Vegetable Jalfrezi (Subz Jalfrezi)

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Subz Jalfrezi or Vegetable Jalfrezi is a spicy and tasty Indian style stir-fry. It is best served with rice or roti.

Servings: 4-6, Cooking time including preparation: 25 mins.


In vessel, boil/steam carrot and beans for 10 mins.

Simultaneously, in a medium sized sauce pan, dry roast fennel seeds, red chillies for minute, add capsicum, onion. After 2 minutes add garlic, tomato puree, salt, deggi mirch powder( or paprika). Cook for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of water, cover with lid and cook for 3 mins.

Add boiled carrots and beans. Add kasoori methi and cook for 2 mins. Add chopped coriander and tomato – cook for 1 min. Mix well and transfer the contents into a serving bowl.


One Green Bell Pepper (capsicum) – long sliced
3 medium sized carrots – 2 inch long sliced pieces
One tomato – cored (remove seeds), sliced long ways
Saunf (fennel seeds) – 1/2 teaspoon
Dry red chillies – 3
1/2 cup green beans – 2 inch long pieces
Garlic cloves – 3 finely sliced
Tomato puree – 100 gms (1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin) powder
1/2 teaspoon deggi mirch powder (or paprika)
1/2 teaspoon kasoori methi (crushed)
2 teaspoon coriander leaves – chopped (cilantro)