Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaves Recipe
Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaves is a delicious starter to serve during your house parties. The chicken is marinated in fresh flavours and then packed into banana leaf parcels and pan roasted.
Long marination makes the chicken tender and succulent in this Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaves Recipe.
The marinade is pretty simple, toss it along with the chicken and allow the chicken to absorb all the juices.
Great to be served for your house parties or make it part of your weekend meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other appetizer recipes such as
- 500 grams Boneless chicken , 2 inch cubes
- 1 Lemon
- 2 Green Chillies
- 10 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
- 2 tablespoons Ginger Garlic Paste
- 10 Whole Black Peppercorns
- 3 Star anise
- 5 Cloves (Laung)
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- Salt , to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 2 Banana leaf
- Cotton threads , as required
- Sunflower Oil , as required
How to make Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaves Recipe
To begin making the Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaves, in a mixer-jar, combine the green chillies, coriander sprigs (stem as well), ginger garlic paste, cloves, peppercorns, star anise and grind to a coarse mixture.
In a mixing bowl, add the chicken, the freshly ground mixture, lime juice, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt.
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 squares of 4 inch squares, 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 hot.