Recipes - Chicken Cafreal


1 kg. chicken
2 onions (finely sliced)
3 tbsp. oil
1 tbsp. vinegar
Salt as per taste

To Grind:

1 tbsp. coriander seeds
1 tsp. cumin
6 cloves
6 green cardamoms
8 pepper corns
6 green chillies
5 flakes garlic


Cut chicken into 8 to 10 pieces. Make deep cuts on the pieces with a sharp knife. Dry roast coriander, cumin, cloves,  cinnamon, cardamoms & pepper corns. Grind the dry roasted ingredients along with chilles, ginger, garlic adding very little water. Add salt to this paste and apply it to the chicken pieces and set aside for 3-4 hours.

In a non stick pan heat oil, add sliced onions and fry till pink. Add marinated chicken pieces and stir fry for few minutes. Cook on slow flame till done. You may add little water if required. When chicken is cooked and tender add vinegar and mix well.

Serve hot with bread or pulav.

Comment on this article

  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Bahrain

    Mon, May 21 2012

    A delicious outcome. A small bunch of mint leaves (Pudina)in the paste adds tang to the dish. And the full chicken pieces should be fried till the paste becomes dry and sticks to the meat with golden brown colour.

  • Ancilla, Mangalore / Dubai

    Fri, Sep 02 2011

    I tried this recipe yesterday and I really liked the dish very much.

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