Recipe: Black Sesame Chicken

CooQ : Recipe: Black Sesame Chicken

Black Sesame Chicken

Continental, Mains

145 calories/serving
30 mins
At our home black sesame is used only in making laddoos. But the beautiful black colour of the black sesame have always fascinated me and made me think of using it otherwise in a savoury dish. Sesame seeds are rich in proteins and have a great nutritional value. It helps in metabolism and helps to reduce weight.


1. In a mixer grinder, make a smooth paste of 55 gms black sesame seeds, 20 gms garlic and 15 gms ginger.

2. Marinade 1 kg chicken with little oil and salt to taste.

3. Turn on the flame and add oil in a heavy bottomed pan. fry 4 medium potatoes cut into halves and keep aside.

4. In the same oil, add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2 bay leaves and 2 dry red chillies.

5. Add 3 medium (175 gms) finely sliced onions and saute for sometime.

6. Once the onion is soft and translucent, add the marinated chicken and fry on medium flame for 3-4 minutes.

7. Add the paste of ginger, garlic and black sesame. add in 1 tsp cumin / jeera powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder and saute for sometime.

8. Reduce the flame to medium low, add the fried potatoes and cover with a lid till the chicken is properly cooked.

9. Turn off the flame, add 1/4 tsp garam masala powder. cover it again to infuse the scent of the garam masala in the chicken.

10. Serve with hot steamed rice or roti.


This recipe serves 6.