This is an amazing recipe from the northeast of Brazil – Bahia, that adding just with one unusual ingredient (azeite de dendê – palm oil) makes this dish incredibly unique! Make it with Vapatá because the basic ingredients are the same and you will have 2 dishes that complement each other! In Brazil they are served together.
Blend all ingredients except the chicken, palm oil and tomatoes, in a food processor, roughly so all pieces are still indentifiable.
Pour this mixture into a pot, add the chicken and tomatoes and water enough to cover the chicken and boil until cooked, add fresh or frozen prawns ( if you are using them), chilli, salt and pepper to taste, add the palm oil and mix it for a minute and before serving sprinkle with coriander and serve with rice!
Should you be into the mood of slow cooking and have a fuller flavour, feel free to fry the garlic, ginger, for couple of minutes then add chopped onions and let them develop a golden colour and caramelise the chicken and then add the rest of ingredients and boil it.