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Vikas Khanna's Chicken Cafreal

Boneless pieces of chicken marinated in a heavenly paste and deep fried. Serve this Goan recipe with pao.

Vikas Khanna's Chicken CafrealVikas Khanna's Chicken Cafreal


:Vikas Khanna

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:20 Minutes + Time to marinate

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  • 4 cups fresh coriander, roughly chopped

    5 green chillies, roughly chopped

    1 Tbsp ginger, roughly chopped

    5 cloves garlic

    1 tsp poppy seeds (khus khus), roasted and soaked in warm water

    5 black peppercorns

    1 cinnamon stick

    1 tsp cumin seeds

    1/2 tsp tamarind pulp

    1/4 tsp turmeric powder

    3 cloves

    Salt, to taste

    1/2 kg boneless chicken chunks

    5 Tbsp oil


In a grinder combine the coriander, chillies, ginger, garlic, poppy seeds, pepper, cinnamon, cumin, tamarind pulp, turmeric and cloves. Add ¼ cup water and salt, and grind to a smooth paste.

In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken with the ground paste. Mix well and leave to marinate overnight or for at least 6 hours.

Heat oil in a frying pan; add chicken along with marinade and shallow-fry till chicken is tender and crispy around the edges.

Serve hot with pao (bread).

Key Ingredients: Chicken, Coriander Leaves, Green Chillies, Ginger, Garlic, Cloves, Poppy Seeds, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Cumin Seeds, Tamarind, Turmeric, Salt, Vegetable Oil




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