Nagaland is one of the eight states of north eastern India, There are many tribes in Nagaland, and the people are generally referred to as ‘Naga’.

The Naga have a wide variety of cooking techniques. Fish and meat are typically included in a traditional Naga meal in smoked, boiled or fermented form.

Today I am sharing the recipe of Naga style boiled chicken, which is utterly scrumptious and incredibly easy.


  1. 500 gms chicken , properly washed
  2. Garlic cloves : 10-12
  3. Ginger
  4. Tomatoes :2
  5. Potato – 1
  6. Vegetables of your choice
  7. Bamboo Shoot (Optional)
  8. Green Chillies
  9. Crushed peppercorns / Pepper powder
  10. Coriander leaves. I have used long coriander leaves as you can see in the photo below:



  1. Crush the ginger and garlic. I use a mortar pestle, like this one:


2. Put the chicken , crushed ginger garlic , tomatoes , salt and green chillies into a pan, add water and boil for 20-25 minutes till the chicken is tender:


3. Add crushed peppercorns, and the vegetables of your choice, for eg carrots, beans, cabbage , capsicum, broccoli, etc.


4. If you are using bamboo shoot , now is the time to add that into the pan. If not, ignore this step 🙂

5. Cook for 5-10 minutes, adjust the consistency as per your need, add chopped coriander and take off heat.


Serve with steamed rice, or noodles. It is finger licking good! Try it out !


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