Subz Jhalfreizi

Subz Jhalfreizi veg


Prep: 8 hours


Cook: 20 minutes


Method: Easy


Course: Main Course

Main Course

Type: Indian

A tangy vegetable dish made popular in Kolkata during the British raj


  • Medium carrot, peeled and diced 1
  • Tofu cubes 1 cup
  • Medium yellow casicum, diced 1
  • Button mushrooms, diced 5 to 6
  • Spinach, chopped 1 cup
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Ginger, finely chopped ½ tsp
  • Garlic, minced 1 tsp
  • Medium onion, diced 1
  • Dried red chilli, chopped 1
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Medium tomato, seeded and diced 1
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Kidney beans (rajma), boiled 3 tbsps
  • Low fat yogurt 3 tbsps
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp + to garnish


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add ginger and garlic and saute till golden.
  • Add onion, carrot, tofu, yellow capsicum and mushrooms, mix and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add red chilli, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt, mix well and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add tomato and saute till tomato softens slightly. Add garam masala powder, spinach, kidney beans and ½ cup water, mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add low fat yogurt, mix well and cook till the mixture is almost dry. Turn off the heat and add coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Transfer into a serving dish, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.