Vegetable Jalfrezi (vegan, gluten-free)

A medly of different vegetables combined with spices to make a delicious healthy dish!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Indian, Vegan
Keyword curried vegetables, vegan indian food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 66 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


  • 3 cups cauliflower , cut into small florets
  • 1/2 cup broccoli , cut into small florets
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 medium onion , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper , diced (green, red, or yellow)
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas , thawed
  • 2 small tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 teasp ginger , minced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 teasp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp dry roasted coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 teasp garam masala
  • red chili powder , optional, to taste
  • 3 tbsp cilantro
  • lemon juice , to taste
  • salt
  • water
US Customary - Metric


  1. Boil a pot of water and add salt and turmeric powder.
  2. Add the cauliflower and broccoli. Boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Strain the veggies and place them in a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking. Drain and keep aside.
  4. In a non-stick pan, heat oil. Add onions and cook until light golden (2-3 min). Add ginger and garlic and saute for another minute until fragrant.
  5. Add tomato sauce and cook until the oil separates.
  6. Add the bell pepper and green peas. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the cauliflower, broccoli, salt, coriander, garam masala, and red chili powder. Mix well and cook until veggies are tender, not mushy.
  8. Sprinkle a little water over the dish occasionally to provide moisture if the dish drys out to keep it from burning. Adjust the amount of salt if needed.
  9. Add fresh tomatoes and cilantro. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  10. Add lemon juice and mix. Serve hot with naan or some rice.

Recipe Notes

You can mix in other vegetables based on what you have available. The basic cooking method will still apply.


I highly recommend the roasted ground cumin over regular ground cumin because of the flavor profile.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Jalfrezi (vegan, gluten-free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Potassium 372mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 14.3%
Vitamin C 69.4%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.