Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi is a delightfully flavourful curry with tender, juicy chunks of chicken in a spicy tomato sauce


1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped

4 Chicken Breasts, cubed
4 tbsps Vegetable Oil
6 Green Chillies
3 Garlic Cloves, grated
1 tbsp Cumin Powder
6 Fresh Tomatoes, chopped
Salt, to taste
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tbsps Natural Yogurt
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 large Onion, chunked
1 Green Pepper, roughly chunked
1 Red Pepper, roughly chunked
1 tbsp Garam Masala
Fresh Coriander, chopped as garnish


Heat 2 tbsps oil in a pan
Add the cumin powder and turmeric powder and fry gently until aromatic
Meanwhile, finely chop 2 green chillies and split the other 4 chillies lengthwise on one side without opening or removing the seeds
Add 4 chopped tomatoes, 4 green chillies, grated garlic and salt and fry for 3-5 minutes until soft.
Add the chicken and stir to coat in the sauce
Stir in the yogurt and 200 ml water and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the chicken is tender and sauce reduced by a third or so
In a separate pan, heat the remaining oil
Add the cumin seeds and fry until fragrant
Add the chopped chillies, peppers and onion and stir fry until lightly browned
Now add the remaining chopped tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes
Stir in the garam masala
Add the stir fried vegetables to the chicken and stir to combine
Serve hot, garnished with fresh coriander, and accompanied by steaming basmati rice

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