Easy Jalfreezi

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chef Firegnome

Easy Jalfreezi - has the tastes and aroma of jalfreezi but tame enough for young tongues. We like Indian-style food, but many dishes are too spicy for the kids. This is my own adaptation that keeps everyone happy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown 1 lb ground beef - drain the fat and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix 1 can of tomato paste, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp onion salt, 1 tsp garam masala, mix and set aside.
  3. Dice one red or green bell pepper and half a large onion.
  4. Fry peppers and onions in a light coating of cooking oil (just enough to coat the pan) until the onions are translucent.
  5. Add 1 Tb. minced ginger, 4 cloves minced garlic, 1 tsp garam masala (reserving 1 tsp), 1 tsp cumin, and 1/8 tsp red pepper, pinch of black pepper and stir fry 2 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to medium.
  7. Add to the skillet 1/2 lb sliced mushrooms, tomato paste mixture and 1 cup of water.
  8. Mix well and cook for 1 minute longer.
  9. Return the browned ground beef and add 1 tomato cut into small wedges (you could also put some boiled potato wedges if you like).
  10. Serve over rice.
  11. Add diced serrano peppers for spicier taste buds.

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