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Chicken Cafreal

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Spicy golden fried chicken, Goan style

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Preparation Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cooking time : 51-60 minutes

Servings : 4

Chicken Cafreal

Main Ingredients

Chicken ,

Cuisine

Goan

Course

Main Course-Chicken

Level Of Cooking

Medium

Ingredients

  • Chicken cut into 8 pieces
    1 kilogram
  • Onion sliced finely
    2 medium
  • Coriander seeds
    1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Cloves
    6
  • Green cardamoms
    8
  • Black peppercorns
    8
  • Cinnamon
    1 inch stick
  • Ginger roughly chopped
    1 1/2 inch pieces
  • Garlic roughly chopped
    4-5 cloves
  • Green chillies roughly chopped
    6
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Vinegar
    3 tablespoons
  • Oil
    3 tablespo + to deep fry

Method

Step 1


Make deep incisions on the chicken pieces using a sharp knife. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry onions till crisp and golden brown.

Step 2


Drain on absorbent paper and reserve for garnish.Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamoms, black peppercorns and cinnamon.

Step 3


Grind ginger, garlic, green chillies and roasted spices to a fine paste using a little water.

Step 4


Add salt to the paste and apply this paste to the chicken and refrigerate for two to three hours.

Step 5


Heat three tablespoons of oil in a pan, add the marinated chicken and cook covered on medium heat stirring occasionally.

Step 6


Add a little warm water if required to avoid scorching.

Step 7


Cook for eight to ten minutes.When almost done add vinegar and cook for two to three minutes.

Step 8


Serve hot garnished with fried onions.

Chef Tip

If you like you can add a little fresh coriander to the paste. I know of a Goan restaurant, which does it and it tastes delicious.

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