Chicken Cooked with Sesame Paste



Chicken Sesame is a traditional Assamese chicken recipe which is cooked with black sesame paste. It is typically cooked with locally available country chicken. The rich nutty aroma of the sesame makes this recipe a very unique and flavourful.


Chicken cut into big pieces- 1kg

Sesame seeds 1/2 cup

Mustard Oil 3 tbspn

Coriander powder 2 tbspn

Ginger n garlic paste 2 tbspn

Onion finely chopped 1 cup

Green chilli 3 numbers

Turmeric powder 2 tspn

Salt to taste


Marinate the chicken with salt and 1 tspn turmeric powder and keep aside for few minutes. Roast the sesame seeds and blend it into a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan (Kadai), add finely chopped onions and sauté for some time. Add ginger garlic paste and keep stirring for 3 minutes. Add turmeric powder and coriander powder. Add the green chillies and keep stirring Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook over low flame till chicken pieces are half done. Add hot water if required. Now add the sesame seeds paste and cook until the chicken is fully done, and the gravy reaches the desired consistency. Chicken sesame is ready to be served.

Serve with rice.

Taanishi Inam

Taanishi Inam

Taanishi Inam is an entrepreneur and presently she is a director at NECHRI. But cooking is her passion and, more so, she is an experimentalist cook. Taanishi developed the culinary art during her childhood watching her grandmother working in the kitchen. She also learned how medicinal plants could be incorporated in the diet through interesting recipes from her grandmother. She aims to carry the rich heritage of northeast Indian cuisine, especially the Assamese cuisine to the world.