Definition of jalfrezi in English:


nounplural noun jalfrezis

  • A medium-hot Indian dish consisting of chicken or lamb with fresh chili peppers, tomatoes, and onions.

    ‘After four days of roast vegetable medleys and 1970s mung-sprout salads you are running out of ideas and your chicken jalfrezi with cook-chill basmati seems as decadent as caviar.’
    • ‘The day's specials were tomato and basil soup which we saw being served steaming, chicken jalfrezi and pastrami and Swiss toastie with relish and red onion.’
    • ‘It promised such delights as swordfish, chicken jalfrezi, roast duckling, pasta and vegetarian dishes, to name but a few.’
    • ‘There were about 15 main dishes in total, including about half-a-dozen for vegetarians, with all the sauces being pretty much run-of-the-mill, such as korma, madras and jalfrezi.’



/jälˈfrāzē/ /dʒɑlˈfreɪzi/


Bengali, from jhal ‘hot’.