This Goan Roast Chicken recipe is fairly simple to make, it involves the Goan five spice masala. The chicken roast goes well in sandwiches when shredded and can also be eaten as a snack when made with bits as its a dry dish.
Ingredients for the Five Spice Masala:
Haldi 50 Gms
Pepper 25 Gms
Cumin Seeds (Jeera) 50 Gms
Cinnamon 15 Gms
Cloves 25 Gms
Grind them into a fine powder for use, note that you do not need the entire quantity that you have made but just some of it, you can store the remaining five spice masala for later use.
Ingredients for Goan Roast Chicken:
1 Kilo Chicken
1 Table Spoon Garlic Paste
2 Table Spoons Five Spice Masala
Juice of 1 Sour Lime
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
Salt as Per Taste
3 Whole Kashmeri Chillies
1 Teaspoon Sugar
Wash and clean the chicken bits, remove most of the skin, you can keep a little for the sake of some oil. Marinate the bits with garlic paste, two spoons of the five spice masala, the 1/2 onion chopped the 3 red chillies, vinegar and lime juice for six hours to an entire day.
After your done with the marination heat some oil in the pan with the sugar until it gets reddish brown basically caramelized.Then add the bits of chicken only with the chillies for now.
As you can see in the picture below the masala is not added, the chicken cooks without the masala and gets that nice roasted texture.Once you get this texture after a few minutes of cooking you need to turn the chicken bits around so the other side gets roasted as well.
Add some water to the masala and pour it into the pan, something to not it may be better if you cook it in something that has a lid like a deep dish.
Put the lid on and let it cook for a while.You can turn the bits once again and slice the big bits so the insides get done as well.
Cook the bits until it gets nice n dry, you can remove the lid to facilitate evaporation. Your Goan Roast Chicken is ready.Note the above image still needs the gravy to disappear.