Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaves Recipe
Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaves is a delicious starter to serve during your house parties.
Long marination makes the chicken tender and succulent in this Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaves Recipe.The marinade is also pretty simple or you can say it is just throw in all kind of ingredients mentioned and toss to coat. If you are preparing this recipe for a party, then marinate the chicken beforehand, cook when guest have arrived. You can serve this with some mint chutney, mayonnaise or may be with some red chilli sauce. If you feel it might get spicy for you, then you can serve it with beaten curd and add some cucumber, salt, rock salt to it.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other appetizer recipes such as
- 500 grams Boneless chicken
- 1 Lime
- 2 Green Chillies
- 10 sprig Coriander leaves (Dhania)
- 2 Tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
- 10 Whole Black Pepper Corns
- 3 Star anise
- 5 Cloves
- 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- Salt , to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 2 Banana leaf
- Cotton threads , as required
- Cooking oil , as required
Directions for Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaves Recipe
To begin making the Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaves, chop the chicken breast into medium size pieces or if you are using boneless chicken pieces, wash them and put them in a bowl.
Now roughly grind green chillies, coriander sprigs (stem as well), ginger garlic paste, cloves, peppercorns, star anise together.
Next step is to add this grinded mixture, lime juice, red chili powder, turmeric powder,salt into the chicken. Make sure the chicken pieces are completely coated with the mixture. Let the chicken pieces marinate for two hours.
Once the chicken is marinated, cut the banana leaves into 7 to 8 pieces so that you can make parcels.Now put the one chicken piece in one banana leaf piece.
Fold the leaf to make a parcel and tie it using a thread.Heat oil in a pan, add the parcels into the pan and make sure you are not crowding the pan.Cover the pan and cook the parcels from both sides for at-least 15-20 minutes. Open the parcels and serve it hot with mint chutney or red chili sauce.
I am from northern India and currently living in New Delhi India.I came to Delhi in 2007 and started living alone since 2009.That was year which embarked my cooking journey.Tired of eating out, I started my food experiments.. some of which were a hit and some were an utter disaster. I feel food brings friends and family together..brings back memories .. it is love made visible..