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Chicken Jalfraezi

Posted by Annita on March 15, 2007

And now my favorite Chicken recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khana Khazana recipe collection.Jalfraezi means dry fry,this is a Pakistani recipe,where tender chicken breasts are dry fried and smothered in a clingy tomato flavoured sauce.It is really spicy with delicious green peppers,whole red chillies and chilly powder,and tastes different from the regular chicken recipes.

Chicken Jalfrazie


Boneless chicken – 1/2 kg
Onions sliced thin – 3 medium sized
Capsicum – 1 medium sized
Ginger – 1 inch + 1 and 1/2 inch pieces
Garlic – 10 cloves
Fresh coriander leaves chopped- a few sprigs
Vinegar – 2 tbsp
Red Chilli powder – 1 and 1/2 tsps
Cumin seeds – 1 and 1/2 tsps
Red Chillies Whole – 3
Tomato Puree – 1/2 cup
Tomato Ketchup – 2 tbsps
Salt – to taste
Oil – as needed

Method :-

Wash,pat dry chicken and cut into thin stripes.Wash,halve,deseed and cut capsicum into thin stripes.Peel and cut 1 inch piece of ginger into julienne.Grind the garlic and remaining ginger into a smooth paste.
Marinate chicken strips in 1 tbsp vinegar,half the red chilly powder,half the ginger-garlic paste and salt to taste for half an hour,preferably in a refrigerator.Heat oil in a pan and allow cumin seeds to splutter.Add whole red chillies and stir fry for few seconds.Add the sliced onions and stir fry till translucent.Add remaining ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2 to 3 mins.Now add in marinated chicken strips and stir fry for 3-4 mins.Mix in tomato puree,tomato ketchup,remaining red chilli powder and fry chicken until it is almost dry,stirring in between.Adjust the seasoning and add ginger julienne,capsicum strips,chopped coriander leaves,remaining vinegar and toss.Remove from heat and serve hot with rice/roti.


22 Responses to “Chicken Jalfraezi”

  1. Jyothsna said

    Great recipe!

    Thanks Jyotsna

  2. jisha said

    good one.very good presentation.will try soon.thanks

  3. Ayrin said

    Hey Annita
    I had tried out this recipe yesterday it came out really good… thank you for such a great recipe..


  4. Rg said

    It’s so eye-pleasing! Looks very very good. Can’t wait to try it out. Will let you know for sure, how it turned out for me. Thanks a lot for posting such awesome recipes.

  5. Xpressions said

    cud u pls tell me wht ginger julienne is?
    have been following yr blog for soem time & have even tried some recepes, But commenting forthe first time.


    Julienne-Veggies cut into thin strips or small, matchlike pieces…


  6. Surya said

    Looks wonderful Annita!!Great color.Thanks for the Nice recipe.

    Thanks Surya

  7. mandira said

    Looks delicious Annita, I’ve made paneer jalfrezi before, will try this soon.

    Try it out and let me know if you liked it.

  8. raji said

    hi anita,

    is it delicious taste when u cook Chicken Jalfraezi by sanjeev kapoor? If yes, then pls let me know
    so that I can try. I tried some of his recipes and dint come out well…


    Yes..raji..I loved it…Usually i love almost all dishes of Sanjeev kapoor..So i don’t know if its of your taste…

  9. Rahin said

    hi anita , just found your blog , the recipes look great , i just started blogging a few days back , i love jalfrezi n will definitely try this one :)

    Thanks Rahin..

  10. Priya said

    A julienne (also called a “matchstick”) is a type of cut that makes a long thin strip.

    Yes…thats a julienne…,Priya

  11. Dony said

    Hi Annita
    I am a big fan of ur blog ..I have tried some of ur recipes! they cameout well too.. one request.. pls post some recipes for shrimp :)
    thanks. take care

    Sure Doni,I’ll surely be posting some shrimp recipes too…
    Do visit me often..

  12. Finla said

    Hello Annita,
    Today i discovered your site and i’ve been sitting here atleast a hour and a half looking to all your recipes, all of them looks verynice, i’ll try this recipe as it looks so yummie, i’ve made jalfrezi ans it nerver cameout looking like yours.
    Can’t wait till next mont to see wwht you are going to prepare as i went through month by month your recipes :-)))

    Thanks a lot,Finla..Happy to hear that you love my blog..

  13. Anonymous said

    Someone posted your recipe here.

  14. zeb said

    Hi Annita,
    Tried out this recipe and it came out delicious…
    Do keep blogging more and more delicious recipes

  15. Subaina said

    Hi Annita,

    I made this dish for lunch yesterday and my husband simply loved it :-) Thanks for the recipe.


  16. iman said

    thanks a lot….. had lost this one recipe from the book and was searching for it .thank u again as it’s one of my favorite recipe.

    You’re very much welcome,Iman

  17. delicious… i will try this recipe thanx for tha wonderfull recipe and thanx aloooooooot share with us

  18. Honey said

    I love mmmmmmuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  19. Honey said

    Its yummy and a great recipe thanx…………..

  20. sana said

    its very good and very tasty must try it

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  22. Farzana Asif said

    It’s yummy.

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