Chicken Jalfrezi

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Jalfrezi is a Desi Chinese fusion dish quite popular in Pakistan. The tomato based gravy makes it possible to eat it with roti & rice.
  • PREP TIME: 15 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 45 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 8 persons
Chicken Jalfrezi


  • 3-4 tablespoon oil
  • 4 onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 kg boneless chicken, cubed
  • 2 onions, cut into thick slices
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into thick slices
  • 1 capsicum, cut into slices
  • ¼ teaspoon ground garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Heat oil in a large frying pan or pot.
  • 2. Saute the chopped onions in the oil till transparent.
  • 3. Add the ginger garlic paste, Turmeric, Coriander powder and chopped tomatoes.
  • 4. Cover and simmer to allow the tomatoes to soften. Mash with a spoon.
  • 5. Add the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes or until the chicken is slightly tender. Add the salt. Let the chicken cook on low simmer.
  • 6. In another pan, heat a tablespoon of oil and sauté sliced onion, sliced capsicum, sliced tomatoes with garam masala powder.
  • 7. Sauté this for a while till the vegetables soften lightly.
  • 8. Add the sautéed vegetables to the cooked chicken. Stir and cook together for 2-3 minutes.
  • 9. Serve with rice.


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