Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi

Born out of the British colonisation of India. This dish is a perfect marriage of fiery pungency of ginger and mustard and a subtle sweetness of chicken and fried vegetables.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 39 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian



  • 1 kg chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 0.5 tsp turmeric powder (haldi/arad)
  • 1.5 tsp Kashmiri chilli paste or 1tsp Kashmiri chilli powder

Fried Vegetables

  • 1 onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 red pepper, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 green pepper, cut into largr chunks
  • 3 green chillies, sliced lengthwise

Rich Tomato base

  • 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) or oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1.5 tsp cumin powder
  • 1.5 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tin plum tomatos, chopped
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard oil
  • 1/4 cup water, as required
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala


Keyword Chicken, Chickenjalfrezi, indianfood

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  1. Sara’s Sister in Law says:

    5 stars
    I cooked this today and once again the final product was just delicious and very tasty. This was my third recipe I’ve followed. Can’t wait to try more.

    1. Thanks for the feedback. You need to try every recipe and give a rating for each one.

  2. 5 stars
    Turned out delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe and was asked to make it again.
    Very nice!

    1. Jzk for your feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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