BM #119 Week 2 Day 2 - 

Here is another of our restaurant favorites - Vegetable Jalfrezi. I have made this without Onion and Garlic and I came to know that there are few restaurants in India which serve this dish without onion and garlic.

The mean plate contains Green Tomato Dal, Vegetable Jalfrezi, Rice and Yogurt.

It was a pleasure to enjoy this dish at home. It is a great party pleaser too.

Ingredients - 

Vegetables -
Potatoes cut in thick strips 1/2 cup
Carrots cut in thick strips 1/2 cup
Capsicum (all colors) cut in thick strips 1 cup
Cauliflower Florets 1 cup
Paneer cubed or sliced 1/2 cup
Tomatoes cubed 1 cup
Spices - 
Salt and Turmeric as needed
Red Chili Powder as needed
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp
Kasuri Methi 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Seasoning (Oil/Butter 2 Tbsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Ginger grated 1 tsp) 

Method Of Preparation -

Soak cubed paneer in hot water until ready to use.

In a heated wok, add oil and cumin seeds. Add the grated ginger and saute for a few seconds.

Sprinkle turmeric and red chili powder and saute for a few minutes.

Toss in tomatoes and sprinkle salt and allow the tomatoes to cook and become mushy on high heat.

After the tomato mixture is cooked through and the oil oozes out, add the potatoes and carrots, mix well and allow them to cook for about 5 minutes.

Then add cauliflower florets and capsicum. Toss them well and allow them to cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Sprinkle coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, kasuri methi and adjust the salt.

Toss paneer and allow the flavors to blend in. Mix well and remove from heat.

Serve hot with Roti/Naan/Paratha.


Preparation Time 25 minutes
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Friday, December 11, 2020


  1. There are umpteen versions of this vegetable , no onion and no garlic sounds like a simple one - must give it a try .

  2. Radha Says:
  3. I can't say how much I am a fan of Veg Jalfreizee. Excellent! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Anonymous Says:
  5. I am a fan of jalfrezi too and this onion-garlic free version sounds simple. It is wonderful that you are able to recreate restaurant favorites at home.

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