Chicken Cafreal Recipe - Spicy golden fried chicken, Goan style

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Main Ingredients : Chicken ,

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course_Chicken

Chicken Cafreal

Chicken Cafreal Recipe - how to make Chicken Cafreal


Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • 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 chopped6

  • Salt to taste

  • Vinegar 3 tablespoons

  • Oil 3 tbsps + to deep fry


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.

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