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Assam Pongteh Chicken

1.5kg chicken pieces
500gm potato, parboiled
lime leaves, sliced
200ml Water
Tamarind Juice (60gm tamarind +250ml water)
4 Hardboiled eggs to serve
Slices of fresh chilli, to serve

Spice paste – blend together
3-4 (400gms) large Onions
6-8 (50 gms) large Garlic cloves Garlic
60 gms Babas Chilli powder
80 gms bean paste
60 gms sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tsp seasoning


1. Heat oil in a wok or large frypan and saute spice paste until it’s fragrant.
2. Add chicken, parboiled potatoes and lime leaves
3. Add 200 ml of water and bring to boil, season well
4. Simmer gently until chicken and potatoes are cooked
5. Add tamarind juice – bring to simmer
6. Serve with rice garnished with boiled egg and fresh chilli.

Written by iCookAsia

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