Chicken Cafreal | How to make Chicken Cafreal

By Tathagata Deb  |  3rd Jan 2017  |  
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Chicken Cafrealby Tathagata Deb
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About Chicken Cafreal Recipe

Spicy Anglo-Goan recipe originating from the European colonies in Africa.

Chicken Cafreal is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Chicken Cafreal by Tathagata Deb has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 8 people. You can find Chicken Cafreal at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Chicken Cafreal takes 60 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Chicken Cafreal is a good option for you. The flavour of Chicken Cafreal is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Chicken Cafreal on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Chicken Cafreal recipe on the page below.

Chicken Cafreal

Ingredients to make Chicken Cafreal

  • chicken pieces 1kg
  • coriander leaves 3 cups
  • Green Chilies 10-12
  • ginger 2 inches
  • garlic 8-10 pods
  • bay leaves 2 (small ones)
  • cloves 6-7
  • Black pepper (whole) 5-6
  • cinnamon 2 inch bark
  • cumin seeds (roasted) 1+1/2 tablespoons
  • turmeric powder 1 tablespoon
  • potatoes (sliced into wafer size) 2 medium ones
  • salt
  • Refined oil

How to make Chicken Cafreal

  1. Make a fine paste of the coriander leaves, green chilies, cumin seeds, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, garlic and bay leaves.
  2. Take the chicken pieces and wash them properly and make incisions on them with a knife.
  3. Marinate the chicken with turmeric powder, salt and the paste properly, for a minimum of 1 hour.
  4. Next heat refined oil in a wok and fry the chicken pieces in mild flame.
  5. Fry them medium and then take those pieces and keep separately.
  6. Next fry the chicken again and this time add the remaining marinade into the wok and add little water. Cook in mild flame with the cover on for atleast 15-20 minutes.
  7. Add a little salt to the potatoe pieces (with the skin on) and fry them in oil.
  8. Set the plate by arranging the potatoes on the rim and place the chicken at the centre. Serve hot with rice/roti/paratha.

My Tip:

While marinating, put the marinade into the incisions made in the chicken for the taste to seep in. And start frying the chicken on mild flame but increase the flame gently.

Reviews for Chicken Cafreal (2)

Manisha Shukla2 years ago

Loved it. Will try for sure.

aliza singh2 years ago

very unique dish

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