Definition of jalfrezi in English:

jalfrezi

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It promised such delights as swordfish, chicken jalfrezi, roast duckling, pasta and vegetarian dishes, to name but a few.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Bengali, from jhal ‘hot’.

Pronunciation

jalfrezi

/dʒalˈfreɪzi/