Plant-Based Vegetable Jalfrezi

This is a wonderful tasting Plant-Based Vegetable Jalfrezi. It’s packed with nutrient enriching foods such as garlic, ginger, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, red onions and our wonderful friend from the legume family – chick peas.

Oh, and not forgetting one of our staples – tomatoes, this time in the form of passata.

I’ve served my Plant-Based Vegetable Jalfrezi on a bed of brown rice for dinner. It makes about four portions, so if you’re cooking for one, why not freeze the other three portions? Or, if you’re very hungry – keep eating, remember you can have as much as you want. We don’t count calories, points or anything else here, it’s all about eating as much as you want of delicious plant-based food that’s minimally processed. To find out more, go here.

If you’re having friends round for dinner for them to sample your amazing plant-based cooking, why don’t you scatter some fresh coriander leaves on the top with a few toasted almonds and finely sliced red chilli. It’ll give it that little flourish so it’ll not only taste delicious, your guests will be feasting with their eyes too!

Remember to let me know below if you’ve made my Plant-Based Vegetable Jalfrezi and enjoyed it.

Plant-Based Vegetable Jalfrezi

Plant-Based Vegetable Jalfrezi

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 47 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 4


  • Large stock pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring jug
  • Sharp paring knives
  • Measuring spoons


  • Jalfrezi paste - I used the recipe here to make the paste and substituted the oil for water:
  • 2 red onions finely sliced
  • 500 ml boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon plant-based bouillon or stock
  • half a head of a medium cauliflower broken into florets
  • two handfuls of spring cabbage or cavolo nero
  • 1 yellow
  • 1 red pepper finely sliced
  • 1 head broccoli broken into small florets
  • 400 g can chickpeas in water drained
  • 500 ml passata
  • as much as you want of brown rice washed and cooked as per the packet instructions
  • fresh coriander to decorate


  • Add two inches of water to a large pot and then add the red onions. Cook for 6-8 minutes, adding more water if the water evaporates. You're looking for the onions to start to break down and caramelize.
  • Add your homemade paste and stir into the onions, then add your cauliflower florets, stock, water and passata then cook for a further 15-20 minutes. You're looking for the cauliflower to begin to get soft and the sauce to thicken.
  • Add the drained chickpeas, peppers, broccoli and cabbage or cavolo nero. Cook for a further 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are cooked through.
  • Serve on a bed of brown rice and scatter with some coriander leaves, and if you fancy a few toasted almonds and finely sliced red chilli.

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