Chicken Jalfrezi

    Another popular chicken curry dish, cooked with spices and herbs. The predominant flavour, taste comes from capsicum
    (pepper) and big chunks of onion.

    Serves 6:
    Preparation time: 40 minutes


    Ingredients:
  • Chicken boneless1 kg
  • Salt – 2 teaspoon or to taste.
  • Turmeric – 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder – 1½ teaspoon or to taste.
  • Oil – 100 ml
  • Onion, chopped into big chunks – 2
  • Green chillies, slit – 3 or to taste.
  • Coriander powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Tomato, chopped – 1
  • Green pepper, chopped into big chunks – 1½
  • Garlic paste – 2 teaspoon
  • Ginger paste – 2 teaspoon
  • Tomato puree or paste – 3 tablespoon
  • Garam masala – 1 teaspoon
  • Water, lukewarm 1½ cup
  • Fried Onions ½ cup
  • Coriander, chopped – 1 small bunch.


    Method:
  • Cut chicken into pieces. Add 2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon turmeric and 1½ teaspoon chilli powder. Mix it well and keep
    aside for 10 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry onions for 2 minutes over high heat. Add the marinated chicken and fry gently for 5 minutes

  • Add green chillies, 2 teaspoon coriander powder, 2 teaspoon cumin powder, tomato and green pepper. Cover and cook
    over medium heat for 8 minutes. Add 2 teaspoon ginger paste, 2 teaspoon garlic paste and mix well.

  • Add 3 tablespoon of tomato puree and simmer for 5 minutes. Then add 1 teaspoon garam masala. Allow it to cook for 2
    minutes.

  • Add 1½ cup of lukewarm water and let it cook for another 3 minutes. Add ½ cup fried onions, mix well and cook for
    another 2 minutes.

  • Remove from heat. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with rice or Indian bread.


    Variation:
    Grill mixed pepper, tomatoes and onion chunks in oil for 5 minutes. Add these to the curry for a variation in taste.


    Tips:
    Use meat on the bone instead of boneless and feel the difference in taste!