Microwave Paneer Jalfrezi | How to make Paneer Jalfrezi

For the second day of cooking in Microwave Oven, I decided to make an almost dry saute with Paneer. Normally this will be more gravy when you serve with Chapatis. However I was planning to make Kati Rolls, so wanted it to be almost dry. 

I used homemade Paneer, you can use store bought as well. However with making Paneer such an easy task, it makes no sense to get store bought one, unless you want to make Tikkas. I had a complete weekend off, though unfortunately didn't do much of a cooking. I was more keen on getting tart moulds, pie moulds etc. I know I should have got them long back. So other than making my wallet light, I didn't do much.

Now my next on task is to get eggless versions of those dishes to be tried next.

While I think about those, I am sure you would want to check out this Paneer Jalfrezi. With crunchy shallots, capsicum and paneer, this makes a great side dish.
 










Paneer Jalfrezi

Ingredients Needed

Paneer, cubed - 1 cup
Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Onion, coarsely minced - 3/4 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 3/4 tsp
Green chilies - 2 long
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Capsicum, cubed - 1/2 cup
Shallot / Sambar Onions - 10
Tomatoes, quarters - 1 (without juice)
Tomato puree - 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 -3 tsp
Salt to taste

Coriander leaves for garnish

How to make Paneer Jalfrezi

In a microwave safe open dish, add oil along with cumin seeds. MW for 30 secs.

Wash and mince the onions in a mixer, add the onion mince to the bowl. MW for 3 mins. Remove the door and stir around. Again MW for 3 mins.

Now all the chopped capsicum, shallot onions, chopped onion, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, green chillies to the dish. MW for another 6 mins in two intervals.

Add all the spice powders, mix well. MW for 3 mins. Now add the tomato puree. Stir again and MW for 3 mins.

Cube the paneer and soak in hot water for couple of mins.

Finally add paneer, sprinkle the garam masala and cook at HI for 3 minutes.

Serve hot garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves.



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