Paneer Jalfarezi, Simple Cottage Cheese Indian Side Dish

Paneer Jalfarezi is a popular cottage cheese side dish which can be paired with most of the classics of North Indian cuisine.

Pair it with Rajma Chawal or Maa Di Daal and you have a royal meal. I am always in search is easy yet yummy paneer dishes and this one tops that list. Its easy, fast and ONE POT meal that can be made in flat 15 mins. Best part- its even a wholesome meal on its own. In summers I usually make it on lazy weekends and have a glass of chilled Mint Chaas/Buttermilk to wash it all down.

Directions to Make Paneer Jalfarezi-

Paneer Jalfarezi
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Paneer Jalfarezi is a simple Indian cottage cheese side dish paired with classic north Indian dishes.

Course: brunch, dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Indian, north indian
Keyword: indian cottage cheese gravy, indian paneer dish ideas, indian paneer gravy, paneer jalfarezi
Servings: 4 people
Author: Avin Kohli
  • 250 gm Paneer/Fresh Cottage cheese
  • 1 cup capsicum(can be mixed color of just one color)
  • 2 Large red onions
  • 2 Large Tomatoes
  • 1 small tomato pureed
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1 green chilli, slit or finely chopped
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garam masala
  1. In a pan heat oil. Add cumin seed and let it crackle.

  2. Add the sliced onions and green chilli. Saute till the onions are soft.

  3. Add ginger garlic paste and cook till its raw smell is gone.

  4. Now add the capsicum and cook only till its half done.

  5. Add tomato puree and tomatoes and all the masala(salt, red chilli power, tumeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala).

  6. Cook till you get a dry masala. You can add 1/4th cup water just in case the spices burn or its very dry.

  7. Lastly add the paneer and let it cook with the masala/gravy for 5 mins.

  8. Enjoy with phulkas.

Recipe Notes

prep all your ingredients and it will be a breeze to cook the paneer jalfarezi.

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