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Veggie Jalfrezi

Jalfrezi?!  Jalfrezi is a type of curry dish that is popular throughout the Indian region.  It is a thick spicy sauce that is tomato based with additional spices that is typically prepared with meat, paneer, and/or veggies.  Most would expect a dietitian to prepare their own Jalfrezi sauce- but why reinvent the wheel?!  I got this Jalfrezi simmer sauce from Aldi and simply stirred in some veggies, chickpeas, and couscous.  I would have preferred to use basmati rice but couscous was all I had in my cupboard this go around!

All you need:

  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms ( issued Monterey)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-16 oz. Jalfrezi summer sauce (I used Journey to India from Aldi)
  • 1 can no-salt-added chickpeas
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 1 cup prepared basmati (or couscous if that’s all you have!)

All you do:

  • In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-low heat.  Add onion, red pepper, and mushrooms until onions have browned.  Add in spinach and stir until wilted.
  • Pour jar of Jalfrezi sauce into skillet/wok and stir in chickpeas.  Simmer covered for 5-10 minutes.
  • Pour over basmati rice and enjoy!  I also like to make some naan to go with this yummy dish!


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