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BBQ Cafreal

3.37 from 38 votes


  • 1 tsp Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp black Peppercorns
  • 2 inch stick of Cinnamon
  • 2 tsps of Khus Khus White Poppy Seeds
  • 1 tsp Haldi or Turmeric
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Vinegar
  • ¼ cup sliced Garlic
  • ¼ cup sliced Ginger
  • ¼ cup sliced green Chillies
  • 4 cups fresh Coriander leaves and stems
  • 1 tsp piece of Tamarind soaked in 1/4 cup water
  • 4 lbs skinned boneless Chicken Thigh


  • Roast the whole spices – Cumin seeds, Peppercorns, Cloves, Cinnamon and Khus Khus together in a dry pan and leave aside to cool
  • Grind to a powder once cooled
  • In a food processor add the Vinegar and roughly chop the chillies, garlic and ginger and blend
  • Add 1/2 the coriander, the spices a tsp of Turmeric and some water to help it blend
  • Add the second half of the coriander, 1- 2 tsps of salt and the soaked Tamarind(be sure to remove any seeds)
  • Pour the mixture over the Chicken and leave to marinate for a few hours and preferably overnight
  • Shallow fry on all sides and bake in the oven for 30 mins if required