Chicken Jalfrezi

This delicious chicken jalfrezi recipe is packed full of flavour, with tender juicy chunks of chicken in a spicy tomato sauce.

Serve with pilau rice and naan bread.

Recipe courtesy of @up_side_down_marciana

Ingredients and Method


  • For the sauce:
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 Sweet Red Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Yellow Pepper, diced
  • 1 Red Onion, cut into wedges
  • 200g Chopped Tomatoes (tinned)
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Tumeric
  • Handful of Fresh Coriander
  • For the chicken marinade:
  • 700g Chicken Breast, diced
  • 100g Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Puree
  • 1 tsp Ginger Puree
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Tumeric
  • 1 tsp Salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°c.
  2. Place all 'Chicken Marinade' ingredients into a bowl, mix together and transfer onto a foil lined oven tray.
  3. Cook chicken for 12-15 minutes, remove from oven and keep to one side.
  4. Heat the ghee in pan on a medium heat setting and once hot add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the cumin seeds begin to sizzle add in the red onion along with ¾ tsp of salt, and cook for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  6. Add in the garlic, ginger and chilli and mix. Continue to cook for a further 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and puree to the pan and stir. Cook for another 2-3 minutes allowing them to completely soften.
  8. Reduce heat slightly and mix in the garam masala, coriander powder, paprika, turmeric and remaining salt.
  9. When you see the oil begin to separate from the masala paste, add the grilled chicken and the sliced peppers.
  10. Mix well on a medium to high heat and cook for 3-4 minutes. Finish with a sprinkle of fresh coriander.

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