Chicken Jalfrezi
Chicken Jalfrezi
5 from 35 votes
Chicken jalfrezi is a delicious and flavour-packed curry with juicy and tender pieces of chicken and bell peppers coated in a delicious onion and tomato masala gravy. This replica of the Indian restaurant favourite curry is buzzing with big and bold flavours.

Chicken jalfrezi is one of the UK’s much loved Indian curries and it’s not exactly hard to see why. Tender, succulent and juicy chicken pieces lathered in a creamy tomato and onion masala gravy.

So, instead of calling the local Indian takeaway make your own easy chicken jalfrezi. Pair this with homemade naan bread or chapatti to mop up the yummy sauce for a delicious dinner treat. I love all chicken curries and there are so many different variations out there from the classic chicken tikka masala to the famous butter chicken to the not-so-common tomato chicken curry.

Chicken is very well-loved in my family so I love making dishes that use chicken because I know that they will be guaranteed to go down well with my family. Plus, chicken is so easy to work with. You can’t go wrong with it.

What makes chicken jalfrezi different from other chicken curries is the use of bell peppers, otherwise known as capsicum. Another reason why I love this curry so much is that I absolutely LOVE bell peppers.

I cannot get enough of them. I use them in literally everything from my pizza toppings to my pasta and now my curries. Bell peppers are one of the only vegetables I love to eat all the time.

This curry isn’t too spicy but is still packed full of flavour making this the perfect dinner for the whole family. I know chicken jalfrezi is commonly eaten with boiled rice, but I am more of a fan of eating it with naan or chapatti. It’s up to personal preference and you can choose to enjoy it however you like.

Chicken jalfrezi is a dish that has been voted one of the most favourite curries in the UK. Instead of calling the local Indian takeaway for chicken jalfrezi, make your own with my simple and delicious recipe.

Everyone loves a good chicken jalfrezi and with my recipe, you will be able to whip up a speedy curry for when you have friends and family round for dinner or even on the busiest of weeknights. A culinary triumph for curry-lovers!

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Chicken Jalfrezi

by Nabeela Kauser
Chicken jalfrezi is a delicious and flavour packed curry with juicy and tender pieces of chicken and bell peppers coated in a delicious onion and tomato masala gravy. This replica of the Indian restaurant favourite curry is buzzing big and bold flavours.
5 from 35 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 255 kcal


  • 500 g Chicken Boneless
  • 1 Onions
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 2 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 2 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Green Chillies
  • 100 ml Oil
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Bell Pepper
  • Ginger
  • Coriander
  • 2 tbsp Water


  • Heat up the oil in a pan
  • Add the finely diced onions and cook the onions on medium heat for 4-5 minutes until softened, ensuring that you stir every few minutes, so the onions do not burn.
  • When the onions are lightly browned add the tomatoes and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until softened
  • Add the salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger paste, and garlic paste then cook the spices for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add a tbsp of water and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and mix into the masala before cooking for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is partially cooked.
  • Wash and cut the bell peppers into bite-size chunks then add to the pan and cook for a further 8-10 minutes until the bell peppers soften and the chicken has cooked through.
  • Add the finely chopped fresh coriander, sliced ginger, ground cumin and the finely green chillies then cook for 1-2 minutes until the oil has risen to the top and formed a thin layer on top
  • Serve with boiled rice or naan bread then enjoy!



Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 9gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 452mgPotassium: 319mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1743IUVitamin C: 60mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bell Peppers, Chicken, Curry, Food, Recipe
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1 year ago

5 stars
Just made this, it came out so delicious!

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