Assam Pongteh Chicken Recipe | iCookAsia | Try Masak

Assam Pongteh Chicken FULL RECIPE :

Recipe by: Christina’s Gourmet Catering

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


1.5kg 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


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.Visit iCookAsia website to get full recipes:

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  • First time heard of Assam Pongteh. Isnt pongteh supposed to be anything braised with soybean paste? This dish should probably just discard the name 'Pongteh'. Which region does this peranakan dish comes from???