September 12, 2012

Vegetable Jalfreizi

This is the first Mughlai Dish I made and it was the most amazing side dish I have ever had. The name Vegetable Jalfreizi sounds very complicated but it isn't very difficult to make. All you need is fresh vegetables and the spices that already line up your kitchen counter. This dish is very delicious and rich and the best thing.. not very high in calories! So, what are you waiting for, dive in and indulge in the most amazing flavours that vegetarian cooking can offer!

Serves: 5


Onion (diced) - 1 cup
Carrot (diced) - 1 cup
Capsicum/Bell Pepper (diced) - 1/2 cup
Paneer/ Cottage Cheese (diced) - 1 cup
Tomato (diced) - 2 cups
Cauliflowers (small florets) - 1 cup
Potatoes (diced) - 1/2 cup
Green Chillies - 2 or 3
Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
Pepper Powder - 2 teaspoons
Red Chilli Powder - 1 1/2 teaspoons
Dhaniya Powder/Coriander Seed Powder - 2 teaspoons
Garam Masala Powder - 1 teaspoon
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tablespoons
Yogurt - 1 cup
Bayleaf - 1
Cloves - 3
Jeera/Cumin Seeds - 1 tablespoon
Chopped Coriander - 1 cup
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tablespoons


1. Heat oil in a large saucepan and add jeera, bay leaves. Once they are fried, add onions.
2. Add the carrots and Sauté well . Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix well.

3. Add Dhaniya powder, garam masala and half the quantity of coriander. Mix well. Let it cook for a minute or two.
4. Add the tomatoes and salt. Mix well.

5. Allow it cook till the oil seeps out of the cooked tomatoes.
6. Add bell peppers, paneer, cauliflower, potatoes and mix well.

7. Add water and salt, if required. Cover and cook.
8. Add the yogurt and mix well. Cover and cook.

9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot!

Enjoy your Vegetable Jalfreize with rotis, chapathis or ghee rice


1. You can add the vegetable of your choice. You can add Yellow, Red Bell peppers as well.
2. Mushrooms and spinach can be added. Add them just before you add yogurt.

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