Chicken jalfrezi is up there as a curry house favourite and this version by Simon Rimmer shows it’s as easy as anything to make at home.
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 onion, peeled, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled, sliced
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 3 tsp ground turmeric
- pinch salt
- 750g/1lb 10oz skinless chicken breast, cut into large chunks
- 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 3 tsp ground cumin
- 3 tsp ground coriander
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 lemon, juice only
- Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic over a low to medium heat for 4-5 minutes, or until softened.
- Mix the chilli powder, turmeric and salt together in a bowl until well combined, then add the chicken pieces and mix well to coat. Add the coated chicken to the pan and fry for 10-15 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.
- Stir the tomatoes, ginger, cumin and coriander into the pan, then reduce the heat until the mixture is just simmering. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding a tablespoon of water every so often if the mixture appears too dry.
- Stir in the butter and add the lemon juice, to taste.
- To serve, spoon the chicken jalfrezi onto serving plates. Serve with rice, naan and lime wedges on the side, then garnish with the chopped coriander and sliced red chillies.