Paneer Jalfrezi

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Sudden guests at home and you obviously want to cook something super delish, this quick restaurant style Paneer Zalfrezi is good enough to impress your guests and have them wanting for more! 🙂
Paneer Zalfrezi is such a favourite, cottage cheese cubes cooked with other vegetables in a tomato based gravy. What makes it even more to savour onto is the fact that it’s not cooked in an overly rich gravy. Light on the tummy and lipsmacking to taste.

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Usually capsicum and onions are used with cottage cheese for Paneer Jalfrezi but i used carrots also along with others. It goes perfect with roti, parantha or rice! We relished it with Laccha parantha though. 😉
Aren’t the pictures tempting you to make your own? 😛
Let’s get to the recipe, and when you try, don’t forget to keep me posted with the feedback and pictures. 🙂
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Recipe :

Serves 4-6

Ingredients :
200 gms Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
2 medium sized onions
1 capsicum
2-3 large tomatoes
1 carrot
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tbsp oil
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp kitchen king masala
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 & 1/4 tsp salt (adjust as per taste)
1 tsp sugar (optional)
2 tbsp fresh cream
handful of coriander leaves, for garnishing

Preparation :

1.Wash and peel the carrot, julienne them.
2.Wash and cut the capsicum lenght wise.
3.Peel and slice the onions.
4.Cut one tomato into small dices and puree the other two tomatoes.
5.Cut the cottage cheese length wise into batons. Add these batons to warm water for a minute just to soften them.

Method :
Take a pan and heat the oil, add cumin seeds and bay leaf. Now saute onions and add ginger-garlic paste when the onions turn rosy pink. Add capsicum and carrot and cook for 2-3 minutes till soft, cover the pan with a lid. Give it a quick stir and add chopped tomatoes and the puree and stir again. Add all the spices, chilli powder, garam masala, kitchen king masala, salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Cook the veggies with spices for another 2-3 minutes. Add sugar and stir. Add paneer batons and fresh cream and stir very gently so as to not break the paneer pieces. Cover and let it simmer for a minute. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve it with your favourite bread or rice! ❤

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Cook it for your friends and family or for yourself 😉 and tell me how many compliments did you get in turn! Happy Cooking. xoxo

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