Chicken Jalfrezi

11 Mar

Preparation time:30mts,cooking time:60mts,Serves:4-5


Items 1-5 for marination:

  1. 1/2 kg Chicken cut into thin strips of 3″
  2. 1 tsp Ginger paste
  3. 1 tsp Garlic paste
  4. 1 tsp Chilly powder.
  5. 1 tbsp Vinegar
  6. 1 large onion finely chopped.
  7. 2 medium tomato -finely chopped.
  8. 1 tsp. garlic paste
  9. 1 tsp. ginger paste
  10. ¼ tsp. garam masala
  11. ¼ tsp. turmeric powder
  12. 1/2 tsp chilly powder
  13. Few red and green pepper peices.
  14. 1/2 tsp cumin
  15. salt to taste.
  16. Oil
  17. Water for cooking.


  1. Prepare the chicken with items 1-5 along with salt and put in refrigerator for atleast 1.5hrs.
  2. In a pan,heat some oil,add the chopped onion and saute well.
  3. Add the ginger,garlic pastes,turmeric,chilly,garam masala and coriander powder.Mix well and fry for 3mts.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and fry till they are cooked.
  5. Add the marinated chicken peices,mix well and let it cook for 10mts in its own juice.
  6. Add water,bit by  bit  and cook it on medium flame for upto 40mts.While mixing and checking the consistency,I used upto 2cups of water.
  7. At this stage in a pan,add some oil splutter the cumin,add green and red bell peppers and few Onion slices and fry for a couple of mts.
  8. Add this to the cooking chicken and continue to cook on low flame for the rest 15mts.
  9. Temper with Fried red chilly.
  10. Serve with hot rice /roti.

  1. ½ tsp. Coriander  powder
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Posted by on March 11, 2011 in Chicken, Curries, Other Cultures, Pakistani


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