Thursday, 18 October 2012

Chicken Cafreal: A goan recipe with potatoes | Kukskitchen

Cafreal is a spicy chicken preparation consumed widely in the Indian state of Goa. The preparation originated from the Portuguese colonies in the African continent. It was introduced into the Goan cuisine by the Portuguese.( wiki yude kripa)

Presented is how I made this recipe.

The sauce I should say tastes a lot like peri-peri sauce. 


1- Chicken, cut into big pieces
Lime juice - 2tsp
Salt to taste

2 - Oil - 2 tbsp
3 - Potatoes, peeled and sliced - 2

4 - Green chilies - 6
Garlic - 6 cloves
Cardamom pods - 2
Cloves - 2
Coriander leaves-  1 cup
Ginger - 1 inch
White wine vinegar - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp


- Marinate chicken pieces in salt and sour lime juice
- Grind (4) to a paste
- Spread this paste too over the chicken and keep at room temperature for about 2 hours.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the chicken pieces and saute for 10-12 mins (or more) until chicken turns brown on edges
- Halfway through add the potato slices so that they too fry with the chicken.
- Another 5-8 minutes and ur chicken and potatoes will be done.
Ready to serve!

Appologies about the quality of the clicks as I could not use my regular camera.

The chicken was yummy though. :-)


Sherin Deepu

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