I had a few of the Sanjeev Kapoor Masala's lying around and I was wondering what to do with them that was different from what the pack recipe recommends. That's when I thought "why not experiment?"...well, when do I NOT say THAT? :) Let's go for Paneer Jalfrazie using the "Vegetable Jalfrazie Masala". Surprisingly, it turned out good. Hubby asked for second helping..yoo hoo, hit my absolute barometer of success! Dad even went to the extent of saying it was better than the last time we made Paneer...to be frank, I don't remember what I cooked last time but I am going ahead assuming it was my best Paneer preparation. ;)
Ingredient (Makes 10 servings)
Paneer - 25-30 small cubes (I use Nanak brand)
Sanjeev Kapoor's Vegetable Jalfrazie Masala - 3 tbsp
Potato - 1 medium, cubed same size as the Paneer cubes
Onion - 1/2 of a medium, chopped same size squares as the Paneer cubes
Water - 1 cup
Canola oil - 1 tbsp
Cook the cubed potatoes in the microwave for 5mins. Add to the paneer cubes and marinade with the Veg Jalfrazie masala for 15 minutes.
Heat the pan. Add 1 tbsp of canola oil. Fry the chopped onions till firm and cooked. Add the marinated paneer and potato cubes with water. Cook till you get the desired consistency. I cooked it such that certain amount of gravy was still there to be had with warm roti.
Serve hot with roti or rice.
(Note - Would love to know the origin of Jalfrazie and which cuisine it belongs to? What does it mean? Thanks in advance if you do know about it and leave the info as a comment.)