Best Chicken Jalfrezi Masalas In Pakistan: Flavorful Fiesta
Written By Store Hopper
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This Indian dish is a perfect example of how fusion cuisine is created. The first thing that comes to mind when you think about Indian food is curry and rice. But there are many other dishes that are just as delicious. Chicken Jalfrezi is one of them.
Chicken Jalfrezi is a combination of two different cuisines, Indian and Chinese cuisine. It is spicy, full of tomatoes , and flavorful. It is a dish made with stir-fried chicken, onions and peppers in a hot, spicy and tangy sauce. It’s often paired with flatbread or naan .
I love making Chicken Jalfrezi for my friends and family. It is a perfect buffet dish. It is neither too dry nor too soggy. It is a great dish to serve as an appetizer or even as a main course.
The key to getting that perfect blend of flavors is in the sauce. I start by sauteing chicken and onions with some garlic, ginger, and green chiles. Once those are nice and browned, I add the spices: turmeric, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, lime juice and tomato paste. Then there’s sugar for balance—and finally hot red pepper flakes.
And not to forget my secret ingredient: Pre-mixed Chicken Jalfrezi Masala
I tried and tested the available options in the market and here is my take on each one of them to help you pick the best one for your taste buds.
I have also rated the following based on availability, packaging, and additives information.
My Top 3 Picks
Shan Chicken Jalfrezi
Shan Chicken Jalfrezi Masala has a spicy and sour taste. I have been using this pre-mixed masala packets for a very long time and I love it as it always provides a consistent yet delightful taste. I also love the packaging. It is always tightly air-sealed which ensures freshness for a long time.
National Chicken Jalfrezi
National Chicken Jalfrezi has a mild spicy flavoring. This is the best one for spice intolerant people. It makes a delightful aromatic sweet yet spicy and tangy curry. The great thing is that it is widely available and comes in a good packaging which gives it a six plus month shelf life.
Mehran Chicken Jalfrezi
Served hot with rice, this delectable curry is one of the yummiest I have ever tasted. The only downside is that it is not as widely available.
Things I Look for Before Buying My Chicken Jalfrezi Masala
Secured, airtight packaging is essential! I ensure that the package I pay for is air-tight for freshness and flavorful results.
Some of these brands offer sub-par packaging that ruins the mixed spices before the expiry date is due and may cause serious health issues.
No matter how authentic or delicious one spice mix might be, I would never go to a faraway store just to purchase a spice mix only.So, it is important for me that it is available at my nearby local grocery store.
What is Chicken Jalfrezi made of?
Chicken Jalfrezi is a sweet and sour curry made with tomatoes as a base for curry. And capsicum, onions and bell peppers for spice and crunch.
What is Jalfrezi sauce made of?
It is made with tomatoes and some people also add coconut cream to make it extra creamy.
What does chicken jalfrezi taste like?
It has a sweet, spicy yet tangy taste.
Is Jalfrezi very spicy?
No, it is not very spicy and it can mild down by pairing it up with yogurt.