First prep all the ingredients which you will be using for this recipe. It will save you time till you get the hang of this recipe (or any other recipe). Chop up the garlic, thinly slice the chili pepper, dice (in inch) bell peppers, and dice the onion (1 inch). Cut the chicken breast or thighs into bite size pieces.
Place a medium size skillet on the stove top. Add the oil and add the chopped garlic. Turn the heat on to medium and let the garlic cook a little. Be careful not to burn it, it will cause a bitter taste to your Jalfrezi dish. When garlic start blushing just a bit, add the chicken and turn the heat to MEDIUM HIGH. Add 2 TBSP of vinegar and mix in with the chicken. Stir the skillet once or twice until the meat is no longer pink. Vinegar acts as a tenderizer to meat. So, there will be no reason to cook it for a long time.
Turn the heat down to MEDIUM again. Add crushed tomatoes, chopped chili pepper and let tomatoes cook down a bit, for 2 minutes or so.
Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 TBSP ginger paste, 1 tsp of paprika, 1 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of chili powder (optional). Mix everything well and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add diced vegetables into the skillet, mix all the ingredients together and turn the heat down to medium low. Close the lid of the skillet and let the whole thing cook for about 2 more minutes. There is no reason to overcook the vegetables. You should be able to feel the slight crispness of peppers and onions.
There goes your simple yet delicious Chicken Jalfrezi Recipe. Garnish it with chopped cilantro and serve with either rice or a salad. I like to pile my portion on my favorite green salad.