Chicken Jalfrezi Recipe


45 m | 6 servings

1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut in half
2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes
3 teaspoons ground turmeric
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1 onion, grated
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons ground coriander
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root


Prep: 45 m | Cook: 55 m

1. Heat the oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic, and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the chicken, and season with turmeric, chili powder and salt. Fry gently, scraping the bottom of the pan frequently and turning the chicken.
2. Pour in the tomatoes with their juice, cover the pan, and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes. Uncover, and simmer for another 10 minutes to let the excess liquid evaporate.
3. Add the ghee, cumin, ground coriander, ginger and cilantro, and simmer for another 5 to 7 minutes. Serve the chicken pieces with sauce spooned over the top.