Chicken Cafreal is A very famous traditional chicken dish from Goa. Its a very popular dish in all the restaurants of Goa which serve Goan traditional food. Its consists of chicken pieces marinated in a special herbs and whole spices paste and then cooked . The chicken pieces are also fried later to get the perfect taste and flavor.You can add the special Goan coconut vinegar to it to get the authentic Goan taste.
- 500 grams big size chicken pieces(preferably leg pieces)
- 1 cup coriander leaves
- 7-8 green chillis
- 2 inch ginger
- 20-25 garlic pods
- 1 tea spoon peppercorns
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 5-6 cloves
- 2 green cardamoms
- 1/4 tea spoon cumin seeds
- 1 seasoning spice cube or 2 tea spoon taste maker sauce
- 1 table spoon coconut vinegar(optional)
- 1/2 tea spoon turmeric
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tea spoon sugar
- 1 table spoon tomato ketchup
Rub turmeric powder,lemon juice,tomato ketchup and sugar,salt to the chicken pieces and keep for marination for 1 hour. Grind green chillis,coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, cloves,pepper corns,cinnamon,cumin seeds,seasoning cube or taste maker sauce and cardamoms to a fine paste using little water.Add little salt if required.
Apply the ground green paste to the marinated chicken and keep for marination for more 1-2 hours.Better if kept in refrigerator for marination.
Heat a thick bottomed vessel and add 1 table spoon of oil in it. Add the marinated chicken pieces along with the marinated paste. Close it and let it get cooked for 20-25 mins till chicken gets cooked.
Now heat a griddle or a pan. Spread 2 table spoons of oil all over it.Remove the cooked chicken pieces from the gravy and shallow fry them on all sides till light brown and fully done.Check the gravy consistency if its too much thin then heat the sauce more and reduce it and make thick. You can adjust the gravy consistency to your requirement.Now add the fried chicken pieces in the gravy again and add coconut vinegar and cook it just for 1-2 mins and remove from flame.You can cook more and make the gravy fully dry also.
Preparation Time : 25 mins