If your kids are fussy eaters, then this is a great way to include veggies in their diet. This sabzi tastes delicious so your kids are bound to love it! I made this a few days back and it was a super hit. Everyone enjoyed it with plain steamed rice, but you can also relish it wrapped in a hot chapatti. This is a simple and delectable recipe to include variety of veggies in one dish. You can add cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, even paneer or tofu.
Veg Jalfrezi is a super healthy dish with lots of vegetables. To make it even more healthy you have to use the right oil when making it. I used Fortune Sunflower Oil. Fortune is a trusted brand and their Fortune Sunflower Oil is popular among consumers as it is a light, healthy and nutritious cooking oil. Now, it is even better as it is fortified with Vitamin A and Vitamin D which helps to have a healthy heart, stronger bones and a good vision.
Jalfrezi is an Indo-Chinese recipe wherein veggies are coated with a thick, flavourful masala. You can make the same recipe with cubed boneless chicken instead of veggies. The key to get the bright coloured jalfrezi is to use thick tomato puree. I used store-bought puree, you can use homemade tomato puree if you prefer. Also, adding tomato ketchup gives it a nice sweet & tart flavour, so don’t skip it!
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Vegetable Jalfrezi Recipe
- Fortune Sunflower Oil - 4 tblsp
- Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
- Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
- Ginger - Garlic Paste - 1 tblsp
- Tomato Puree - 1 cup 3 tomatoes pureed
- Tomato Ketchup - ¼ cup
- Chilli Powder - 1 tblsp
- Coriander Powder - 1 tblsp
- Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
- Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
- Mixed Veggies - 4 cups
- Kasuri Methi Leaves - 1 tblsp
- Salt to taste
- Coriander leaves or Spring onion for garnishing
- Heat Fortune Sunflower Oil in a pan, add cumin and let it sizzle.
- Add in onions and cook till translucent.
- Stir in ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell disappears.
- Pour in tomato puree, ketchup and mix well.
- Now goes the spice powders except garam masala powder.
- Add in all veggies except capsicum and toss well. Add salt and mix well.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 10 mins. Add capsicum and toss well. Cook for 10 more mins.
- Mix in garam masala powder, kasuri methi leaves and spring onion. Mix well.
1) Gather all your ingredients.
2) You can use veggies of your choice. I have used baby corn, three coloured capsicums, potatoes, beans and carrots.
3) Heat oil in a nonstick kadai. I used Fortune Sunflower Oil. Pour some Fortune Sunflower Oil in the kadai.
4) Let the oil heat.
4) Add in cumin seeds and let them crackle.
5) Add in sliced onions.
6) Sauté the onions till translucent.
7) Add in ginger-garlic paste.
8) Cook for a few mins till the raw smell from ginger-garlic paste disappears.
9) Add in tomato puree. If making at home, you can puree 3 tomatoes until smooth. Also add in some tomato ketchup.
11) Cook for 3 to 4 mins.
12) Add in salt and other spice powders except garam masala powder.
14) Mix well and cook till raw smell disappears.
15) Add in all veggies except capsicum.
16) Mix well in the masala.
17) Cover and cook on low for 10 to 12 mins.
18) Now it is half cooked.
19) Add in the capsicums.
20) Mix well.
21) Cook for 10 more mins.
22) Add in garam masala.
23) Add some dried kasuri methi leaves.
24) Mix well.
25) You can add spring onions or coriander leaves.
26) Mix well.
27) Serve hot with some roti, naan or plain steamed rice.