Jalfrezi – Veg Version with an Italian Twist!!

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JALFREZI.. !! The name comes indirectly from Bengali jhāl, spicy food, and Urdu parhezī, suitable for a diet.

Jalfrezi is such a colorful and creative dish..The more colors you add  (different veggies), more nutritive it becomes..! So, here I am using more than 10 different veggies in my version of jalfrezi..! You must be thinking why am i talking so much about nutrition here?? Medical books turned me and my thinking like this, just cant help it ;)

Well, lets talk about flavors now.. This is Hot and Spicy (not sexy :P ) It is made with different vegetables( bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, beans, peas, onion, potato,carrot), tomato juice, onion paste and spices.

INGREDIENTS:

Red, Yellow And Green Bell pepper or Capsicum cut in cubes – 1 cup

Onion cut in thick shreds and leaves separated- 1 cup

Peas – 1/4 cup

Potato cut in shreds – 1 cup

Carrot cut in fancy cutting – 1 cup

Beans cut in fancy cutting – 1/2 cup

Broccoli in small florets _1/2 cup

Cabbage cut in cubes – 1 cup

4 tablespoon olive oil

4 teaspoon chopped green chilli

1 cup onion paste( 4 onion, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon ginger and garlic. Grind fine in a mixer)

1cup Tomato juice( blanch 3 tomatoes and grind fine)

4 teaspoon red chilli powder

3 teaspoon dhaniya powder

3 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoon raw mango powder( amchoor)

1/2 cup tomato sauce

chilli flakes for garnishing

oregano for garnishing

METHOD:

Soak bell peppers and onions in warm water for 5 mins.

Take a pressure cooker and in it add cabbage, beans, potato, carrot, broccoli, peas and 1 cup water.. Now take 2 pressures on high flame and then take out vegetables in a bowl.

Take a pan, add oil and green chilli and keep it on medium flame.

Now add onion paste in it and saute till onion becomes little brown in color.

Add tomato juice and all spices( red chilli powder, salt, dhaniya powder, turmeric powder, amchoor) and stir..

Now add tomato sauce and stir again..

Finally add vegetables and mix well..

Sprinkle chilli flakes and oregano and take it down..

Your Hot and Spicy Jalfrezi is ready ! yummm!

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