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How to Make a Quick and Easy Jalfrezi Curry at Home

How to Make a Quick and Easy Jalfrezi Curry at Home

Curry, particularly a Jalfrezi, can indeed be a healthy meal option, especially as the days grow colder.

Its warmth is not just about the temperature but also the spices, which can boost metabolism and circulation, making you feel warmer. p.s. click below for more curry hacks and this EPIC 5-Ingredient low-carb naan recipe.

Ayurvedic traditions prize these spices for their therapeutic properties—ingredients like turmeric, cumin, and ginger are celebrated for their anti-inflammatory effects and their ability to support digestion and immunity.

So, How to Make a Quick and Easy Jalfrezi Curry at Home...

Here's a simple and tasty Paleo Jalfrezi Curry recipe that's minimal on ingredients but rich in health benefits:

Easy Jalfrezi Curry Recipe

Health benefits of our ingredients:

  • Tomatoes: Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants like lycopene.

  • Bell Peppers: High in vitamins A and C, they support immune function.

  • Onions and Garlic: Contain compounds that have been shown to reduce inflammation and support cardiovascular health.

  • Ginger: Stimulates digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Turmeric: Contains curcumin, a compound with potent anti-inflammatory effects and is a powerful antioxidant.

  • Cumin: Helps with digestion and is a good source of iron.

  • Cilantro/Coriander: Can help remove heavy metals from the body.

Ingredient List (serves 4):

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp cumin powder

  • 1-2 fresh green chilies, finely chopped (adjust to heat preference)

  • 1 bell pepper (colour of choice), sliced

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced (OR chopped tomatoes in a can if you like it saucy)

  • 450g chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • Fresh cilantro (coriander), chopped for garnish

  • Salt to taste


  1. Preparation: Heat the coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until they're soft and golden.

  2. Aromatics: Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the pan, cooking for another minute until fragrant.

  3. Spices: Stir in the turmeric, cumin, and green chillies, coating the onion mixture well with the spices. This activates the spices, releasing their full range of flavours and health benefits.

  4. Vegetables: Add the sliced bell peppers and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften. Then, add the diced tomatoes and cook until they break down into a sauce.

  5. Protein: Add the chicken pieces to the pan, season with salt, and toss everything together until the chicken is well coated with the spices and vegetables.

  6. Simmer: Cover the pan and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

  7. Garnish: Finish by sprinkling chopped fresh cilantro over the curry before serving.

How to Make a Quick and Easy Jalfrezi Curry at Home with Healthy Naan Bread
Make sure you check out our healthy naan bread recipe!

Enjoy this warming, flavourful Jalfrezi curry on its own or with a side of cauliflower rice for a complete meal. Make sure you check out our delicious naan bread recipe. It is absolutely delicious and the perfect accompaniment!

As winter sets in, dishes like this not only provide comfort but also offer a variety of health benefits, making them perfect for the season.

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