Monday, 30 June 2014

Chicken with Koldil

Chicken with Koldil is an Assamese delicacy, my family simply loves this superb dish ...

Koldill : Banana flower 
Serves 4

Ingredients :
4oo g Chicken, diced
1 Banana flower, chopped fine
Paste of 2 Onions+little Ginger+8 pods of Garlic
A few green whole Chilly
A few Bay leaves
Julienne of 1 Onion
1 tsp Turmeric
Salt, to taste
1 heaped tbsp of masala powder. Grind (dry) together : Caraway seeds(Shahjeera)+Coriander seeds(Dhania)+Tymol seeds(Ajwain)+Aniseed(Saunf)+Fenugreek seeds(Methi)+Cardamom(Elaichi)+Cinnamon(Dalchini)+Clove(Laung)
Chilly powder, to taste
6 tbsp oil (generally Mustard oil is used in Assamese cuisine)

Method of cleaning Banana flower:
Use only the very tender part, removing the layers. Chop the tiny long flowers that is found along the layers too, removing the stamens. Wash properly squeezing out the water two or three times.

Method of cooking :
Heat oil, fry all the ingredients leaving aside the powdered masala(spice), Chicken and Koldil. When half done put in the Chicken along with the powdered masala. (Chicken and Koldil can be added together)
Stir well and cook covered on low heat.
When Chicken is half cooked add Koldill, stir well and cook covered on low heat till done. Remember not to add water.


  1. ooooh yum yum yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ...


    1. Hi, after a long time ... :)
      Yes it is yummmm indeed. Thanks for dropping by ...

  2. Replies
    1. Awwww .... don't worry, have your fill when you're home. But on the other hand feels good that I could make you homesick by cooking this :) No matter wherever you are, how great may be the food, we always miss our home cooked delicacies when away.
      Wish you well ...

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  4. I hate koldil but this one looks very appealing...I think I am gonna try it very soon....thanks for sharing