Wiki – Jalfrezi (also jhal frezi, zalfrezi, jaffrazi, and many alternative spellings) is a type of curry which involves frying marinated pieces of meat, fish or vegetables in oil and spices to produce a dry, thick sauce.
This is my first attempt in trying this yummy dish. I have come across this so many times but never got a chance to try it. Couple days back i was thinking about making a new dish with paneer, suddenly i thought of this. Luckily i had all the ingredients on hand, so i dont have to run for getting ingredients. I made this in few minutes and it was totally yummy..
This is just a combination of veggies with a base of tomatoes. There are three types of tomatoes added in this, sliced tomatoes, pureed tomatoes and tomato ketchup, all these make them lip smackingly good..The last touch of kasuri methi is must because it gives the lovely aroma to the dish..So dont miss it..
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4
Oil – 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Onion – 1 medium size
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tblspn
Green Chillies – 2 slit
Carrots – 1 medium size
Baby Corn – 4
Bell Pepper / Capsicum – 1/2
Paneer – 200 grams
Tomato – 1
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Tomato puree – 1/2 cup ( 1 large tomato pureed)
Tomato Ketchup – 2 tblspn
Kasuri Methi leaves / Dried Fenugreek leaves- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice – to taste
Coriander leaves – 2 tblspn finely chopped
Prepare the veggies.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add in cumin seeds and saute for a min.
Add in onions and saute for a min. Add in ginger and garlic and saute for a min.
Now add in green chillies and saute for a min.
Add in tomato puree and cook till oil separates.
Add in spice powders and salt. Mix well.
Add in carrot and baby corn. Cook covered and simmer for 5 to 7 mins till the veggies are done.
Add in ketchup and mix well.
Now add in capsicum, tomatoes, paneer and toss well. Cook this for 5 mins.
Now add in kasur methi and toss well for a min.
Now take it off the heat, squeeze some lemon juice and add chopped coriander leaves.
|Take all your ingredients|
|First start by preparing the veggies..peel a onion|
|cut in half|
|slice them like this|
|peel the petals separately|
|Now take a carrot|
|cut them like this|
|cut them into sticks|
|now take some bell peppers|
|now cut them into strips|
|now lets cut the baby corn|
|remove the corn from their outer peel|
|cut them to sticks|
|take a tomato and cut them in half|
|scoop the seeds|
|slice them into strips|
|take a block of paneer|
|cut them into long cubes|
|Now lets start cooking, heat oil in a pan|
|add in cumin seeds|
|add in onions|
|give a 1 min toss|
|add in grated ginger and garlic|
|Add in slit green chillies|
|saute for a min|
|add in tomato puree|
|add some salt|
|cook till oil separates|
|now add in chilli, turmeric and garam masala powder|
|add in carrot and baby corn first|
|mix well with the masala|
|cover it and cook on low heat for 5 to 6 mins|
|the carrot is done|
|add in tomato ketchup|
|add in bell peppers and tomatoes|
|add in paneer cubes|
|toss well..simmer for 3 to 5 mins|
|add in some kasuri methi leaves|
|Squeeze some lemon juice|
|add in coriander leaves|