Paneer Jalfrezi (Paneer With Green Peppers, Onions and Tomatoes)

Recipe by tigerduck
READY IN: 30mins




  • Heat oil in a skillet and fry cumin seeds for one minute.
  • Add onion and fry on low heat until soft. Add more oil if necessary.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and fry for a few seconds until well blended.
  • Sprinkle in the spice powders and some salt and cook on low heat until the oil begins to separate in about 3 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent scorching.
  • Add the sliced pepper pieces, stir and simmer gently until they are nearly done but still hold their shape, for about 8 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and paneer and cook for about 2 minutes until soft but not mushy; the tomatoes will begin to soften at once because of the salt that has already been added.
  • Check the seasoning (you may need to add a little bit more salt, take off the heat and serve hot, sprinkled with fresh coriander.
  • Serve with Indian bread as suggested by Monisha Bharadway or with basmati rice and another Indian dish/other Indian dishes.