Portion Size: 4 persons   Preparation Time: 45 minutes

(The Chicken preparation on the style of the ‘Kaffirs’. There is an interesting story of how the preparation of Chicken Cafreal reached the dining tables in Goa. A group of African soldiers, from the Portuguese colony of Mozambique had camped in Panaji-the capital of Goa. A chicken preparation was being grilled in their camp. Attracted by the aroma, the dish was patented to suit the Goan palate and was called ‘cafreal’ as the Africans were known as ‘kaffirs’)


Ingredients Quantity
Boneless chicken 1.2 kgs
(*) Coriander leaves 1 bunch
(*) Green Chillies 10 nos
(*) Mint Leaves 1 bunch
(*) Green Cardamom 5 gms
(*) Cinnamon stick 5 gms
(*) Cloves 5 gms
(*) Ginger 10 gms
(*) Garlic 10 gms
Turmeric Powder 1 Tablespoon
Groundnut Oil 125 ml
Onion (Slice) 1 no (large)
Limes 2 nos
Salt To Taste  

Step 1: Clean and cut chicken into four quarters. Apply salt and turmeric powder and keep aside for half an hour.

Step 2: Slice onions.

Step 3: Grind all the ingredients (*) to form a paste.

Step 4: Marinade the chicken with the paste, and lime and let it stand for at least 2 hours.

Step 5: Heat oil in a pan and add sliced onion. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Add the chicken, sauté for few minutes and add one and half cup of water. Cover and cook till tender and semi dry.

Serve with a small bowl of rice or poie.


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