Paneer Jhalfrezi

Prep Time: 11-15 minutes
Cook Time: 11-15 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 400 grams Desi Natural Paneer
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-2 dried red chillies
  • 2 medium (180 grams) red onions, quartered and layers separated 
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 medium (220 grams) green capsicums (green bell peppers), cut into 1 inch dices
  • 2 medium (190 grams) tomatoes, halved, seeded and cut into 1 inch dices
  • ½ tsp haldi (turmeric) powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled and cut into juliennes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1½ tsps lemon juice  
  • 2 tsps chopped fresh cilantro (coriander leaves) 


  1. Heat a non-stick pan, add vegetable oil and when small bubbles appear at the bottom of the pan, add cumin seeds and sauté till their colour changes.  
  2. Break dried red chillies into two and add to the pan. Add onions, mix and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Diagonally slice green chilli and add and sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Add green capsicums (green bell peppers), and tomatoes, mix and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Cut the Desi Natural Paneer into ½ inch cubes.
  6. Add the haldi (turmeric) powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and mix well.
  7. Add ginger juliennes, paneer cubes and salt and mix gently. Cook for 2-3 minutes or till the paneer cubes get heated through. 
  8. Add lemon juice and fresh cilantro (coriander leaves) and mix gently. Take the pan off the heat.
  9. Transfer the paneer jhalfrezi into a serving bowl and serve hot. 

Chef’s tip: You can use vinegar instead of lemon juice.