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Today i have for you all a popular restaurant style vegetarian side dish -” Vegetable Jalfrezi ” . Making restaurant style veg Jalfrezi at home is not difficult at all. Do try this simple semi dry side dish once .. i am sure you will love it ….Its delicious, colorful crunchy and very tasty …


It is believed that Jalfrezi was originated in  Kolkatta as the word Jalfrezi is the colloquial Bengali word “jhalphrize” : in Bengali, Jhal – means spicy food; in Urdu/Persian, parhezi means suitable for a diet. Vegetable Jalfrezi is basically assorted veggies sauted in a spicy Indianised tomato base sauce . You can use your choice of veggies in your prefered quantity or make just using some paneer . The spicy , tangy and spicy  curry is just lip smacking . That’s the reason .. this jalfrezi is not just popular in India .. but worlwide too . Jalfrezi is a good option to use as a filling for kathi rolls too . So are you ready to quickly jot down this yummy recipe of Restaurant style Veg Jalfrezi . .make it for your family and enjoy with your choice of bread or peas pulao or jeera rice …Here you go.. .

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Smitha Kalluraya
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 4-5 cups mixed vegetables like Potato ,carrot, baby corn, beans, cauliflower,peas etc, cut length wise
  • 1/2 cup paneer, cut length wise ( Optional )
  • 1 medium size capsicum, sliced
  • 2 medium size Onions, sliced
  • 3 big Tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 Green Chilli, slit
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2-3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 no Bay leaf / Tej patta
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder / haldi
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder, (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder / Dhania powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi /dried fenugreek leaves
  • 4 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • Clean , Wash and cut all veggies as shown in Pic . Keep aside .
  • Blanch the cut veggies in hot water for 8-10 mins to speeden the cooking process . This step is optional .. but i would advice
  • Cut paneer length wise ad place in warm water till ready to use . This will make paneer soft
  • Later , drain water and shallow fry paneer cubes on medium flame till golden brown, remove it on a paper towel and keep aside.
  • Take a big kadai / pan . Add oil .When its hot add bay leaf and jeera .
  • When jeera splutters .. add sliced onion . Saute till onions turn translucent and raw smell goes . Add ginger garlic paste and green chilli and stir for a min .
  • Next add tomato puree . Add some salt and saute till tomato starts leaving oil
  • When the tomatoes puree has changes color and started leaving oil .. add capsicum and tomato ketchup . Fry for a min .
  • Time to add all the spice powders .. add 1-1 .. ie turmeric , salt , red chilli powder , coriander powder , kasoori methi and garam masala powder . Saute and combine everything well . Add 2-3 tbsp water .
  • Now add all blanched veggies and toss it on medium flame and mix it well. Cook covered for few mins so that veggies are well cooked .
  • When the veggies are 80 percent cooked .. add roasted paneer ..mix and continue cooking for another 4-5 mins so that paneer takes in flavors .
  • Finally garnish with coriander leaves and veg jalfrezi is ready to serve ...Enjoy it with phulka / chapathi / naan / make a kati roll etc ...
    vegetable jalfrezi recipe
  • easy veg jalfrezi recipe


  • You can use any vegetables as you prefer and as per your choice of quantity .
  • Cut the veggies lungth wise only and don't over cook them . It is supposed to be little crunchy
  • Dont skip capsicum and tomtao ketchup . they give a unique taste and flavor .
Vegetable Jalfrezi - a popular vegetarian side dish that tastes awesome when paired with roti / phulka / wrapped inside kati roll etc .

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  • Reply
    Raksha Kamat
    March 9, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    lovely recipe

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    March 15, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Very delicious! Must try 🙂

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    January 30, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Very nice

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    Sumita Ganguly
    April 2, 2018 at 11:12 am

    I cooked in Ghee and added whole garam masala and some julienned Ginger…added a little scraping of Jaiphal. No Onions as we prepare this pure veg (ie. no Onion n Garlic). Rest of the masalas remain same. In the end added Cream or you can add coconut milk. Gives you a silky melty texture. 🙂

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    Benazer Noor
    January 3, 2019 at 4:48 am

    your recipe is awesome I follow you all recipe good work. keep it up.

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    January 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Tried the recipie its very good

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    April 22, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Many thanks for this recipe! I made it with the following vegetables: zucchini, capsium, carrots, onions, tomatoes, and it turned it well.

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    February 18, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    I tried this receipe. The dish was delicious and i served this dish to my friends. They also liked it. Thanks for receipe.

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    June 30, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Tried this recipe. Turned out so delicious, colourful and crunchy. Adding tomato ketchup does give a unique taste. Loved it.

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