Stirfry, Desi Style: Vegetable Jalfrezie
From the kitchen of gourmet chef Sanjay Patel, here’s a delicious vegetable dish.
(Above): Vegetable Jalfrezie [SILICONEER photo]
- 2 carrots
- 8-9 cauliflower florets
- 11-12 green beans
- 2 green peppers, small
- ½ cup green peas
- 1 tomato, small
- 2 onions, medium
- 7-8 almonds
- 7-8 cashews
- 2-inch piece ginger
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp. red chilli powder
- 1 tbsp. coriander powder
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
- Salt to taste
Cut vegetables into 1-inch-long pieces. Grate one onion and keep aside. Make thin slices of the second onion. Keep aside.
Make paste of almonds and cashews. Keep aside.
Make paste of ginger and garlic. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Wait till they sputter. Add grated onions and stir till lightly cooked.
Reduce flame. Add ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, chilli powder and coriander powder. Stir. After a minute, add almond-cashew paste. Stir the mixture till it is barely dry and starts separating from sides of the pan.
Add carrots, cauliflower and green beans. Mix well. Now add 1 cup water. Stir, cover and let boil for 4-5 minutes.
Add green peppers, tomato, green peas and sliced onions while continuously stirring.
Cook till vegetables are tender. Now add salt. Leave on heat for a minute more. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot. (See photo)