Friday, 8 May 2015

Paneer Jalfrezi

Paneer is such an easy ingredient to cook but it is equally easy to get bored with the regular curries and recipes. A change in the recipe is always refreshing and this recipe is the perfect one to go with rotis/naan/parathas. So easy to prepare and so yummy to eat, try this recipe the next time you are making paneer and rest assured, you won't be disappointed. 
300 gms paneer cubes
1 large onion finely sliced 
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp garlic paste 
1 green bell pepper cubed (cut the pepper according to the shape of the paneer)
1 large tomato cubed (or 2 small)
3-4 tbsp tomato purée 
1 tsp kalonji/onion seeds 
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder 
1 tsp coriander powder 
1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
1 tsp kitchen king masala (or garam masala powder)
1/2 tbsp roasted and crushed kasuri methi
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing 
Oil as required 

Get all the core ingredients ready. 
Heat oil in a pan and fry the paneer cubes till slightly golden. Remove from heat and keep aside. 

Heat oil in a pan and splutter the onion seeds and cumin seeds. Add the onions and fry till translucent. 

Tip in the ginger and garlic pastes and fry till raw smell disappears. 
Add the dry spices except kasuri methi and stir well. 
Next add the tomato purée, tomatoes, and pepper and stir well. Fry till the tomatoes are cooked and the pepper slightly softened. 
Add salt and sugar and tip in the fried paneer chunks. 
Cover and simmer the flame and cook for 5 minutes. Add the crushed kasuri methi and stir. Adjust the seasoning and remove from heat. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with roti/naan/parathas or steamed rice. 

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