Monday, 14 March 2016

Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi means marinated spicy chicken and this dish has influenced by Chinese Stir fried chicken. The dish was invented by The governor of Bengal Lord Marcus Sandys during British Raj. The governor was well known for his love of Indian spices and also gave England the gift of Worcestershire sauce by converting the Jaggery Chutney into Worcestershire sauce. The idea of chicken jalfrezi came when his staff would reheat the left overs and it first appeared in cookbooks of the British Raj as a way of using up leftovers . As the time passed, Indian restaurants adapted the method to make stir-fry with marinated meats. 

It is still one of the best dish eaten by rich and high class in India and Pakistan. As the dish includes green chillies, a jalfrezi can range in heat from a medium dish to a very hot one. Chicken jalfrezi is considered an Indian Chinese or Pakistani Chinese dish, with a mix of Chinese and South Asian cooking techniques used in its preparation. If you like it please do use comment box below and do not forget to subscribe our site to get new recipes everyday, we don't just share the recipes from around the world, we dig the history for you to bring some of the best recipes for you and we bring the memories of ancient life into your kitchen.


1: Chicken meat 1kg (boneless cut in small pieces)

2: Vegetable Oil 1/2 cup

3: Onion 3 medium (grated)

4: Ginger & Garlic paste 1tbsp

5: Salt as per taste

6: Red chili powder 1tbsp

7: Coriander powder 1tbsp

8: Turmeric powder 1tsp

9: Tomatoes 4 medium (chopped)

10: Green chilies 4 (finely chopped)


Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan on medium flame, add onions, ginger & garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes, add chicken pieces,turmeric, chili powder, green chilies and salt, fry gently keep stirring, add tomatoes, coriander powder and cook till it's water dries on medium flame.
Serve hot with Chapatis, Naan, Boiled rice.

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