Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi recipe is a dish that originates in the Indian subcontinent. It is popular in Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine and involves frying marinated pieces of meat (chicken, mutton, or beef), fish or vegetables in oil and spices to produce a dry, thick, but savory sauce. Chicken Jalfrezi recipes originally appeared during the time period of British India as a way to reduce the wastage of leftovers by using them in this recipe and frying them with chili and onion. In the Indian subcontinent, chicken Jalfrezi recipe is as a combination of Indian, Bangladeshi, Chinese and Pakistani cooking techniques which are used in its preparation. As the dish includes green chilies, a Chicken Jalfrezi recipe can be a spicy treat for spice lovers. Typically, non-spice lovers can lower the spice down with yogurt or other food alternatives that reduce the spiciness. Other main ingredients include bell peppers, onions, cabbage, and tomatoes.

single recipe
chef Recommended By Chef
time-clock 0:40 To Prep
time-clock 0:15 To Cook
4 Servings
Tips About Recipe

114492 Views 147 Comments

Boneless chicken ½ kg (cut into 1 inch cubes)
Capsicum 1 (cut into small squares)
Onion 1 (cut into small squares)
Egg 1
Tomatoes 2 (chopped)
Green chilies 4 (chopped)
Oil ½ cup
Garlic paste 1 tsp
Red chili powder 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Chili sauce 2 tsp
Ketchup 2 tsp
Black pepper ½ tsp (crushed)
Coriander leaves 2 tbsp (chopped)
How to make Chicken Jalfrezi


Marinate chicken cubes with salt, chili powder, black pepper, chili sauce and ketchup for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a wok.
Fry garlic paste with tomatoes for 5 minutes.
Add marinated chicken, cook till chicken is done and oil starts to float.
In a frying pan heat oil, fry cubed capsicum and onion for 2 minutes till soft.
Beat eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper, fry and slice in cubes.
Add fried capsicum, onion and omelet cubes to cooked chicken.
Garnish with chopped coriander and green chilies.
Serve hot.

How to Make Chicken Jalfrezi Recipe (Summarized Method):

First you need to marinade chicken cubes with the mixture of salt, black pepper, chili powder, chili sauce and tomato ketchup. Leave chicken marinated for 30 minutes. Then heat oil and fry garlic paste along tomatoes for 5 to 6 minutes. Then put marinated chicken into the pan and cook until chicken is cooked completely as well as oil appears inside the pan.
In another pan, heat some oil and fry capsicum and onions for 2 to 3 minutes unless they are soft. Then you need to beat eggs with bit salt and pepper; then fry the eggs and cut into cubes. Then mix fried capsicum, egg cubes and onions to the chicken. Sprinkle chopped coriander and green chilies to give it the final look.

Hot and spicy chicken jalfrezi is ready to eat.

Serve and enjoy with egg fried rice.

More Jalfrezi Recipes for You:

What is Chicken Jalfrezi?

Jalfrezi (also written as zalfrezi, jaffrazi, jhal frezi etc.) is a curry food from Pakistani cuisine in which marinated chicken, fish or vegetables are deep fried in order to form a thick dry sauce. Chicken jalfrezi includes mainly chicken cubes or boneless chicken pieces. Additionally, it involves capsicums, onions, eggs, tomatoes, salt, red and green chili, coriander and garlic sauce.

Jalfrezi is eaten medium hot, very hot or cool. When eaten cool, it is mixed with cream. It is unknown who invented Jalfrezi, however, here KFoods is providing with the recipe of Chef Shireen Anwar.

Jalrezi History

Jalfrezi recipes were mentioned in the cookbooks of British Empire; making jalfrezi was adopted as a practice to use leftovers. It's popularity grew high with the time as according to a survey report in 2011, chicken jalfrezi was found to be the most famous meal in UK Indian restaurants.

Chicken jalfrezi recipe is mainly a curry dish and it's place of origin is believed to be India. It's main ingredients include vegetables, meat, chilies and cream. It is a well-accepted and demanded dish from Chinese chicken recipes.

Chicken Jalfrezi Recipe in English

Posted By: malaika,

Check out the tastiest Chicken Jalfrezi recipe only at kfoods. Find Chinese Recipes & all the recipes of all the chefs. Chicken Jalfrezi is famous for its best and unmatchable taste. Also you can check Chicken Jalfrezi. recipe in Urdu only at

More Chicken Jalfrezi Recipes
Reviews & Comments

This is a wonderful recipe for chicken jalfrezi! That said, I have to admit that I did the traditional - cook all the spices together in the oil first. This method seems to give the food more flavor; highly appreciated the recipe for chicken jalfrezi.

  • Saif Adil, Karachi

Chicken jalfrezi is the most favorite dish of my elder brother. So I tried this recipe just for him and he literally adored my efforts and its amazing taste a lot.thanks kfoods

  • iqra shiekh, karachi

Chicken jalfrezi….love indeed <3 that is why I cooked it for my elder sister as she was annoyed with me from the last week. She liked it very much and she pardoned for my mistake. All the credit goes to you for this.

  • Tahira, Abbottabad

Chicken jalfrizi is very delicious and tasty dish for serving it with other such kind of things. Everyone loves it in my house.

  • yasmeen, Malir

If you want to arrange a family dinner at your home you can quickly make chicken jalfrezi for that dinner. This is so tasty that everyone will surely like it a lot.

  • Madiha, Noshehro Feroz