CHILI PANEER JALFREZI is a perfect recipe to accompany your mains. Goes well with Indian as well as a Chinese menu. A perfect combination of paneer/cottage cheese in chili tomato gravy cooked along with sauteed vegetables like mushrooms, capsicum, onion, and tomato.
Made in rich tomato gravy. This recipe is quick to prepare but the flavors replicate that of your favorite restaurant. You will fall in love with the recipe and pin it to your weekly menu. This is an easy recipe but there are a few points to remember.
How to make the perfect and quickest Chili Paneer Jalfrezi:
- Use tomato puree instead of fresh pureed tomatoes.
- Cut the vegetables in a similar size and style.
- Saute the vegetable in oil or butter on high flame for the perfect charred look and flavor.
- Tomatoes should be cubed/ cut in 4 for better look and flavor.
This is a perfect accompaniment to your Indian as well as Chinese and continental mains. We make this weekly or fortnightly.
A few Other Paneer recipes you may like on the blog :
- Paneer Biryani | Authentic Mughlai Biryani |Easy everyday recipe.
- Shahi Paneer | Makhni Paneer |Restaurant Style Shahi Paneer.
- Matar Paneer | Cottage cheese and peas gravy.
- How to make creamy homemade Paneer | Cottage Cheese in 5 minutes.
- Paneer Tikka -How to make paneer tikka on griddle.
- Paneer-Mushroom-Spinach in cashew cream sauce- Made under 30 minutes.
- Kadhai Paneer- Restaurant Style.
- 200 gms paneer cubed
- 1 green capsicum
- 1 big onion cubed
- 2 medium Tomatoes cubed or cut into 4
- 4-5 big Mushrooms sliced/cubed
- 1 spring onion plus 1 tbsp for garnish
- 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
- 1/4 cup tomato puree or 100 gms
- 1 tsp Red chilli sauce
- 1 tsp salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder/degi mirch to taste
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
- 1 tbsp cream
- cilantro / green coriander leaves For Garnish
- 3 tbsp Oil to saute vegetables
- 1 tsp Oil to cook.
- 1 tsp kasoori methi /Fenugreek leaves optional
- Heat oil in the pan.
- Sautee the vegetable separately till little charred and done. Keep these aside till the end.
- Now in the same oil, add the spices on simmer and add a little water to avoid the spices to burn. Once the oil separates, add the tomato puree, tomato ketchup, ginger garlic paste, red chili sauce. Cook till oil separates.
- Now add the cubed cottage cheese/paneer. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the sauteed vegetables. Mix well. Keep simmer.
- Add the cream and cook for another minute or two.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and spring onion greens. Serve hot.
Goes well with Noodles, Rice and Roti. Perfect with both Indian and Chinese mains.
Bernice Hill says
Hakka is one of my favourite culinary mashups. All the best flavours of both cuisines in one dish is so delicious!
Kathyrn Donangelo says
I’ve never made this before but I’m so glad I did! This dish is packed with so many flavors, it was perfect! Thank you!
Beautiful dish, lovely wholesome flavors, so colorful and inviting. I was so happy eating this could not have enough. It was also easy to make and I am a beginner making Indian food. Your recipe guided me perfectly, thank you! The whole family loved it. Will be making it again.
Chef Dennis says
I love learning how to make new dishes and your recipe was easy to follow and the Paneer OMG delicious~!
Erin Dooner says
I’ve never had paneer before but it looks so delicious and flavorful! Great tips. 🙂
Paula Montenegro says
Such an interesting recipe that appears to have so much flavor! I love that you use tomatoes and mushrooms, I can only imagine the depth of flavor they give it. Thanks for sharing, it’s a wonderful recipe to start learning more about paneer.
This dish looks so warm and comforting. I’ve never tried paneer before, but I love all types of cheese so I’m going to need to find some. I love Indian cuisine so I will definitely be giving this a try
I’ve never had paneer before believe it or not but I’m loving the sound of this recipe. I love the fusion of flavors and spices…definitely something I would love to make soon!
Loreto Nardelli says
This is a lovely dish! I absolutely love paneer and the flavors you have playing togethet in this dish! Well done!