Friday, 16 December 2011

Chicken Jalfrezi

Jalfrezi is a type of curry in which the marinated meat or vegetables are fried in oil and spices than mixed with tomato puree to make a thick sauce.

This recipe had been in my to-do list for a long time. 

It uses some strange ingredients for a Chinese recipe, that was the reason i was a little skeptic about this.

I did some extensive research, mixed up a few jalfrezi recipes that i randomly found on the internet and eventually i came up with this.

Ingredients :
(For Marination)
Chicken : 1/2 kg Boneless
Vinegar : 2 tbsp
Chili Sauce : 1 tbsp
Salt : to taste
Ginger garlic paste : 1 tsp
Chinese salt : 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder : to taste 
Mustard powder : 1/4 tsp

(for the Curry)
Onion : 1/2 finely diced
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Garlic : 3-4 cloves
Tomato puree : 1 cup
Tomato ketchup : 4 tbsp
Salt : to taste
Chinese Salt : to taste
Red chili powder : to taste
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder : 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder : 1/4 tsp
All spice (Garam Masala) : 1/2 tsp

Tomatoes : 2 
Capsicum : 3
Onion : 1

Method :

Cut chicken in strips

Marinate with Vinegar, chili sauce,Salt, Chinese salt, Mustard powder, red chili powder.

Mix and Leave for 1 hour.


Cut Capsicum, Tomatoes and Onion in cubes. Keep aside.

Finely dice 1/2 onion, garlic and ginger for the curry. Keep Aside.

Heat a tbsp of oil in a wok, Stir fry Onions and Capsicum with a pinch of salt and black pepper for 1 minute.

Take out and keep aside.

Heat around 3-4 tbsp of oil in the same wok, add the chopped onions and fry till transparent. Add chopped ginger garlic. Cook till fragrant.

Add the marinated chicken.

When the chicken changes color, add the diced tomatoes.

Add Salt, Black pepper, Cumin powder, Turmeric powder,Coriander powder, Red chili powder and Chinese salt. Mix

Add tomato puree and ketchup. Mix.

Add a cup of water and let it cook for 10 minutes on medium flame.

When ready to serve add the stir fried vegetables and a pinch of all spice.

Mix and serve with plain or fried rice.


Submitting this recipe to Food of The Month Contest

Submitting this recipe to Food Corner Midweek Fiesta

Submitting the recipe to Turning The Table


  1. @faseelaIt was deliciouss !! :)
    and Thank u :)

  2. Sidra--great blog, thank you for stopping by mine and sharing yours!
    Blessings to you,

  3. OMG! its mouth watering..i'm gonna try it tmrww itself. Was looking for a variety chicken recipe!

  4. @Teena MaryThank u so much !!
    do tell me how it turns out !

  5. Wow,I want that in my belly sooo bad!

  6. Salam Sidra.. U have been very generous with your recipes. TQ for this one, a must try, too yummy to pass. Hugs!

  7. @MamaTimWalaikum Salam :)
    i'm so glad you like it. Do tell me how it turns out !! :)

  8. Hello Sidra! Well, if you change your mind about medicine remember that you have a bright and promising future in dining. People will be lined up around the block waiting to get in and eat your dishes.
    I stopped by to wish you and your family a joyous holiday season.

  9. @Mariohehe !! :) Sure thing, i'll remember that !
    Happy Holidays to u too !! :)

  10. Assalamualeikum wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuhu dear sis! Jazakillahu khairan for your dear comment on my blog! How nice of you to drop by. :)

    I LOVE the look of this dish. :) And the way you set it looks amazing! Oooh ooh, and your veggies looks so yummy and fresh in your picture, mashaAllah! :) Thank you for sharing this recipe, will surely be checking out your blog, inshaAllah. :)

  11. @The Creative MuslimahWalikum Salam
    Thank u so much !!
    and thank u for stopping by !! :)

  12. looks so delicious!!Thanks for the step by step recipe....
    Thanks a lot for linking with Midweek Fiesta
    & Food of the Month

  13. @AmyThank u !! :)
    I'm new to all that linking and stuff !

  14. I tried it today, it turned out really good.


  15. m defintly gonna try this out... i was lukin for worth trying receipe n i js found here ... thankyu