Goan Recipes
Chicken Cafreal
(Galinha Cafreal in Portuguese)



  • 1 Chicken
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 sour lime
  • 10 flakes garlic
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 2-3 peppercorns
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2-3 onions
  • Fresh coriander


Clean the chicken, cut in cubes as per your requirements and apply salt & lime, grind garlic, ginger, pepper, green chillies and coriander to a fine paste. Apply it to the chicken and marinade for about 2 to 3 hours.


Steam the chicken on slow fire for 10 -15 minutes. Heat a nonstick frying pan, add oil and shallow fry the pieces light brown. Fry the onions with the same oil. Add a dash of Goa vinegar, pinch of salt and little sugar if you desire and let it cook for 2 -3 minutes on slow fire. Now add the chicken broth and once it comes to a boil, add the fried chicken pieces, mix it well, cook on slow fire for 3 minutes and server with Potato wedges.