October 30, 2011

Chicken Jalfrezi

Posted by Freelancer at 11:00 PM


ORIGIN - Indian
ABOUT THE DISH : Chicken Jalfrezi is an Indian speciality dish with marinated chicken stir cooked in oil and with spices.

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]


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


Mystical Skeptical Me on October 30, 2011 at 11:16 PM said...

*Applauds* Okay, first, everyone knows, guys, if they cook, do cook well, though we are yet to taste your cooking :D :D

Second, name scared me a bit, since jalfrezi reminded me of Mughal complexities, but this was so simple!! Good one, mate! :D

meoww on October 30, 2011 at 11:22 PM said...

waah waah waaaahhhhhh
guys who can cook are a biiiigggg turn on you know..!!!
i am pure vegetarian..
so i have no idea about how this dish will taste..
but the efforts you have put in describing everything..!!!
take a bow FL..!!
you deserve it..:):):)

and i should get a kick in the butt..
my cookery skills are S.A.D


Mystical Skeptical Me on October 30, 2011 at 11:29 PM said...

@meoww: Girl, I agree about the "turn on" part. Imagine an Italian one ;) :D

Paanipuri Lover on October 30, 2011 at 11:40 PM said...

Aaye haaye! Dil khush kar ditta! Meoww stated the truth, guys who can cook are a BIG turn on! And as for that dig, jaaooo beta, I allow you to have that fun at my expense! And if you actually know a guy, that has all the qualities I mentioned in my open letter, send him directly to me! :P :D ;)

Nimue on October 30, 2011 at 11:41 PM said...

Gals .. u said turn on ?? arrey if the cook is half good as d dish, i say, wat a catch :D

@FL : niice detailed post :) though m a veggie, i m sure this wuld hv been a grt dish ! suuuper !

The Solitary Writer on October 30, 2011 at 11:42 PM said...

MriduPawan - This looks promising ;)

aakash on October 31, 2011 at 12:55 AM said...

Ahaaa... interesting stuff happening here. Go dude go. You represent the brotherhood, go bring down the empire of Venus :D

meoww on October 31, 2011 at 10:28 PM said...

now thaats a drool worthy sight huh..:P:P:P

@paanipuriiii..heeeheeee..HI 5

Suruchi on October 31, 2011 at 11:47 PM said...

wow...this sounds easy and interesting-why would DOV do that to me-make me hungry even after a FULL dinner!

and i also think men who cook are terribly sexy-just that not ALL the cooking should be in the kitchen;-)

Viya ;) on November 1, 2011 at 9:25 AM said...

whoa! a guy who can actually 'cook'!! :D :D
The dish sounds yummmyyy but i'm a vegan.. and i mite substitute the chicken with something else :P :P.. i jus need the 'push' to go to the kitchen and cook! :P :P

Mystical Skeptical Me on November 1, 2011 at 10:20 AM said...

@meoww: I knowww :P :P *Sigh*

Freelancer on November 1, 2011 at 6:12 PM said...

okay people...the dish should get your attention...not the cook...

no am not talking bout me. the way you lot are talking, it looks like the guy who cooks shall be devoured instead of the chicken

meoww on November 1, 2011 at 6:42 PM said...

@FL...hahaha..the guy will be devoured and relishe for sure..but after perfect justice to the dish :D :D :D

meoww on November 1, 2011 at 6:43 PM said...

*relished =D

Paanipuri Lover on November 1, 2011 at 10:46 PM said...

Ek toh you're lucky enough to be paid this much attention! Upar se you're complaining! Huh! :P

Paanipuri Lover on November 1, 2011 at 10:46 PM said...
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Freelancer on November 2, 2011 at 3:13 PM said...

@paanipuri lover
oh dahlin, i am always in the center of attention :P for good or worse :D

PeeVee™ on November 2, 2011 at 10:05 PM said...

Maddy is lucky, Freelancer, if I may:D
Guys who cook ARE a huge turn on.
Especially one who can cook complicated stuff:)

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