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Vegetable Jalfrezi

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A delightful combination of all different vegetables and soft cottage cheese, the great thing about this curry is the wonderful balance or spicy, sweet and sour flavors. Its a good way to empty your refrigerator of leftover vegetables and you can experiment with with all combinations of vegetables depending on the season. This mildly spiced, colorful and sizzling vegetable dish goes perfect with paratha, phulka or rice!
Ingredients
  Tomatoes 2 Large
  Cauliflower 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into flowers
  Carrot 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into thick slices
  French beans 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into 2-inch pieces
  Green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Red bell pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into 2-inch pieces
  Cabbage 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Paneer 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into 2-inch pieces (cottage cheese)
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Ginger paste 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder/Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon, chopped (for garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut Tomatoes in quarters and add them into a blender jar. Blen into a smooth puree.
2. Into a saucepan, empty the tomato puree. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. After all the moisture from tomatoes has evaporated, add brown sugar to it and mix well. Take pan off the heat and keep aside.
3. Combine the cauliflower and carrots in a microwave safe dish, add a splash of water, cover and microwave for about a minute.

MAKING
4. Heat 2 tbsp of oil, add ginger garlic paste and cook for a minute.
5. Then add cooked carrots and cauliflower and saute for 2 minutes.
6. Then add green beans, red pepper, mix and cook for 2 minutes.
7. Add paneer, green peas, mix and saute for 2 minutes.
8. Add prepared tomato paste, red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder and cumin powder. Add a splash of water and mix well. Cook until spices release their flavors, about 30 seconds.
9. Finally add shredded cabbage, and stir fry with other vegetables for another 5 minutes.

SERVING
10 Serve garnished with coriander leaves.

TIPS
You can use store bought tomato paste instead of making at home. This will reduce the preparation time.
Cooking time for different vegetables may vary. Add vegetables that take longer to cook first and those which take less time to cook last.
Add water to adjust the consistency of the curry as per your preference.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Jhal frezi/ Zalfrezi

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