Baked Chicken Cafreal
This dish is not usually baked, but I find baking chicken gives me the time to do something else without having to watch a pan constantly. My mum did it this same way sometimes, though; she had much more finesse than me. She would wrap bits of foil on the bone of the drumstick so it wouldn’t burn and dry out. These mums I tell you!
Most Goans make a Cafreal, all of them a little different from the next. But one thing this dish has in common no matter who makes it? It is Hot, Lip smackingly good and you Will be asking for more. Though I do like this particular masala to be hot hot hot, Hot enough to make my lips feel warm, I`m called a sadist when I try to feed the same level of spice to my family. I scale the green chillies down a bit now, but my lips still crave the heat of my mums chicken Cafreal *sigh*
Just remember, this recipe makes a lot of masala. You can store this in the fridge or freezer.
So here we go. A slightly tame, though not mild, baked chicken Cafreal.