How to make Banana Leaf Chicken -

Boneless chicken smeared with coconut-coriander chutney, wrapped in banana leaves and pan cooked.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Banana leaf (केले का पत्ता )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Banana Leaf Chicken

Banana Leaf Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Banana Leaf Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breasts 2

  • Banana leaf 8 pieces

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Garlic cloves 6-8

  • Green chillies 3

  • Cumin seeds 3 teaspoons

  • Scraped coconut ½ cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Slit chicken breast horizontally into halves and further cut into halves. Place on a plate. Sprinkle lemon juice, salt and crushed peppercorns on top and rub well. Set aside to marinate.

Step 2

Discard the veins of the banana leaves.

Step 3

Grind together garlic, green chillies and cumin seeds. Add coconut and coriander leaves and grind again into a smooth mixture.

Step 4

Take a banana leaf piece and spread some ground coconut mixture in the center. Place a marinated chicken piece on it and spread some more coconut mixture on it. Fold in the ends to cover the chicken pieces and make into a parcel. Prepare remaining parcels similarly.

Step 5

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Place parcels on it, folded side down, and cook for 5-6 minutes. Flip and cook further for 4-5 minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.