Veg Jalfrezi


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This recipe of Jalfrezi is a mixed curry which started during the time of British rule in India.Jalfrezi was originally a non vegetarian recipe with leftovers of Chicken and some added veggies.Niw over the time a vegetarian version if Jalfrezi has come up ,thanks to new age restaurant- let’s make and enjoy it.


  • 1 tbsp Clarifies Butter / Desi ghee
  • 1 tbsp Butter / Makhan
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin / Zeera
  • 2 Bayleaves / Tej patta
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste / Adrakh
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste / Lasan
  • A pinch Cloves powder / Loung
  • 1 big Onion / Pyaz
  • 2-3 chillies / Mirch
  • 1/2 cup Carrot / Gajar
  • 1 Potato / Aloo
  • 3 tbsp Peas / Matar
  • 3 tbsp Capsicum / Shimla mirch
  • 3 tbsp Spring Onion / Hara pyaz
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli florets / Hara Gobi fool
  • 1 cup Cabbage / Pata gobi
  • 2 Tomatoes / Tamatar
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder / Dhaniya
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder / Lal mirch
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric / Haldi
  • 250 gm Cottage cheese / Paneer
  • 1 tbsp fresh Coriander / Hara Dhaniya


  1. In hot clarified butter add Cumin and let it to crackle over low few seconds.
  2. Also now add in Bayleaves.Next add in Ginger-Garlic paste.Just give it a stir then drop chopped Onions.
  3. Sauté the onions over medium-high till translucent and in between adding chopped green chilies.
  4. Now add chopped Carrot.Saute Carrot till it gets soft.
  5. Next add in Potatoes,Salt, Cloves powder,Broccoli florets,Cabbage,Peas and Capsicum
  6. Saute the vegetables over high till they settle down and get tender not seeming raw anymore.
  7. Add finely chopped Tomatoes and spring Onions.Continue sauting over high till Tomatoes completely dissolved.
  8. Drop in Coriander powder,Chilli powder and Turmeric.Gently giving a toss mix the spices with veggies also adding Butter and Cottage cheese.
  9. Toss the veg mix .At this point veg mix has turned soft.
  10. Add handful of fresh chopped Coriander .
  11. Put off your stove, cover and let Jalfrezi sit for about 5 minutes before serving
  12. Goes best with Puri or Paratha or as a side dish for Khichadi .

Tips :-

  • If the Carrot isn’t getting soft too easily add about 1/4 cup water and let it cook 5-7 minutes covered over low or untill soft.

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