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Chicken Jalfrezi

This tasty Indian recipe is one of the most popular dishes in the UK, where Indian cuisine is all the rage. Indian recipes can be a little daunting with their long lists of unusual and exotic spices. But once you have tried a few recipes you will find that they are well worth the effort.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 4


  • 2 Tbs Coconut oil
  • 1 Large Onion grated
  • 2 Cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into pieces
  • 3 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp Chili powder
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 4-5 Large Round Tomatoes Chopped with juice
  • 2 Tbs Butter
  • 3 Tsp Ground cumin
  • 3 Tsp Ground coriander
  • 2 Tbs Fresh ginger root grated
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 Large JalapeƱo peppers Diced (optional)


  • Gather your ingredients together.
  • Heat the oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Grate the onion, we used a food processor.
  • Add onions and garlic, cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken, and season with turmeric, chili powder and salt.
  • Fry gently, using a wooden spoon scrape the bottom of the pan frequently, turning the chicken.
  • Add the tomatoes with their juice, cover the pan, and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover, and simmer for another 10 minutes to allow the excess liquid to evaporate.
  • While the chicken is cooking, grate the ginger.
  • Chop and measure the parsley.
  • Add the butter, cumin, ground coriander, ginger and cilantro, then simmer for another 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Serve over rice.


This dish is full of wonderful flavors, but it is not necessarily hot. If you would like to add heat to the dish add a few more peppers.