy would have become thicker. If not, just keep the flame low and allow it to become thicker. Finally crush the kasoori methi and add it to the jalfrezi and also garnish with coriander leaves.

  7. Delicious Paneer Jalfrezi is now ready to serve with any Indian Breads!
  8. Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe
    Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe

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I tried the recipe as instructed. It came out yummy yummy. My husband and kids relished eating the same. Thank you for the vivid instructions.



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