Jalfrezi Recipe

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Jalfrezi Recipe

This jalfrezi curry recipe is the perfect rainy day companion. We will traditionally enjoy pancakes on a day like this, but because we have a family event planned for the day, we decided to go for something more appealing, and jalfrezi curry came to the call.

Jalfrezi is a curry dish originating in Bengal and extremely popular throughout the Indian subcontinent and beyond. Bengal is also popular for its wild cats and tigers, quite fitting if you consider our name is The Cooking Cat. Most probably the reason why we enjoy this jalfrezi dish so much.

Most jalfrezi recipes call for jalfrezi paste, an ingredient that is not easy to come by in countries outside the Indian subcontinent. For this reason, we developed a unique and easy jalfrezi recipe, bypassing jalfrezi paste, but tastes just as good as the original, or in my personal opinion, a bit better.

This of it as an homemade jalfrezi paste

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Thanks and happy jalfrezi cooking.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 4


Calories: 266
Carbs: 11 g
Fat: 13 g
Protein: 29 g

Cooking Times

15 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
15 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
30 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes




  1. In a frying pan over medium heat, heat the oil and fry the mustard and cumin seeds for about a minute, until fragrant. Add the onions and the chilies and fry gently, stirring continuously, until the onions are soft and glossy
  2. Stir in the lamb, ground spices, Worcester sauce, tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Fry over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with cooked rice. Enjoy.

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Samantha Cook
Simple, easy, and to the point jalfrezi recipe. Nothing can be easier. 5.00

Newton Warne
I love the honesty behind this jalfrezi recipe and that you mention no jalfrezi paste is needed, As a curry fanatic, I have to give you five stars here. It is a great recipe. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.00

Simon Saunders
What I really enjoy about this jalfrezi recipe is the fact that no jalfrezi paste is required. I love the mustard and cumin seed combination and it is like making your own jalfrezi paste. This is a great recipe. Thanks for sharing. 5.00

Cindy Swanepoel
Curry is a good source of energy and nothing can be more true of this jalfrezi recipe. Thanks for sharing something quick, easy, healthy, and nutritious. BTW, I replaced the lamb with chicken, but it tastes great. Love ya! 5.00

Natalie Harding
Fantastic Jalfrezi recipe. I learned new things from the description. Thanks for always sharing top-quality recipes. Your website is an inspiration to me and my family. Much appreciated. 5.00

Nina Ramley
I really enjoy your website and the recipes you share and decided to thank you for all your hard work for a change. have returned to your website so often to find a recipe and this is my first time leaving a comment. Not sure why I chose this recipe, but it tastes so good that I had to say something. I am also happy to find a jalfrezi recipe with homemade jalfrezi paste. It makes it so much easier to prepare this curry. 5.00

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