Chicken Jalfrezi Recipe

Chicken Jalfrezi Recipe


  1. Vegetable oil ----------------------------------- Two tablespoons.
  2. Onion, chopped ------------------------------- One large piece.
  3. Garlic --------------------------------------------- Two cloves.
  4. Chilli powder ----------------------------------- One teaspoon.
  5. Ground turmeric ------------------------------ Three teaspoons.
  6. Salt ------------------------------------------------ As per taste .
  7. Boneless chicken breast ------------------ One Kilogram.
  8. Tomatoes, chopped ------------------------- Half Kilo tin pack.
  9. Ground ginger --------------------------------- Two teaspoons.
  10. Ground cumin --------------------------------- Three teaspoons.
  11. Ground coriander ----------------------------- Three teaspoons.
  12. Melted butter ----------------------------------- Two tablespoons.
  13. Whole Lemon ---------------------------------- Juice only



  1. Firstly,  Take a heavy based pan and put some oil into it and start heating. 
  2. After few minutes when oil temperature rise to 120 degree C, then
  3. Put onion and garlic and fry over a medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes as onions become softened.
  4. Add the chilli powder, turmeric and salt together in a bowl dissolve all these three ingredients as they combined, then
  5. Add chicken pieces and mix  them as all the pieces is well coated with spices.
  6. Put these coated chicken into the preheated oil pan and start frying for 10 minutes until its color turns to golden-brown and cooked through.
  7. After that add the tomatoes, ginger, cumin and coriander into the pan and stir well, then
  8. Lower the flame and heat until the mixture is just simmering.
  9. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for half an hour, stirring occasionally and adding some water if the mixture appears too dry.
  10. Stir in the butter and lemon juice until its combined and add as per taste.
  11. This butter paste used as topping on the chicken jalfrezi dish.
  12. To serve, spoonful of chicken jalfrezi onto serving plates, Serve with rice or naan, garnish with the chopped coriander and sliced red chillies.

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