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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