Chicken Jalfrezi


Chicken Jalfrezi is a mix of Pakistani and Chinese cuisine. It’s a mildly spiced tomato based gravy with boneless chicken, onions and capsicum seasoned with Desi spices.


For Chicken Marinade:

  • 500 gm boneless chicken, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon yoghurt
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

For Jalfrezi Gravy:

  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chili, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 onion, cut into cubes
  • green capsicum, cut in cubes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons coriander


  • Place the chicken in a bowl. Add yoghurt, ginger garlic paste, salt and red chili powder. Marinate for about 1 – 2 hours.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add ginger garlic paste. Add the green chilies, followed by tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir for a few minutes till the tomatoes soften, and oil separates.
  • Turn heat to medium, and add the marinated chicken pieces. Cook for about 3 – 4 minutes till chicken changes color. Add the capsicum and onion, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add water, and cover the lid. Cook on low heat till the chicken is cooked through.
  • Take off lid, and then add lemon juice followed by coriander.
  • Serve hot with rice.
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