Paneer Jalfrezi – An Unique Indian Curry With Cottage Cheese

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Specified meals delivers back again the reminiscences affiliated with it, the particular person who cooked it, the people we ate with, and the occasion it was cooked for. When Alicia Cowan of My Dish contacted me to produce about meals which tends to make me nostalgic, it took me a though to zero down to just one particular recipe! Oh certainly… this cottage cheese in exotic gravy mother organized for virtually all the events we utilised to host at home is a nostalgic recipe. Though not for the flavors and the recipe by itself but for the entertaining & frolic we experienced in the course of those people events with close friends. And mother was very famed for this Paneer Jalfrzi with her warm Kulchas. Even now whenever (examine not often) I cook dinner this recipe I make absolutely sure to simply call at least one particular childhood close friend to talk about those people amazing childhood days of yesteryear.

Preparing time
twenty minutes

Cooking time
twenty minutes

2 persons


200 gm Cottage cheese or Paneer

fifty gms fresh sweet corn kernels

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

1/2 tsp. sugar

Salt as wanted

Water 1 cup or a lot more

Ground to paste

1 large onion

2 large tomato/1 cup tomato puree

2 tbsp. grated coconut

8-ten cashew nuts

1 tiny inexperienced chilli

1 inch ginger


2 cardamon pods

2 cloves

1 tsp. purple chili powder

1/4 tsp. turmeric powder

1 tsp. coriander powder


Shredded fresh coriander leaves

4-5 strands of saffron (optional)

2 tbsp. cream (optional)


Peel and chop onion. Slice tomato and onion and grind it together with relaxation of the substances (ground to paste). Slice the cottage cheese into tiny parts.

Warmth oil in a kadai/wok and crackle cumin seeds include cardamom pods & clove followed by the ground paste. Add all the spices mentioned. Saute’ nicely until for about seven-8 minutes until the uncooked odor of the ground paste disappear and the oil commences floating around the masala.

You can fry the cottage cheese cubes into the oil ahead of building the gravy or just use them as it is.

Boil 1 cup of h2o or a lot more if you require a lot more gravy. Pour the boiled h2o into the cooked gravy and simmer nicely for an additional 5 minutes.

Serve the exotic Cottage cheese in nutty gravy – Paneer Jalfrezi with Indian flat breads, or Kulchas.


  1. I utilised tomato paste in the recipe, because I experienced an open packet of the exact in my refrigerator.
  2. You can avoid coconut and cashew altogether and continue to get a loaded gravy for the recipe.
  3. A little deep fry the Cottage cheese cubes for significantly superior texture advertisement flavor.
  4. Add fresh inexperienced peas as an alternative of sweet corn for significantly superior colour distinction in the dish.
  5. Use Tofu in position of cottage cheese for significantly much healthier solution.

Certainly, I acquired my credits when hubby ashed me, “Did you get it from somewhere“, as I not often cook dinner this kind of loaded and heavy dishes on regular days. Recreate the magic of a restaurant at your home, make your weekends particular and surprise your guests with this pleasant recipe.

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