This is a lovely curry -Chicken Jalfrezi made with boned chicken thighs for maximum taste. We love Chicken Curry and this Jalfrezi is a great addition to our recipes. Like all curry its amazing the next day – we added in a couple of handfuls of spinach when we heated up the leftovers which was a nice touch.
Most Chicken Jalfrezi recipes call for green peppers, but I have a visceral hate of green peppers so we went with nice, sweet red peppers for our version. Like all curry the heat is up to you – if you want mild use one chilli, if you want more heat then add in 3-4 chilli’s. We had this with Chilli Tarka Dhal on the side and some Naan breads. A great dinner!
- 6 Chicken Thighs - skinless and boneless
- 1 Onion - Diced
- 2-3 Green Chilli's
- 4 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Inch fresh Ginger - peeled and grated
- 4 Tomatoes - blanched, skins removed and chopped If you don't mind the skin you can just chop them up and add them in. You can also substitute with half a tin of canned tomatoes.
- 2 Red Peppers, sliced and deseeded
- 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1/3 Cup Chicken Stock
- 2 Tbsp Coconut or other Dairy Free Yoghurt Omit if you want a stronger tomato base
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- Fresh Coriander for garnish
- A few handfuls of spinach is a nice addition if you fancy it.
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cloves
- 2 Tsp Ground Cumin
- 1 Tsp Ground Coriander
- 1 1/2 Tsp Ground Turmeric
- Fry the onion is some oil until it starts to get some colour.
- Add in the garlic, ginger and chilli's and fry for a few minutes. Then add in the spice mix and fry for a few minutes.
- Chop up the chicken thighs into chunks and add to the pan. Stir to cover the chicken with the spice mixture and cook for a few minutes.
- Add in the chicken stock, tomatoes, tomato paste and chopped peppers and the Cinnamon stick. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or so. Take the lid off for the last 5 minutes if the sauce needs thickening. Stir in the yoghurt and top with chopped Coriander.
- If you like your peppers with a bit of crunch add them to the pan half way through the cooking time rather than at the beginning.
- If you like you can add a few handfuls of spinach as well.
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