Paneer jalfrezi

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Paneer jalfrezi is a colorful and yummy gravy prepared with paneer and mixed colored peppers / capsicums. It goes very well with hot roti, parathas and even with pulao.

Paneer jalfrezi


      • 1 cup – Paneer (sliced lengthwise as shown in picture)
      • 1 cup – Mixed color capsicums / bell peppers (sliced lengthwise as shown in picture)
      • 1 no – Onion (sliced lengthwise)
      • 1 no – Tomato ( grind them to puree)
      • 1 tsp – Ginger garlic paste
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1/4 tsp – Cumin powder
      • 1/2 to 1 tsp – Red chilli powder
      • 2 tsp – Coriander powder
      • 1/4 tsp – Garam masala powder
      • 1/4 tsp – Lemon juice
      • 1/8 tsp – Sugar
      • 1 tbsp – Coriander leaves chopped for garnishing
      • 1 tbsp – Oil
      • Salt to taste

Paneer jalfrezi process

Preparation method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion and saute for few seconds. Then add ginger garlic paste along with little salt, saute until raw smell goes.
  2. Add tomato puree, saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder, saute until raw smell goes.
  3. Now add colored capsicum or bell peppers and cook until they are 1/2 done. Then add paneer, mix well and cook for few minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup of water to it, along with required salt and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Finally add lemon juice and sugar, mix well and cook until you reach semi gravy consistency. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot roti or pulao.

Paneer jalfrezi


  • I used red, green and orange colored bell peppers or capsicum in this recipe.
  • I did not fry paneer in ghee or oil before adding it to the gravy.

Paneer jalfrezi


  1. wow wow one of my fav looks so inviting and delicious dear :)

  2. That is such a well presented meal... love paneer...looks so yum......

  3. Wow! this looks delicious. Well explained.

  4. Looks real delicious ! Nice clicks !

  5. I love jalfrezi as it s so effortless to make. I love the fact that you have used multi colored peppers. The curry looks inviting

  6. Neatly explained and looks lip smacking.

  7. Neatly explained and presented and looks lip smacking.

  8. Paneer Jalfrezi looks colorful and delicious..

  9. Paneer Jalfrezi looks really delicious.. & very colourful..


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