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Naryal Farcha, Coconut Chicken 'NickNick'

Villagers celebrating the arrival of a revered elder

This recipe originally came to me from an old (and now sadly deceased,) friend, Nick Mortimer, and I have sort of adapted it over time to make it even simpler. This really is very easy. Nick used to have an annual garden party and this dish was a firm favourite for years.


  • Whole chicken, skinned, washed and chopped into pieces
  • 1 lg pot of natural yoghurt
  • 2 green chillies, chopped fine
  • 2 tblspn dessicated coconut
  • 1 tspn ground cummin
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1/2 tspn ground black pepper
  • Juice 1 lemon


  1. Score chicken pieces with a sharp knife
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a non metallic bowl, making sure that chicken is totally covered.
  3. Leave chicken to marinade in fridge for at least 3 hours and preferably overnight.
  4. Barbecue or grill chicken pieces in the marinade. You can micro-wave the pieces for 3-5 minutes first if at all worried about undercooking but make sure that you replace any marinade onto chicken before placing on barbecue.

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