Chicken Cafreal24 October 2010 17:45 IST
Goa's answer to Chicken Tandoori
This is an all time favourite Chicken recipe of Goa. It is in fact Goa’s equivalent of the Tandoori Chicken and never fails to please the taste buds.
For the green marinade: Grind to a fine paste (without water) 1 bunch of coriander leaves, 20 green chillies, 20 flakes garlic, 10 peppercorns, 1 inch piece of tikki, 5 cloves, 2 tbsp sugar, pinch of jeera with juice of one lemon. Store in a glass jar in refrigerator. This paste can be used in stir fried vegetables, biryanis, cutlets, etc.
For the cafreal: 1 kg chicken, washed and cut into cafreal pieces, 2-3 tbsps green marinade, Pinch of haldi powder, 3-4 tbsps oil, 1 tbsp butter, Salt to taste
For garnish: 1 boiled potato, cut into chunks, 1 onion, petals, chopped coriander, 1 tbsp butter
Apply green marinade to chicken along with a pinch of haldi and salt to taste. Marinate for 3-4 hours at least. The longer the better.
Drop 3-4 tablespoons oil in a pan and shallow fry the chicken. Add the marinade liquid, cover and let cook. When done and dry, remove from pan. In a separate pan, add some butter and stir fry some more of the green masala, adding sugar and a little salt. When the masala begins to ooze out oil, add the fried chicken to it till it is nicely coated.
Serve garnished with butter fried onion petals, potato chunks and coriander.
By Sapna Sardessai
Thank you. That is very encouraging. I will definitely try to post some fish recipes soon.
Sapna Sardessai runs a publishing and advertising business called Printer's Devil, in Porvorim.
An ex-journalist, she has published many cookbooks, including the bestseller Ishtann, into its fourth edition now, which she has also translated from Konkani, and Aaswad, into its second edition.
A foodie by nature, she lets the world onto her kitchen secrets, almost everyday, in her album Foodstyle on Facebook.
Her recipes are much awaited and a rage especially with NRGs (Non Resident Goans).