Sunday 29 September 2013

Sunday Special – Chicken Cafreal

It is Sunday and something special for lunch is a must. At the same time, I am sure no one wants to spend lot of time prepping for this. After all its weekend and you are tired from all the endless hours you spent in office over the week. Chicken Cafreal, a Goan delicacy will serve the purpose. It will definitely make Sunday lunch extra special and it takes very little time to cook.

My hubby is a Goan and loves everything about Goa. Now I do too. He took me to this restaurant Viva Panjim for our first official dinner date as ‘man and wife’ (Ah!!... memories). That is where I came across Chicken Cafreal.   I call this good mood food. It’s got the ingredients that will elevate your mood. Believe me its lip smacking delicious.

Chicken - 1 Kg
Green Chilies- 6 to 7 (the spicy ones)
Coriander leaves - a bunch (medium)
Jeera – 2 tsp
Khus Khus – 2 tsp
Pepper Corns – 4 to 6
Turmeric Powder – 2tsp
Cinnamon – 2”
Cloves -4
Ginger- 3”
Garlic - 16 to 20
Tamarind -a small ball

1.       Grind all the above ingredients to make marinade.
2.       Marinate the chicken in it for 2 hours (the more the better)
3.       Heat oil in a wok. Add the marinated chicken.
4.       Serve hot with pav, onion and a lemon wedge.

Note :. I like spicy food ,hence add more chilies. Adjust the spice as per your taste