Chicken Jalfrezi For The Lazy

I call it “Chicken Jalfrezi for the lazy” because this recipe is super fast and dead simple. You just can’t go wrong with it. It’s perfect for those lazy days when you don’t feel like doing anything.

In Jalfrezi, chicken chunks should be juicy and tender, while the vegetables are still crunchy and fresh. In this recipe, I did not stir fry the vegetables, you can do that if you like. But, I think the vegetables lose their fresh colours and the crunchiness because of stir frying. So, it’s totally up to you.

It also doesn’t have much sauce/gravy, so if you are planning to make it for a dinner party, try to  make some Mutton badami qorma, nehari or something which has gravy to go along. Here is my recipe for Mutton badami qorma. Lemme know if you like it.

I never, ever, ever cook my chicken jalfrezi without chart masala. I don’t care if the original recipe calls for it or not, I can’t imagine it without chart masala. It makes it more chat patta (spicy) and gives it a slight tangy touch. So, it’s totally optional.

You can make “Prawns Jalfrezi” the same way as this chicken jalfrezi. Devein prawns, clean and then rinse them nice and tenderly then follow the same guidelines as given below for chicken jalfrezi and your very own prawn jalfrezi will be ready in no time or some time :p

What you need
Chicken Boneless 1/2 kg
Tomatoes 2, half inch cubed
Onions 2, half inch cubes
Capsicum 2, half inch cubes
Ginger 2 inch piece Julian
Salt 1 tsp
Red chili powder 1tsp
Mustard powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp
Worcestershire sauce 4 tsp
Soya Sauce 1 tsp
Ketchup 1/4 cup
Egg 1
Oil 1/2 cup
Chart Masala 1 tsp

How it’s made

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add in lightly beaten egg with one tsp of salt. Break egg into small chunks, just like scrambled egg, take out and set aside.
  2. Now  add in julian ginger.
  3. Sautee ginger and throw in chicken pieces.
  4. Once chicken pieces turn white, add in seasonings and sauces except tomato ketchup.
  5. Once all the flavors meld into the chicken sauce, add in tomato ketchup and after a boil, throw in vegetables.
  6. Add 1 cup of water and cover for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Cook till desired consistency has been achieved.

Serve with your favourite rice. You can try my Chicken fried rice or Buttered Garlic fried rice, if you like.

So, are you feeling lazy?
Have Chicken Jalfrezi :)

About |eemz

A (25, no not any more) 26 year old wife, mom, writer, jack of all trades. A someone who cooks for fun like a pro, living her dream :) Alhumdolillah!
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8 Responses to Chicken Jalfrezi For The Lazy

  1. ipe mathew says:

    Very nice.

  2. overwhelmed says:


    I have a question. I have this big dinner coming up for around 25 people and I am thinking to make chicken shashlik as a side dish. I want to make it early but want it to stay soft and warm till guests come. I have experienced if i put them in oven the chicken gets harder. Do you have any tips to achieve it ?

    • |eemz says:

      Just spin them in the microwave just before serving for a minute or two and keep them in hot-pot.

      I always pop them in microwave just before serving, when people are coming towards the table.

      Do let me know how did it go 😀 what else you cooking?

  3. noor lodhi says:

    i have made this recipe countless times and even if one or two ingredients are short at times, everytime this turns out GREATTTT!!!!! THANK U for sharing this awsome recipe.Jazak Allah

  4. batool sheikh says:

    Thanks a lot……… was a treat indeed,though i overcooked and my vegetbales didnt look fresh( so be careful:p) but it tasted excellent, although i made it wdout worstershire and khatae
    and plz if u happen to read this comment please comeback on site and start posting things am eagerly waiting and have dozens of questions

  5. Saniya says:

    Just wanted to know do you add the fried egg later with the veggies..never seen a jalfarezi with egg hence i”m super confused about that

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