Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe

Paneer Jalfrezi is a delicious recipe wherepaneer is tossed with onion, tomato and capsicum strips in a spicy tomato based gravy. You can serve it with a paratha and a raita for a weeknight dinner or pack it for lunch box.

Archana Doshi
Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe
1917 ratings.

Paneer Jalfrezi is a simple and quick to cook vegetable where the vegetables are stir-fried and tossed along with tomatoes and spices. The addition of homemade tomato puree, when combined with the homemade garam masala powder, and the fresh coriander leaves, brings out the fresh flavors of the Paneer Jalfrezi. Serve the Paneer Jalfrezi along with Raita for a weeknight dinner.

You can cook a lot more with paneer. Take a look at our other paneer based recipes

  1. Smoked Tandoori Paneer Tikka Recipe
  2. Achari Paneer Tikka Recipe
  3. Baked Pasta with Cottage Cheese and Spinach Recipe
  4. Spinach Basil Cottage Cheese Lasagna Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

60 M


4 Servings


  • 250 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 Onion , diced
  • 1 Red Bell pepper (Capsicum) , diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , diced
  • 2 Carrots (Gajjar) , diced thin
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 2 cloves Garlic , grated
  • 1 Tomato , diced
  • 1 cup Homemade tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 Stalk Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Butter (Salted) , softened

How to make Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe

  1. To begin making the Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe, first make your  Paneer, Tomato Puree and the remaining vegetables cut and ready.Heat oil in a cooking vessel. Once hot, add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter. Add sliced onions and saute for 5 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed cooking pan or a Kadai, heat a teaspoon of oil. Add the onions, ginger, garlic, bell peppers and carrots and stir fry on medium heat until they are lightly softened.

  3. Next add the tomatoes, the tomato puree, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, salt, red chili powder. Stir-fry the paneer jalfrezi for 4 to 5 minutes, until you notice a thick gravy has formed and all the spices have been absorbed well into the vegetables.  

  4. Finally add the honey, the paneer and stir it in the masala. Check the salt and spice levels of the Paneer Jalfrezi and adjust to suit your taste. Give the Jalfrezi a simmer for 3 to 4 minutes and turn off the heat.

  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve the Paneer Jalfrezi along with Raita for a weeknight dinner.