This week I am sharing with you a very tasty recipe. Chicken Cafreal! This is the equivalent of Portuguese-style grilled chicken and the sauce it is marinated in tastes a lot like the famous Portuguese Peri-peri sauce. Try it out , you'll like it!
Cooking time (approx.): 23 minutes
Style: Indian Non-Vegetarian
8 medium sized pieces (about 800 grams) of chicken
1 tablespoon(s) soyabean sauce
1 teaspoon(s) each of cumin seeds and black peppercorns
8 green chillies
1 cup(s) chopped coriander leaves
8 garlic flakes
1" piece ginger
2" piece cinnamon broken
2 green cardamom(s)
1 medium onion(s) finely chopped
2 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee) / butter / oil
salt to taste
Make cuts on the chicken pieces and marinate it with a mixture of soyabean sauce and salt for at least two hours. Grind together rest of the ingredients to a paste.
Heat the clarified butter (ghee) / butter / oil in a heavy-bottomed pan till hot. Add the ground paste and saute on medium level for about 3 minutes or till it is aromatic.
Add the chicken pieces and salt to taste. Mix well. Add a little water if gravy is required. Cover and cook on low level for about 20 minutes or till the chicken is fully cooked.
This dish can be had dry or with gravy. For thicker gravy, add some cornflour dissolved in water while cooking the chicken.
Can be served with: Green Peas Rice (Matar Pulav), white rice or Indian bread (Roti).