Vegetable Jalfrezi
Vegetable Jalfrezi most popular stir fried North India restaurant dish. Delicious, crunchy, tasty with spices mix of Chinese South Asian cooking technique.
Recipe type: Sabji & Curry
Cuisine: Indian
  • 1 cup Cauliflower Florets
  • 1 cup Peeled and Roughly Sliced Carrots
  • ½ cup Paneer Cubs/Tofu Cubes
  • ½ cup Baby Corn
  • 1 big Capsicum Sliced
  • 1 Medium Sized Onion Roughly Sliced
  • 1 cup Tomato Finely Chopped
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Kasuri Methi/Dried Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1-2 tsp Grated Ginger
  • Pinch of Asafoetida/Hing
  • 2-3 Pinch Sugar (Optional)
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt
  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadhai/pan and shallow fry paneer cubes on medium flame till golden brown, remove it from kadhai on a paper towel using slotted spoon and keep aside.
  2. Now in the same kadhai, add 1 tbsp oil, sliced carrot, capsicum, cauliflower, baby corn, salt and stir fry it for 4-5 minutes on high flame and stirring continuously, then turn the flame on low flame, cover it and cook for 2 minutes (do not overcook it, remain it semi crunchy). Now remove it on a plate or bowl and keep aside.
  3. Heat remaining oil in the same kadhai, add sliced onion and stir fry it till golden brown, then add finely chopped tomatoes, salt and cook it with stirring till tomatoes become soft and mussy.
  4. Add red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder, crushed kasuri methi, grated ginger, sugar and stir it till oil separated. Add 1-2 tbsp water and mix it well.
  5. Now add all cooked veggies and shallow fried paneer cubes, toss it on medium flame and mix it well.
  6. Vegetable Jalfrezi is ready. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve it with any Indian bread as a side dish.
• Do not cook veggies completely, cook it semi cooked for typical restaurant style.
• You can cook veggies directly in onion tomato masala mixture with little water (skip second step).
• You can also add other veggies like beans, green peas as per your choice.
• You can skip any veggie as per your convenience.
Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at