Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chicken Jalfrezi

This is a delicious tomato based curry with bell peppers and chicken.
Ingredients:
Chicken breast - 2 nos
Onions - 2 medium
Bell pepper - 1
Ginger, grated - 2 tsp
Garlic, minced - 6 cloves
Green Chillies, cut long - 2 nos
Tomatoes, diced - 1 medium
Tomato puree - 1/2 can
Milk - 1 cup
Chilli Powder -
Curry Powder -
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder -
Salt, to taste

Chicken Marinade:
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Tumeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry powder - 1/2 Tbsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 Tbsp
Vinegar - 1Tbsp
Worcestershire sauce - 1 Tbsp 
Salt - 1/2 Tbsp

Method:
  1. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch thick long strips. Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients from the "Chicken Marinade" list for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Cut onions and bell peppers into 1 inch squares.
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan and add minced garlic and when slightly browned add onions, bell peppers, ginger and sautee until the veggies are slightly browned and soft.
  4. Add the marinated chicken and sauté until cooked through and slightly browned.
  5. Now add the tomatoes, tomato puree and milk and let it cook for at least 10-15 minutes until the gravy thickens.
  6. Add garam masala and adjust chilli and curry powders to taste and bring to boil and remove from heat.
Worcestershire sauce is a combination of tamarind, garlic, vinegar and some other stuff that makes it a little tangy and can be used in indian cooking for sauces or marinade..and I've started using them a lot now and find it pretty interesting..