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Chicken Jalfrezi

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A delightfully Chicken Jalfrezi, flavorful curry with tender juicy chunks of chicken in a spicy tomato sauce studded with stir-fried peppers and onions


  • 1 kg chicken pieces
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger and garlic
  • 1½ tsp Kashmiri chili
  • The rind of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon


Marinate for a few hours.


  • Slice 1 large onion thickly
  • 3 colored peppers half each cut into cubes.
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 500 ml cream
  • 2 large tomatoes sliced thinly.
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp oil
Chicken Jalfrezi


  1. Heat oil and ghee.
  2. Fry off chicken pieces on low for 30-45 mins.
  3. Remove and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add onions and fry till tender.
  5. Add tomato paste n cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add peppers, tomatoes salt to taste and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Add chicken back to pan and coat well.
  8. Add cream and cook on low for about 10 mins.
  9. Use 1/4 tsp maizena mixed into 2 tbsp cold milk to thicken the sauce to desired consistency.
  10. Garnish with dhania.

Prepared, tried, and tested by: Charmaine Pillay

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