A style of curry made with onion, tomato, and green chiles.
Being or served with a curry of onion, tomato, and green chiles: chicken jalfrezi.
Origin of jalfreziAnglo-Indian leftover meat fried in a dry sauce of chiles and onions perhaps from colloquial Bengali jhālpharezī Bengali jhāl hot, spicy ( from Middle Indic jhāla- ) ( perhaps from a dialectal variant of Sanskrit k&slowdot;āra- burning, hot ; see dhegwh- in Indo-European roots.)Hindi and Urdu parhezī forming part of a diet, abstemious ( from parhez abstention ) ( from Persian parhēz ) ( verbal noun of parhēkhtan to abstain ) ( from Middle Persian pahrēxtan ) ( from Old Iranian pati-raič- ) ( (attested in Avestan paiti-raēč- to leave behind) ) ( pati against, opposite ) ( raič- to leave ; see leikw- in Indo-European roots.) Alternatively, Anglo-Indian ultimately from Bengali jhāl hot, spicy Persian farēz dried meat, peeling, shaving