One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A medium-hot Indian dish consisting of chicken or lamb with fresh chili peppers, tomatoes, and onions.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Bengali, from jhal ‘hot’.
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