Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi


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About this recipe: This is a Pakistani recipe for a spicy curry. My Mama made this dish, and I like it very much. You must try it. This dish is best served with basmati rice, chapatis or naan bread.

Alia Tasleem

Serves: 6 

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 750g skinless chicken thigh fillets, halved
  • 3 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 440g can peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic, and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the chicken and season with turmeric, chilli powder and salt. Fry gently, scraping the bottom of the pan frequently and turning the chicken.
  2. Pour in the tomatoes with their juice, cover the pan, and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes. Uncover, and simmer for another 10 minutes to let the excess liquid evaporate.
  3. Add the ghee, cumin, coriander, ginger and coriander leaves, and simmer for another 5 to 7 minutes. Serve the chicken pieces with sauce spooned over the top.

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I have made this many times and it is so easy and delicious!! - 31 Dec 2014

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