Saturday, November 30, 2019

TRIPURI CHICKEN SALAD / TOHAN MOSDENG / NORTH-EAST INDIAN RECIPES


Tohan Mosdeng is a tribal style chicken salad from Tripura. It is like onion kachumber with the addition of chicken and is very spicy. The charred green chillies give this salad the rustic smoky flavour. It can be had as a side dish with meals or even as a filling for the sandwiches, wraps or kathi rolls.

This recipe is part of the "Shhhhhh Cooking Secretly" challenge. We get 2 secret ingredients from our partner each month and we cook the dish of the chosen theme. My partner of the month is Renu Agarwal Dongre. She gave me "Onion" and "Green Chiliies" 

Renu Blogs at "Cook with Renu" . Do visit her space and check out her delicious recipes. The 2 secret ingredients that I gave her are "Red Chillies" and "Garlic". She made a spicy and delicious Tomato Chutney .. Check it out HERE

Ingredients:
Chicken ... 200 gms
Onion ....... 1 (sliced)
Green chillies ..5-6
Ginger ........... 1 " piece
Garlic .......... 3-4 cloves (crushed)
Coriander leaves .... 1 cup
Salt ..................... to taste
Oil .................... 2 tbsps (to fry the chicken)

Method:
1. Marinate the chicken fillet with salt and garlic.
2. Heat oil and pan fry the chicken until done. You can also grill it instead.
3. In a metal colander char the green chillies on the gas flame.
4. Crush them along with the ginger in a pestle and mortar.
5. Shred the chicken into thin strips.
6. Wash the coriander leaves and chop them.
7. Slice the onion.
8. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl crushing them nicely with your hand. This brings out all the flavours.
9. Enjoy the chicken salad.

You can also see the detailed video of this recipe:





14 comments:

  1. looks like quite a traditional recipe you have here, Shobha di. I am sure the flavour ws inviting

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  2. This sounds like an interesting salad, I would love to recreate a vegetarian version by adding mushrooms or paneer instead of chicken.

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  3. The charred green chilly will add a unique taste to this dish. The salad looks easy to assemble, and I can use this as a wrap for my chicken loving daughter.

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    1. Yes, she will love the wraps with this stuffing.

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  4. I have cooked a few recipes from this region and I like the simple flavors they use with limited spices. This sounds like a perfect summer chicken salad.

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    1. True Mireille.. They use less spices but more chillies

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  5. I'm so glad you made the chicken mosdeng Shobha. It shows how many variations of the mosdeng one can make. I can vouch that the charred chili adds a lovely taste to mosdeng.

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    1. Yes Mayuri.. true. All of us have made so many variations of mosdeng

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  6. Chicken salad looks delicious. Charred chilli onion garlic coriander leaves and stir fried chicken, wow I can imagine the taste. Bookmarking it to try sometime.

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    1. Yes Sujata, the charred chillies gave a lovely flavour

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  7. Simple but satisfying dish .. Very tempting too.

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