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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Paneer Jalfrezi- Vegetarian Delight

Paneer Jalfreze/jhal frezi/zalfrezi is  an Indian  party special paneer recipe,especially for vegetarians,which is easy to cook and looks tempting .All vegetarian friends to try this at home.

1.Cottage Cheese (Paneer)- 400 grams
2.Tomatoes-2 medium sized
3.Capsicum-2 medium sized
4.Onions-2 medium sized
5.Ginger-2 inch piece
6.Green chillies-1-2 (finely chopped)
7.Coriander Leaves- ¼ medium branch (finely chopped)
8.Red chillies whole-2 (Break into two pieces)
9.Oil-3 tbsps
10.Red chilli powder- ½ tsp
11.Turmeric Powder (haldi)- ½ tsp
12.Salt to taste
13.Vinegar- 1 ½ tsp
14.Garam masala powder-1 tsp
15.Cumin seeds (Jeera)-1 tsp


1.Cut the paneer into 2 inches long pieces.
2.Wash and cut the tomatoes and the capsicum into halves, deseed and cut them into two inch long slices with ¼ inch width.
3.Peel and wash the onions and cut into thick slices. Separate the different layers of the onions.
4.Peel, wash and cut the ginger into julienne.( Julienne is a culinary knife cut in which the food item is cut into long thin strips, similar to matchsticks.)

5.Heat oil in a pan/kadai.Add cumin seeds .When they change colour ,add the red chillies.
6.Add the ginger julienne and sliced onions. Sauté for half a minute.
7.Add the red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Stir well.
8.Add the capsicum.Cook for 2-3 minutes.
9.Add the paneer fingers and toss them well.
10.Add salt and vinegar and cook for 2-3 minutes.
11.Add the tomato pieces and garam masala powder.
12.Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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