Chicken cooked with bamboo shoot & ghost chilli pepper

one of a popular recipe among all over Assam and including North east states. The combination of ghost chilli pepper and bamboo shoot are just amazing. It gives a unique taste,though the ghost chillies are known as one of the hottest chilli all over the world and the tangy flavour of the bamboo shoot both combined with an amazing flavour. This item can be prepared with pork also and the process of cooking are different in various places of N.E. It can be cook while boiling or saute,roasted,smoked etc.

So this is our today’s lunch menu .. A full traditional and typical Assamese dish. Which was just lips smacking !! 


Chicken 1/2kg (boiled)

Panch phuran 1/2 teaspn

Onion 4chopped 

Ginger garlic paste 1tblspn

Tomato chopped 2

Turmeric powder 1teaspn

Cumin powder 1teaspn

Ghost chilli pepper 1 chopped

Bamboo shoots 1cup

Mustard oil as required 

Salt as required

Sugar a pinch

Chopped coriander 1teaspn (for garnishing)

 At first clean the chicken properly wash it and boiled it well.

In a pan heat oil and cracked panch phuran.

Add chopped onions fry it well till it becomes golden brown in colour.

Now add the chopped tomatoes saute it.

Add the turmeric and cumin powder and the chopped ghost peppers.

Add salt and a pinch of sugar.

Now add the boiled chicken,cooked it for 5min.

Add the bamboo shoot and mix it properly.

Add water as required cover the lid and let it Cook for extra 15mins

Checked the seasoning,at last add chopped coriander leaves & serve it with hot steamed rice. 

Note: Add very less quantity of ghost chilli pepper. Adding excess will make the curry very very spicy! Believe me ghost chilies are really very hot ! 🔥🔥🔥

Do try this and let me know your feedbacks !



9 thoughts on “Chicken cooked with bamboo shoot & ghost chilli pepper

  1. I frantically searched for Ghost ChillI and got it in Kolkata. Its ghee-like smell is just amazing. I got some at Nongpoh,too. Great recipe. I am in love with the North-East cuisine. 👌

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