Paneer Jalfrezi

Another jalfrezi variation - this time with cheese.

Paneer Jalfrezi
Preparation time
Cooking time


For 4 Person(s)


  • 1.5 cup(s) paneer (deep fried and cut in small cubes)
  • 1 large onion, sliced thick
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced thick
  • 1 Whole green bell pepper, sliced thick
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ginger-garlic paste
  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) roasted cumin powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) Punjabi garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cumin seeds
  • 3 Whole green chili, sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon(s) tomato ketchup
  • 1 cup(s) vegetable oil, to deep fry paneer
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt, or as desired

Paneer Jalfrezi Directions

  1. Deep fry paneer cubes till light golden.
  2. Drain from oil and soak in a bowl of hot water, drain before using.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seed and fry till dark.
  4. Add green chili, fry for a min.
  5. Add sliced onion, fry until it is translucent.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste, stir fry until raw smell is gone.
  7. Now add sliced tomato. Fry for 2 min turning gently.
  8. Add spice powders and salt, keep stirring until spice powder is well mixed.
  9. Add sliced bell pepper and fry for 5 min.
  10. Add ketchup, mix and cook for 2 min.
  11. Finally add drained paneer cubes, mix gently and cook for 5 min.
  12. Remove from heat, garnish with fresh cilantro. Paneer Jalfrezi is ready to be served.