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Assamese country style sesame chicken Til diya murgir mankho

There are days when my taste buds ask for something rustic rugged, totally country style something that brings that nostalgic flavor, more precisely brings me to our home kitchen in Assam, my grandma's kitchen my mama's kitchen. Yup sesame chicken is in my mind. My Assamese taste bud is so amicable with till or sesame seeds, name a festivity, or staple cooking time, it is a desirable ingredient. I love in today's new age healthy cooking promotes and incorporates seed-eating especially sesame for numerous health benefits which I luckily grew up eating. Once you taste this exotic dish with the rustic and nutty flavor you will try again for sure. Today I am sharing my recipe.. Have you tried Assamese Chicken Curry.

  1. 2 lb chicken cut into medium size pieces with bone
  2. 5 tablespoon till or sesame
  3. 3 tablespoon mustard oil or olive oil, you can use any other cooking oil too but I love to use thick oil as it enhances the rustic flavor 
  4. 1 medium onion finely chopped
  5. 4 pieces of garlic cloves 
  6. 10 peppercorn, you can reduce or increase according to your taste 
  7. 1 tablespoon garam masala
  8. 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  9. Salt for taste 
  10. 1 dry red chili and few green chilies for garnishing 
  11. First, roast the sesame seeds on low to medium flame for about 6 minutes grind it like powder consistency. 
    Now put a pan on the stove and once it is hot, add 2 tablespoons oil, fry the chilies and set aside. In the remaining oil add onion and pound garlic cloves fry it for 2/3 minutes. Now add the chicken, salt, and turmeric, fry it on medium flame until water dries up. Now add ground sesame and stir it well, cover it and let it cook. Cook, it at for least 10/15 minutes and stir it in between. Now switch off the gas and add the black peppercorn for the final flavor and stir well garnish with chilies.  Now serve it with steamed either brown rice or parboiled rice as it accentuates the rustic or country flavor you can always serve with white rice or bread of your choice. 


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