Leftover Jalfrezi

A great recipe for leftovers. This delicious and quick Jalfrezi recipe, which can be made with any cooked meat. Wonderful when served with a bowl of plain steamed basmati rice and Shemin’s Indian Breads.


  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 100g Shemin’s Indian Curry Paste
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes in juice
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 100ml water
  • 1 tbsp Shemin’s Garam Masala
  • 500g cooked  chicken / lamb / beef / turkey, cut into bite size chunks or sliced
  • knob of butter
  • salt
  • juice of half a lime
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander chopped


  1. Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan then add the peppers and stir-fry until wilted slightly. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add a little more oil if needed, then add the onions to the pan. Fry until soft but not browned. Add Shemin’s Indian Curry Paste and cook gently for a minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree and water, and cook gently for about 15 minutes until you have a thick sauce and the tomatoes have disintegrated. You may need to add a little extra water if the sauce gets too dry whilst it’s cooking.
  4. After this stage you can put the sauce in the food processor and whizz it to make it completely smooth then return it to the pan. Stir in the Garam Masala.
  5. Add the cooked meat, peppers and butter, and cook for a couple more minutes.
  6. Season to taste with salt and squeeze over some lime. Sprinkle over the fresh coriander before serving.
Serves 6

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  1. Darryl Burnside

    After a roast chicken dinner I use the leftover chicken to make this really easy meal. It’s one of our favourite dishes, totally delicious.

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