Monday, 27 May 2013

Chicken Jalfrezi

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

This recipe is for Chicken Jalfrezi. It's a really simple curry to make, and always has bell peppers in it. The sauce is rich with tomatoes, and can be as spicy as you like. You could even make a vegetarian version by leaving out the chicken, and replacing it with a selection of your favourite veggies. Serve with boiled rice, naan or roti!

A Simple List of Ingredients:
1. Boneless Chicken Pieces 
2. Chopped Tomatoes Tin
3. Onions
4. Red Bell Peppers
5. Green Chillies
6. Fresh Garlic
7. Fresh Ginger
8. Salt
9. Ground Cumin
10. Ground Coriander
11. Ground Turmeric
12. Crushed Red Chillies
13. Vegetable Oil
14. Fresh Coriander

Bismillah, let's cook a Jalfrezi!

Peel and finely slice 2 onions.

Heat a few tablespoons vegetable oil in a pan, and fry the sliced onions ..

.. until soft and golden brown.

Peel and finely chop 2 garlic cloves.

Chuck the chopped garlic into the pan, and fry for 1 minute.

It's time for the chicken! Add 1 pound boneless chicken pieces. I added a few chicken thighs too.

Fry the chicken until sealed and white.

1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed red chilli (or more if you like it spicy!)

Add to the chicken.

Stir to combine ..

.. and then stir-fry for 10 minutes.

Add 1 tin chopped tomatoes.

Stir to combine, cover and cook on a low heat for 20 minutes.

Take 1 inch grated fresh ginger.

.. 7 chopped green chillies .. 

.. 2 chopped red bell peppers ..

.. 3 teaspoons ground cumin and 3 teaspoons ground coriander ..

Add all to the pan.

Stir-fry for 2 minutes on medium heat.

Add a handful chopped fresh coriander.

Heat through for a minute.

Serve immediately for a warm and spicy dinner!

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  1. Absolute great curry! Made your battered fish curry and it was good but this was a lot better,

  2. Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of tinned? If so how many tomatoes? Thanks

    1. Yes you can. For this recipe, I would use 8 medium tomatoes. If you can, blend them with a little water. Good luck!

  3. Thank you, your recipes are fantastic!

  4. Aoa. If i make 4 pounds of boneless breast chicken do i multiply the above ingredients by 4 times?

    1. Wasalaam! double the ingredients except: add 2 tins of tomatoes, 2 teaspoons red chilli and 14 green chillies. but of course, do everything according to your own taste. good luck!

    2. Jzk sis. So i would double the ground cumin to 6 tsp and ground coriander to 6 tsp as well? Just double confirming as inviting my inlaws over lolz. and can i serve this with egg fried rice? or is plain rice better? :)

    3. Yes, ground cumin and ground coriander will be 6 teaspoons each. And, I think plain boiled rice is better to compliment the jalfrezi flavour. :)

  5. Beautiful mashallah so tasty

  6. Instead of crushed red chilli flakes can we use red chilli powder and would it be the same amount?

    1. Yes, you can and it would be the same amount or to your own taste.

  7. I love you recipes they are so easy to follow, and tasty yummy

  8. Salaam sister do I double ingredients for 2 lb chicken ? Don’t want it to be fiery just lots of flavour

    1. Double everything but add the chilli to your own taste.

  9. Bob on recipe.. my favorite curry with all the different falavers..Spicer the better..

  10. Salams... for 1KG of chicken would you say I double the ingredients?

    1. Wasalaam, yes. But add the chilli and salt to your own taste.

  11. your recipe is awesome I follow you all recipe good work. keep it up.

    Amazing Tips, Thank you for sharing this …….. post really this is awesome tips thanks for guiding me

  12. Just made this for iftaar. Delicious!

  13. Thanks so much I've made this recipe 3 times this month. Can't wait to try more 😊


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