"Jal Frezi" is a curry dish where the main ingredient (meat, fish, paneer or vegetables) is stir-fried. Such cooking technique appeared in British India and introduced to the region by Chinese cuisine.
Stir-fry is a cooking method similar with saute: the ingredients are sliced and fried on a strong fire with a small amount of oil, constantly being stirred. This helps to preserve the products fresh, aromatic and useful.
A few interesting facts about Jal Frezi:
- The word "jhalpharezi" is derrived from colloquial Bengali, where "jhal" means spicy food, and "pharezi" stands for "suitable for a diet";
- In a survey (The Times of India and The Telegraph) "Jal Frezi" was rated the most popular dish in the UK in 2011;
- Everyone can enjoy the vegetable "Jal Frezi" in the Indian restaurant Talk of the Town in Moscow!