Excite your taste buds with this aromatic and delicious chicken curry dish, chicken jalfrezi. Quick and easy to make it, only takes 40 minutes from start to finish including marinating the chicken.
Succulent pieces of white chicken meat are marinated in a fragrant, Indian inspired spices and then simmered in a tomato and stock based sauce with more aromatics, herbs and spices.
This curry dish is on a spicier side thanks to the chillies in the sauce. It is a medium heat wave but nothing overpowering. Dating from the time of the Mughals, the name of the curry comes from the Bengali word jhal, meaning spicy hot.
The spice mix is pretty traditional with bold and dominant flavors of cumin, ground coriander, garam masala, ginger, garlic, turmeric. This hot curry also has green chillies, bell peppers, onion and tomatoes. We use both canned crushed tomatoes and tomato paste for deeper and more intense flavors.
Marinated chicken is fried in oil and spices to produce a dry, thick sauce, then the stock and the tomatoes are added and the sauce simmers together with pieces of chicken until ready.
This curry is very simple to make and might become your favorite especially if you are a fan of spicy food. It is flavorful, fragrant and the best Indian cuisine has to offer but very easy to make at the same time.
Follow the detailed steps below to make this delicious Indian curry.