25 July, 2011

Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi
                Jalfrezi is a hot curry with green chillies, peppers, onion and tomatoes, whose name comes from the Bengali word jhal, meaning spicy hot. It is dish invented during the Mughal era in north India. 
             Chicken tikka masala is now been replaced by jalfrezi as the  Briton's favorite dish. 
According to a new poll, the jalfrezi – a far hotter dish cooked using green chillies – is the most popular choice in Britain's 10,000 Indian restaurants.
             I cooked this jalfrezi for the very first time n it came out very well n my family loves it.....let's see on how to make this popular jalfrezi...


Main ingredients:
Chicken( bone less) - 1/2 kg.
Green chillies - 4 (chopped).
Garlic - 6 pods ( chopped).
Tomatoes - 3 (chopped).
Tandoori masala pwd - 2 tsp ( opt - jalfrezi does't need tandoor pwd but i added it in this recipe for a xtra zing).
Chilli powder - 2 tsp.
Coriander powder - 2 tsp.
Pepper powder - 1 tsp.
Salt - as needed.
oil - 3tsp.

for marination:
Curd - 5 tbsp.
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp.
Lemon extract - 1 tsp.

for separate saute:
oil - 2 tsp.
Zeera / cumin seeds- 1 tsp.
Onions - 2 (sliced).
Green bell peppers - 1 (diced).
Garam masala - 1 tsp.


=> marinate the chicken with curds, turmeric pwd n lemon extracts for 10 min ( jalfrezi doesn't need any marination but i do it for all chicken foods to get the flavors in.)

=> heat oil, add chopped green chillies, chopped garlic n saute for 10 sec.

=> add chopped tomatoes n saute till it mashes into gravy.

=> add 2 tsp of tandoor powder, 2 tsp of chilli pwd, 1 tsp of pepper powder n needed salt, quick stir it.

=> add in marinated chicken, stir in, chicken starts to ooze out water, so water is not needed for this recipe n only if u want a gravy type of consistency then add water.

=> close the lid n cook in on medium flame till done.

=> open the lid, dry up the liquid if any on high flame.

=> in an other pan, heat oil, splutter 1 tsp zeer/ cumin seeds.

=> saute the sliced onions till golden brown.

=> add in diced green bell peppers n saute for 10 sec on high flame.

=> add in 1 tsp of garam masala pwd n saute for 5 sec.

=> add the sauteed mix to the chicken mix n stir in gently.

=> garnish with cilantro leaves.

The Britain's most favorite  jalfrezi and an Indian exotic food  can be easily cooked at home!!!!.......Go ahead!!!!!

7 Post a comment:

Ramya said...

thanks for posting this...i was searching for this recipe..i had jalfrezi for the first time in UK and it was delicious...Bookmarking to try soon...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

OMG... so wonderfully done.. truly inviting..

Saras said...

Tempting recipes, /Love the pictorial..

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raquel @ erecipe said...

i really love Indian recipes, my cousin marry an Indian and he really cook awesome. Actually I love the chili taste...love to try your recipe, looks fantastic =)

Sa Thee Sh... said...

WIll try this next in my kitchen...

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Ramya said...

Hi Meena, I tries this yesterday and it was very yummy. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Would you like to see it?

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