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Naga Dish | Stewed Chicken in Bamboo Shoot

It’s already Friday, and what better way to kick off the weekend than by trying out something new in your kitchen? We have a super simple recipe challenge for you!

Meet Vilme, a loving husband and father who enjoys cooking at home. He takes charge of most of the cooking duties, with his wife assisting him by chopping ingredients and cleaning the dishes afterward. In many Naga households, it’s common to see men actively participating in kitchen chores and cooking.

Today he shares a super simple chicken recipe that is a favorite with his family – Chicken stew with bamboo shoots.

RootsandLeisure_Recipe-Naga chicken stew

Naga-style chicken stew with bamboo shoots

  1. 1 whole chicken, cut roughly into 1″ pieces
  2. 5 cloves of garlic
  3. 5 dried red chilies
  4. 2″ – 3″ ginger
  5. 1 medium-sized tomato
  6. 1/2 teaspoon of Ajinomoto salt
  7. 3 tablespoons of bamboo shoot juice
  8. A handful of chives or spring onions
  9. Salt to taste
  1. Cut the Chicken into medium-sized pieces. Place the chicken in a large pot and add water. Cover pot and bring it to boil for 15 mins
  2. Add the chilly, bamboo shoot, Ajinomoto, ground ginger, tomato, and salt to taste. When the chilies are cooked, take them out, mash them into a paste, and put it back into the chicken.
  3. Cover the pot and cook until the meat is cooked.
  4. Garnish with chives or spring onions

Serve the chicken hot with rice. Enjoy your Naga meal!

Meet the recipe contributor – Vilme from Nagaland


Vilme from Nagaland

Vilme is not only a loving husband and father but also a laboratory technician and a businessman by profession. His passion for cooking was inspired by his father, who was a doctor and had the opportunity to travel to various places. During these journeys, Vilme’s father would often take him along, exposing him to diverse culinary experiences and flavors. This early exposure instilled in Vilme a deep appreciation for cooking, leading him to pursue his interest in the kitchen. Cooking became a creative outlet for Vilme, allowing him to experiment with different ingredients and flavors while carrying on his family’s tradition of exploring the culinary world.



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