Sunday, May 4, 2014

Chicken Caffreal

This is a delicious starter from Goa. You can serve this grilled/baked chicken tenders along with salad for dinner or just serve it with onion rings and lemon wedges as a part of a big meal.

Chicken Caffreal
Baked/Grilled Chicken from Goa
1 lb chicken tenders

Grind to a fine paste
1 cup cilantro
3-4 sprigs of mint
3-4 green chilies (or per desired heat)
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1" ginger, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp clove powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon powder
Freshly crushed black peppercorn
salt to taste
2 tbsp. lemon juice

1. Rinse and cut chicken tenders in a bite sized pieces.
2. Grind cilantro with all the remaining spices to a fine paste.
3. Marinate chicken with green masala paste in a refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
4. Preheat oven 350 F
5. Grease a baking tray with cooking spray like Pam.
6. Arrange the chicken tenders in a single layer.
7. Bake for 30-40 minutes, turning the tenders once - making sure that they are cooked through.
8. Serve with salad or onion rings and lemon wedges.

Note -
1. Do not add water while grinding the green masala paste.
2. Instead of baking, you can also add oil to a tawa/griddle and sauté marinated chicken pieces till they are cooked.


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