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Chicken Cafreal

Chicken Cafreal, a traditional Goan dish, which is not only tasty but also easy to prepare. The dish can be used as a starter as well as a side dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Goan
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg Chicken

To be ground to a paste

  • 7 - 8 green chillies
  • 3/4 cup Coriander leaves Chopped
  • 2 Inchs Ginger
  • 13 - 14 cloves Garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy seeds (Khuskhus)
  • 7 Peppercorns
  • 5 - 6 Cloves
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Tamarind paste
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Butter

Instructions
 

  • Grind all the ingredients into a fine paste.
  • Marinate the chicken with the ground paste.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
  • Heat butter in a pan.
  • When hot, add the chicken and toss.
  • Cover and cook on low flame.
  • Add a dollop of butter and mix well.
  • Cook till the chicken is done.
  • You may add a little more butter before taking off the heat.
  • Serve hot.