Aug 12, 2009

Vegetable Jalfrezie

Vegetable Jalfrezi is a quick and tasty side dish with rotis and chapathis. It is packed with veggies and has enough nutrients to make a meal with a few rotis by the side. There are many versions of vegetable jalfrezi and here is mine.

Bell Pepper - 1 chopped
Tomatoes - 2
Carrots - 1/2 cup chopped lengthwise
Beans - 1/2 cup
Cauliflower - few florets
Garlic - 2 tablespoons minced
Ginger - 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped
Onion - 1
Chillies - 2 slit lengthwise
Salt to taste
Cilantro/coriander for garnish
Oil - 1 tablespoon


Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin/Jeera Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon
Amchoor powder (Dry mango powder)- 1/4 teaspoon (optional) You can use 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice instead.
Cloves - 4 ground to a coarse powder
Ground Black pepper - 1/4 teaspoon

Wash the vegetables well and blanch the cauliflower florets and beans separately. Chop the required veggies.
In a pan, heat the oil and fry the onions until translucent. This may take about two minutes.
And the green chilies, ginger and garlic. Saute for about two minutes.
Add the cauliflower, beans and carrots and saute for a while. Add all the spice powders one by one and mix together. Add salt. Take care that the spices dont burn. Add a few tablespoons of water. Cover and cook until all the vegetables are cooked through.
Finally add the tomatoes and bell pepper. Saute for about 3 to 4 minutes.
Finally add about 3 tablespoons of curd. Mix well. Simmer for two minutes.
Serve warm with rotis or chapathis.

Sending this to Side Dish for chapathis event hosted by Viki
Also sending the following entries for the event.

Punjabi Chole
Chilli Tofu

Chicken Chalna
Mattar Paneer

Easy Peas Kurma
Palak Tofu


  1. I love jalfrezi, and urs look yummooooo!!

  2. Yummy recipe...very colourful dear...

  3. Mmmmmmmmmm my fav one looks yumm.. divya. Super healthy too.

  4. Looks rich and jafrezi too..ho,forgot who is hosing the event 'side dish for chapathis'(may be Viki).perfect for the event Divya !!

  5. Hey wow! looks soo colorful and yummy!

  6. ahh.. only seen the panneer version of this!

  7. this is one of my favorite and like your version, Divya

  8. i love this ..i made this with paneer capsicum and tomato..goes very well with phulkas..

  9. hummmm what a flavorful recipe look yum with all those vegetables.

  10. ummmmmmmm looks colorful and healthy...

  11. Yummm..I love the look of this Divs..slurpp

  12. Havnt heard abt this jalfrezi, looks great!

  13. Wow ! looks very good and colorful, dear.

  14. You have given me a nice idea to use up all the veggies lying in the fridge - somehow I only think of jalfrezi while in restaurants. I think I'll try it out!
    And thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog! I really appreciate it.

  15. Is it dejavu or what - I thot I am following you and some of your friends here...but I guess it was just RSS..anyways..well now I do.

  16. Loved your version of jalfrezi, looks lovely !

  17. This is very yummy, Divya and quite colorful!

  18. Love this vegetable jalfrezi, looks colourful and yummy!

  19. Ah i love this especially when my mom makes :)

  20. A healthy way to consume vegetables!

  21. Lovely Recipes divya.Almost different to me.Long time didnt see you dear

  22. Lovely accompaniment with rotis and pulao..;)

  23. Heard a lot abt this dish,haven't tried yet..Sounds easy and pefect for roties..will try it for sure..

  24. Jalfrezie looks delicious dear. I am stunned by the beautiful entries you have sent. They are so catchy and will be of great help to all like me.
    Thanks for sending these to the 'side dish for chapathi' event. Cheers, Viki.


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