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Monday, April 18, 2011

I am trying this paneer jalfrezi recipe for first time and loved its simple procedure yet a yummy dish,I love it wrapped as Kathi roll,perfect idea for kid’s lunch box/snack box. Being paneer my kid’s favourite, this recipe has crunchy carrots,capsicum and beans too in it.So make its whole some when wrapped inside roti !! I love it because its tangy !!Yumm…
Paneer Jalfrezi

Paneer Jalfrezi recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch/ Dinner
Prep Time15 mins     |  Cook time: 25 mins     Serves: 3

Paneer - 200 gm

Carrot - 1

Beans - 8

Capsicum,small - 1

Tomato,firm - 1

Tomato puree(ground tomato) - 3 tblsp

Tomato ketchup - 1 tblsp

Ginger garlic paste  - 2 tsp

Red chilli powder - 3/4 – 1 tsp

Dhania powder - 1 tsp

Roasted methi seeds powder or add kasoori methi - 1/4 tsp

Lemon juice - 3/4 tsp

Salt - 3/4 tsp

To Temper

Oil - 3 tblsp

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - A sprig

Kathi Roll with Paneer Jalfrezi


  1. Thaw paneer,cut into thin strips and keep it immersed in hot water till use. Cut the carrots into diagonal slices and beans too diagonally as shown in the picture.Cut tomato into four,deseed it and cut into thin strips as well.
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  3. Heat pan with oil and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table.
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  5. Add the tomato puree,tomato ketchup,red chilli powder,dhania powder,ginger garlic paste and salt.(add kasoori methi at this stage if you are using kasoori methi. Just crush it in between ur palm and add)
  6. Tomato puree
  7. Fry for 2 minutes till the masala gets cooked.Now add the cut carrot,beans,fry for a minute.
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  9. Add 1/4 cup water and cook covered for 4 – 5 minutes.
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  11. The veggies should get cooked as well as it should be crunchy. Add methi seed powder at this stage.
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  13. Add capsicum and tomato and stir well.
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  15. Lastly add Paneer and toss well in high flame.
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  17. Cook for 2 minutes until the curry turns shiny.Add lemon juice and give a toss.
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    • Changes I made to the original recipe are,I omitted methi seeds and kalonji seeds(onion seeds) in the tadka part. Also I added roasted methi seeds powder instead towards the end.
    • Original recipe asked for amchur powder,I had no stock so added lemon juice.
    • So if you can get the above items,you can try that too.

Transfer to the serving bowl..
Panner jalfrezi

I like to wrap it in thin rolled roties and enjoy!
Kati roll

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  1. Absolutely stunning n amazing colors of veggies wonderful demo n presentation..love it...

  2. looks spicy and delicious dear...
    awesome clicks with lovely presentation:)

  3. Lovely pics n nice recipe..adding kalonji will impart a special flavor to this dish...plz pass me one roll now..:)

  4. Excellent....I am getting this done tonight for phulkas as I have made aam ki chutney and was wanting to make another dish just in case my husband thinks the chutney is too sweet!

  5. Looks super yum.....I luv it with rotis and rice too...Super tempting clicks!

  6. Perfect with roti and rice....bookmarked!!

  7. beautiful n tempting dear...yummmmmmmmm.

  8. Really very wonderful recipe...brilliant idea for kids lunch box..will try this out soon.

  9. Wonderful recipe!!! Loved the colours and the presentation :)

  10. Hi Raji,

    The recipe is mouth watering as usual and feel like doing now itself.Since i'm a beginner to cooking i'll be having lots of doubts so plz dont mind it.What u exactly mean by thaw panner.


  11. Omg, seriously am drooling over ur paneer jalfrezi,salivating here..

  12. What a lovely roll! Will be great for a picnic treat.

    Lite Bite

  13. wow what a delicious wraps :) loving t :)

  14. wow!!! yummy panner jalfrezi, awesome clicks, sounds yum!! inviting pictures

  15. Colorful dish...love the addition of nigella seeds....looks delectable....

  16. Looks too tempting!!! Love the wraps ;)
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

  17. Wow....wholesome n yummy rolls....real treat for kids...very nice pictures...lovely presentation:)

  18. Sounds tasty and yummy.... Great pics....

  19. I want to eat off the kadai - it's that good - Love all the pictures ---drooling :))

  20. so Yummy Raji. So colorful. Slurrp...

  21. wow!!! yummy panner jalfrezi, awesome clicks, sounds yum!! inviting pictures

  22. ooowwooo great photographs and a great paneer dish raks...

    Advanced Happy birthday wishes...

  23. Delicious Paneer Jalfrei...Very Tempting clicks raji,sure will try it...

  24. a must try recipe. Very interesting and tempting.Beautiful clicks

  25. I love kathi rolls.. like the addition of veggies in your version!

  26. the last pic looks as if painted:)I liked this recipe. I made paneer today. well next time I will make this! sound simple and nice.

  27. Paneer looks delicious dear. Very colorful and excellent presentation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  28. very inviting and tempting dish...love the rolled rotis....very yum
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  29. Mom used to make this slightly different and we love it with chapathi... Looks yum

  30. Drool drool.love the idea of kathi rolls.

  31. Looks super yumm..colouful and inviting.

  32. wow, love your curry and how you made a kathi roll out of it, mouth watering pics :)

  33. Love this veggie curry with paneer.

  34. looks as mouthwatering as your other dishes!! going to try it sometime.

  35. Woow looks yumm..fantastic idea for lunch box esp rolling it inside chapathi like a burrito!

  36. The roll with paneer looks absolutely stunning!

  37. Anything Paneer and it becomes my instant favorite.You have made it more interesting with the chapathi roll..Yum!

  38. Nice and Colourful Dish!

    Wish You a Very Happy B'day and Many More Happy Returns Raji!

  39. வாவ்...ரொமப் சூப்பராக இருக்கு ராஜி...அப்படியே இங்கே பார்சல் ப்ளிஸ்...

  40. Hey Raks,

    Very tempting dish. Loved the way you made it as a filling in the rolls. You truly have so much patience to present with step by step pics.


  41. Looks Yummy....My daughter is sure to love it...Beautiful clicks..

  42. I'm not a huge paneer fan but the jalfrezi looks totally mouthwatering, trust me! I can have it all, minus the paneer. The first picture is too appetizing, ah!

  43. Truly tempting.Very healthy and interesting combo

  44. Looks stunning...The whole post looks colorful.

  45. Hi my first award...so want to share with all my friends...I am happy to share it with u..plz come n collect them @

  46. Tempting and mouthwatering curry.....

  47. lovely blog you have here ! loved everything about this blog :)

  48. hi raks....i'm always looking for new paneer recipes that i know will come out well...the snaps look so inviting...would love to try out this recipe....:)

  49. Raks,

    many more happy returns of the day. Hope you had a wonderful birthday

    South Indian Home

  50. hi raji,
    beautiful step by step pictures, I love to keep staring at them :) the dish has turned out perfect and it's indeed a great filling for rolls.
    Belated b'day wishes dear:) have a great year ahead. God bless u with all that u aspire for.

  51. Dear Raks,
    I'm so impressed with your blog. Amazing pictures, amazing recipes, amazing blog... really well done dear. :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog too :)

    Ijan, blogresipi

  52. Hi Raks,
    U have a wonderful blog..Love the step by step snaps and details.
    Do visit mine as time permits..

  53. Mouth-watering recipes are, as usual, and feel like now I am a beginner to itself.Since cooking I doubt there will be many such people do not mind it.
    Complete kitchen

  54. That's great and this night aam KI chutney is very sweet with that and I think it just in case, I am getting made for those who want to eat another phulkas.
    Mens Jeans

  55. The photos look as tempting as your recipe..
    How do you put text on your photos?
    Can you give us a tutorial?

  56. Hi mahek, I use either picasa or photoshop elements tp write text in the picture. Send me a mail to the ID given in top right of the page(FEEDBACK) and I can help you with pictorials.

  57. Hi Raji;

    I tried this today and it was so delicious... yum .. yum ... yum !!!! Thanks for sharing. I'm serving this with rice for my kid.

  58. Hi Raji,

    a really lovely dish! It was really delicious....Thanks!

  59. Hi Raji,
    I tried this recipe today, it was delicious, but the paneer started to crumble into pieces when i add them to the kadai. Do you know what i'm doing wrong? Thanks, Vidya

  60. Hi raji..
    Thanks for sharing this delicious receptive .. Would like to try .. Cud u please tell when do I need to add the amchoor pdr

  61. Thank you so much... Best wishes

  62. May be before adding paneer you can add.

  63. I tried this today. It was a big hit .Thank you for the lovely recipe.Love ur blog


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