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29 Apr 2012

Kol Posolar logot Kukurar Mongoh

Chicken with Banana Pith (Bodos and some other tribes of Assam prepare this dish at important religious functions)

(Kol Posola or Banana Pith is the tender pith found in the trunk of a young banana plant)

Click here to view How to prepare the young banana plant for cooking

  • Chicken (Don't use 'Broiler' meat) - 1 Kilogram
  • Kol Posola (Banana Pith) - 500 grams
  • Onion - 2 (Large)
  • Tomato - 1
  • Ginger - One Thumb sized piece
  • Garlic - 10 pods
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Peppercorn - 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cardamom - 4--5
  • Green Chilli - 5-6
  • Turmeric Powder, Mustard Oil and Salt
  • Cut the Banana pith into small circular pieces, add to water immediately for 2-3 hours, drain the water, add a little salt, mix and squeeze the liquid to a separate bowl. Keep aside the Banana pith pieces and the liquid separately
  • Heat Mustard oil in a cooking pan
  • Cut and add an Onion, fry till golden brown
  • Add a little Turmeric powder and Salt to taste, mix well
  • Now add the Banana Pith pieces, stir fry
  • After 2-3 minutes, add the Chicken, mix well and cover with a lid
  • Make a paste of an Onion, Tomato, Ginger, Garlic, Cumin Seed, Peppercorn, Cinnamon, Cardamom and Green Chilli
  • Add the paste and mix well, cover again
  • After 2-3 minutes add the squeezed liquid, mix well again, cover and cook on low flame until done

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