jalfrezi baltipedia

Chicken jalfrezi

Jalfrezi is a dry and thick curry sauce which is prepared using green chillies. The dish can vary from medium to very hot and is typically eaten by combining it with cream to cool it down.

The dish was created as a way of using leftover meat; using the chillies to disguise any disagreeable tastes.

The name ‘jalfrezi’ actually comes from Chinese and Bengali and its direct translation is ‘jhal’ meaning spicy food and ‘parhezi’ meaning suitable for a diet.