Chicken Cafreal



Chicken – 500 gm cut into pieces

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tbsp or more

For Grinding

Onion – 2 chopped

Green chillies – 4

Khus khus / Poppy seeds – 1/2 tsp

Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp

Coriander leaves – 2tbsp chopped

Vinegar – 1 tbsp



Grind the above mentioned ingredients to a fine paste.  Marinate the chicken pieces with the paste and salt, for 4 hrs or overnight.  Heat oil in a non-stick pan and brown the chicken pieces on both sides.  Add the leftover marinade and cook covered for 10 minutes.  Open the lid and simmer till the gravy is very thick and oil separates.  Lip-smacking ‘Chicken Cafreal’ can be served with rice, pulao, chapathi, bread, porotta or dosa.  Enjoy!

Chicken Cafreal is a Goan dish.

  1. Love them, i have made them from a pre mix pack but never from scratch, looks super yumm.

  2. Such a droolworthy and fingerlicking chicken cafreal..

  3. Delicious looking chicken..