Learn how to make Chicken Jalfrezi with Chili Rice using our easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and accompanying photos and video. This delicious dish features tender chicken cooked in a flavorful sauce and paired with perfectly spiced fried rice.
Chicken Jalfrezi is a tomato-based curry made with boneless chicken pieces, bell peppers, and onion. Unlike most traditional curries, Jalfrezi is often stir-fried instead of stewed or braised. This lends it a thick, semi-dry texture instead of a soupy one like that of Classic Chicken Curry. Here I have also prepared chili garlic rice to serve with chicken jalfrezi. a lip-smacking and flavored chicken jalfrezi with chili garlic fried rice along with chilled soft drinks will make your day. Try this 😊
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Though I have shared the chicken jalfrezi recipe initially in my blog post and this recipe is 2nd version of jalfrezi with video and chili garlic fried rice
What exactly is Chicken Jalfrezi?
Chicken Jalfrezi is a boneless chicken curry made with traditional onion and tomato masala. It is characterized by the inclusion of large, cubed pieces of capsicum (bell pepper) added in towards the end of the cooking time, so they keep their color and bite. Some versions of Chicken Jalfrezi also add large pieces of onion, but my recipe doesn’t.
What sets a Chicken Jalfrezi apart from other regular curries is the slightly tangy addition of vinegar at the end, which makes it rather reminiscent of more Indo-Chinese style curries such as Chicken Manchurian.
I also made chili garlic fried rice to go with the chicken jalfrezi. This rice is quick and simple to prepare and can be made in just 10 minutes using leftover boiled rice.
This recipe can assist you in creating dishes of restaurant quality, and with the help of my tips, you can even customize it to achieve a restaurant-style dish.
If you are using fresh, homemade tomato puree, consider adding a tablespoon of tomato ketchup or 2 tablespoons of tomato paste to enhance the flavor and impart an umami taste.
For fried rice, it is best to use leftover, cold-boiled rice to achieve an awesome result without any sticky rice grains or breakages. In case you do not have leftover boiled rice, you can boil the rice for 5 hours before cooking and refrigerate it until completely cool before using it in the recipe.
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How to prepare Chicken Jalfrezi served with Chili Garlic Rice?
To begin, cut the onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes into square-shaped pieces. Make sure to remove the seeds from the tomatoes.
First, finely chop the garlic.
Then, cut the boneless chicken into bite-sized cubes.
Peel and slice the carrots and capsicums into thin, long pieces.
Lastly, cut the green chilies into thin, long strips.
In a wok or pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onions and capsicums and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Once done, remove from the heat.
In a wok or pan, add oil and heat it up. Then, add chopped garlic and let it cook for a minute. Next, add chicken cubes and fry them with the garlic until the pink color disappears.
Once the chicken turns white, add spices such as salt, chili flakes, crushed coriander, turmeric powder, and crushed black pepper. Stir everything together to ensure it is well-mixed.
Next, add a small amount of garam masala mix to the dish. Then, include the tomato puree. If you need the recipe for the TOMATO PUREE, it is available in my previous blog post. Simply click the link to access it.
To make the chicken tender, add spices and stir on medium-low flame before pouring in water. Once it boils, cover and cook on a medium flame for 15 minutes.
Remove the lid and add sautéed veggies, mixing well. Finally, add tomato cubes and combine them with the chicken masala and veggies.
At the end of the cooking process, cover the dish and let it simmer over a low flame for approximately 5 minutes. Be sure to keep the flame very low,
as too much heat can cause the chicken jalfrezi to become dry. After 5 minutes, add julienne ginger and allow it to simmer for an additional 3 minutes.
To prepare the chili fried rice, heat some oil in a separate pan or wok. Sesame oil works best for cooking fried rice, but you can use olive oil if you prefer. Add chopped garlic and fry for a minute.
Crack an egg in the pan next to the sautéed veggies then add, sprinkle some salt and white pepper over the egg. Then, use a spatula to crumble the egg before adding long, thin green chilies.
Mix everything together before adding boiled cold rice and mixing it with the masala.
Finally, add boiled rice, oyster sauce, and salt, and keep mixing everything over a medium-high flame.
Before serving, taste the rice and adjust the level of spices as necessary. Continue to stir-fry the rice over high heat for another 2-3 minutes. Once done, your chili fried rice is ready.
Transfer your chicken jalfrezi and fried rice onto a serving bowl and plate
Serve hot immediately with this delicious chicken jalfrezi with fried rice.