Easy Paneer Jalfrezi

with spices, chilli and peppers for Jamie's Food Tube

I’m back on Jamie’s Food Tube sharing my recipe for Paneer Jalfrezi. One of the recipes that is perfect for a mid week meal using simple ingredients but is so very tasty! Paneer is Indian cottage cheese that’s a versatile vegetarian option and absorbs spices to flavour curries really well and cooks very quickly.

Shop bought paneer is available in all supermarkets although I have also shared my recipe for a delicious homemade variety. Definitely worth a try! Serve this jalfrezi with flaky parathas and some raita as well. The full recipe is below;


  1. Heavy oil in a heavy bottom sauce pan. Add cumin seeds and sizzle for 30 seconds. Add the onions and fry for 2-3minutes on medium heat. As they begin to soften add the garlic paste and fry for a few seconds. Add all the spice powders and stir for a further minute. If the spices stick to the base of the pan add a splash of water.


  2. Now add the peppers and mix with all the spices for 4-5 minutes. Add the tomatoes at this stage and cook until slightly softened. Now add the paneer cubes and stir well to coat with all the spices. Cook for a couple of minutes, season to taste. Add the ginger, lemon juice & garnish with fresh coriander. Serve warm with naan or chapatti.

  • Jamie McKenzie

    Really love Indian food and would love to be able to make like a a proper Indian takeaway ,even though I’m a rubbish cook ,but keen to learn.

  • http://21gunsalute.co.in/ Sujoy Roy

    Never tried it but looks so mouth watering. Such exception to he other Paneer recipes we see or have often..

  • http://www.artofcooking.in Prabal Kirtika

    Really simple and delicious recipe…

  • http://maunlikagowardhan.co.uk Farheen Parkar

    Really simple and amzing recipe. .I dint have panner so use potatoes, peas and capsicum. .it came out delicious.

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  • AC Johanson

    Absolutely loved this recipe. Thought it needed more paneer, though. Very small portions for 4 people as it is written. Delicious!

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Yes ofcourse feel free to add more paneer this usually does suffice for 3-4 ppl though in my home that can vary too:)

  • JD787

    Absolute shit

  • Charlotte

    This recipe was very yummy, really enjoyed it! However, I would recommend doubling the amount of onion, tomato and pepper if you’re someone who enjoys curry with a bit more gravy like me!

  • Jen

    I made this for dinner last night, and can’t stop thinking about it! Sooooooo good. The squeeze of lemon adds such a nice brightness. I think I’ll make it again tonight!

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Yay! So glad to hear this:)

  • Anja

    I love how your face lit up in the video after trying the dish. So lovely.

    Will definitely make this later this week after trying homemade paneer along your recipe.

    Always thankful for your great work.

  • Menahil

    Quick and delicious recipe! I’ve made this three times already!


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