ORIGIN - Indian
ABOUT THE DISH : Chicken Jalfrezi is an Indian speciality dish with marinated chicken stir cooked in oil and with spices.
WHAT YOU NEED :Chicken (boneless preferably)
Oil (6 tablespoon)
Onions (finely chopped)
Capsicum (1 or 2) (cut)
Lime Juice (2 teaspoon)
Chilli powder (1 teaspoon)
Tomato Puree (1/2 cup)
Ginger Garlic Paste
Garam Masala (1 teaspoon) [depends on you]
Tomatoes (2) [Cut]
HOW TO PREPARE -
Forget everything. Start with the chicken.
Cut it into medium pieces. Too small and you wouldn't want that.
Mix salt, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder and lime juice in a bowl. Introduce them to the chicken. Mix well and marinate for 2 hours.
Now for the rest of the ingredients. Take a pan and put 2 tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot, pour the chopped onions and saute. i.e stir till you get a golden shade of onions. I guess most of you have done the basic level of cooking. If not, all you have to do is just keep stirring intermittently every few seconds..we don't want to burn the onions or ourselves....
When that is achieved pour the tomato puree. 1/2 cup or less, depending on the amount of chicken you have. More than 1/2 cup is a sure disaster, mind you. The taste would be too tangy and then you will have to look for substitutes to negate it. keep in mind that you even put lemon juice in the marinade. So no more puree for you. Stir for 5-7 mins till a thick paste is obtained. You might want to make sure that you don't stir a lot. That done, keep it aside.
2 hours later, bring back the marinated chicken. Take another pan/wok and heat 4 tablespoon of oil and introduce the tomato puree and onion paste you kept aside to it. [Note- if you don't care about gaining weight, try cooking with butter instead of oil. One helluva aroma and taste!] Add the marinated chicken and let it cook till its ready. Add capsicum for flavor and add salt as per taste. Cook covered if you want gravy.
Make a garnish with tomatoes and serve hot.
That's it folks.
P.S| can't help taking a dig at Paanipuri lover. Darling, you might be pleased to know that more than enough guys know how to cook. Some are happy with preparing maggi and some like me [doesn't try to be modest] are excellent cooks.
Just so you know.
P.P.S| Sorry didn't have own pics