Paneer Jhalfrezi

Paneer Jhalfrezi
  • Yield : One medium bowl
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m

Paneer jhalfrezi  is a tasty and colourful dish which can be prepared in just a few minutes. This is a family favourite and cooked   at home at least once a week. Using skimmed milk cottage cheese instead of whole milk cottage cheese is a healthier alternative. The protein content is not altered only the fat content is reduced which is advisable for health. Serve with roties.


  • 300 grams skimmed milk cottage cheese cut into 1-inch fingers
  • 2 medium tomatoes, halved and de-seeded
  • 2 medium green capsicums halved
  • 2 medium onions, thickly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 dried red chilies, halved
  • 1 inch ginger, cut into thin strips
  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 and ½ tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander


Step 1

Cut the tomatoes and capsicums into thick slices. Separate the layers of the sliced onions.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a non-stick kadai. Add the cumin seeds. When they change colour add the red chillies, ginger strips, green chillies and onions. Sauté for thirty seconds.

Step 3

Stir in the chilly and turmeric powders. Add the capsicums and cook for two-three minutes. Add the cottage cheese and toss. Add the salt and vinegar and cook for two-three minutes. Stir in the tomato pieces and garam masala and cook for two minutes.

Step 4

Garnish with the fresh coriander and serve hot.

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