Sunday, February 10, 2008

Paneer Jalfrazie (Is it?)

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

Step 1

Cook the cubed potatoes in the microwave for 5mins. Add to the paneer cubes and marinade with the Veg Jalfrazie masala for 15 minutes.

Step 2

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.)

17 comments:

sra said...

There are as many recipes for one dish as there are people. :) The jalfreize I know has strips of capsicum and tomato in it. But what does it matter, as long as it tastes good and assuages hunger!

Asha said...

Great to know that because I just 2 packs of his Butter chicken masala, Arvind was saying it doesn't look good on the packet! Will try and see how it tastes, usually pre paked ones full of vinegary taste.
Paneer dish looks great P, can't wait ti try it!:)
Have a great Sunday.

Mythreyee said...

Looks so delicious. Paneer is so good for health as it is rich in protein. Great recipe.

Pragyan said...

Hi Sra: I agree and thanks for the encouraging words :) As long as it is tasty, sau guna maaf (ENglish translation - 100 crimes go unpunished)!

Hi Asha: Let me know how the Butter Chicken Masala goes. I am also stuck with a few of them..the pic in the packet does look a bit gory :) Hope you try the paneer and like it. Have a great Sunday and a great week ahead!

Hi Mythreyee: Thanks, dear! Paneer is delicious and full of protein..As we say in our house "Anything with Paneer or Shrimp tastes good!"

easycrafts said...

Wow...one more in the list of paneer dishes...even i like paneer in any form

Saswati said...

hi pragyan!! nice to see a blog with oriya dishes in it.mana khushi heigala.i am a new blogger....just opened a food blog 12 days ago.i also have all the intentions to introduce oriya food to the food blog community.:))

the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

Oh, how comforting this must be! yummy!

Pragyan said...

Hi Easycrafts: There has been a shower of paneer dishes lately, isn't it? :)

Hi Saswati: Oh wow, a fellow Odiya blogger. Feels great to hear from you and looking forward to learn some authentic Odiya dishes from you. Welcome to the foodie blogging world :) Keep visiting!

Hi "the chocolate lady": Oh yes, it is. Planning to make it again - twice in one week is a good indicator of how palatable it was :)

Dhivya said...

hi first time here...nice blog dear..i love to eat paneer..thanks for the wonderful recipe

Cynthia said...

It's always a good sign when the hubby asks for seconds eh :)

DEEPA said...

I love panner !!and this is awesome ..

Kribha said...

I have a recipe for this dish that calls for grating the paneer. But I've not been so happy about it. Will give yours a try next time. Looks so tempting and delicious.

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Saswati said...

hey pragyan there's an award waiting for you in my blog...do come and pick it up:)

Pragyan said...

Hi Dhivya: Thanks for visiting, dear! Keep coming back!

Hi Cynthia: Sure, it is! :)

Hi Deepa: Thanks so much! Hope you try it someday.

Hi Kribha: Sure, did you? How did it turn out? Did you like it? Thanks for coming by!

Hi Saikat: Thanks for the info.

Hi Saswati: Thanks, dear! That is so sweet!

Aditi..............:) said...

Hey first time on your blog...its lovely!!!

Pragyan said...

Hey Aditi, Thanks, dear! Keep visiting..