Rice and Curry Time! Tasty Chicken Jalfrezi

Hi dear readers,

Sorry for long time no see. I’m extremely busy at the moment due to some studies I just started and I can really tell you: studying plus having a full time job is no fun. I was actually a bit excited about going back to university but it is a totally different thing once you are an adult and not a carefree early-twenty student full of hope and ideals.

However, even the busiest student/employee needs to eat and due to the fact you are so busy, you want something really nice and rewarding. I decided it is time for Indian Curry again and made a lovely chicken Jalfrezi the other day.

All you need for 4 people is:

  • 4 chicken breasts cut in cubes
  • 3-4 cups of chicken stock
  • 1-2 large onions cut in chunky rings
  • 4 garlic gloves, finely chopped
  • 4-5 cm piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • 4-5 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli
  • Fresh coriander, chopped
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pepper, salt

First, prepare all of your ingredients so you have them handy aside. Take a large pot and brown the onions in some oil for a couple of minutes and stir continuously. Add the chicken, garlic and ginger and brown over a medium heat for ca. 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, peppers and the chicken stock. The precise amount of chicken stock is actually the tricky bit here. I always go with my guts and add a little more or less if necessary. The important thing is that the stock covers all of your ingredients.

Stir everything well and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Now add the spices and the chilli and stir again. Add salt and pepper if required. Now, on a high heat, cook until all the liquids have reduced and thickened. If you stick to the above list of ingredients, it should take ca. 20-25 minutes. If you have a larger portion it takes 30-45 minutes.

This dish is best served with Basmati rice, Naan bread and some chopped coriander on top. And why not try some delicious Mango chutney to dip with?

Have a lovely weekend!

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