How to make Manok Pansoh - Chicken and lemongrass cooked in a bamboo log.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Boneless Chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Fresh Red Chillies (ताज़ी लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Malaysian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Manok Pansoh Recipe Card

Manok Pansoh

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 : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 5-6 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Manok Pansoh Recipe

  • Boneless Chicken cut into small pieces 250 grams

  • Fresh Red Chillies 4 inches piece 1

  • Fresh red chillies 7-8

  • Ginger peeled 1 inch

  • Galangal peeled 1 inch

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Garlic cloves 7-8

  • Salt to taste

  • 8-inch bamboo soaked for 4 hours and drained

  • Banana leaf


Step 1

Roughly chop lemongrass and red chillies. Slice ginger and galangal. Quarter onion.

Step 2

Grind garlic with ginger, galangal, onion and half the chillies to a coarse paste.

Step 3

Transfer the ground paste into a bowl and add 1 tbsp water and mix well.

Step 4

Crush lemongrass and the remaining chillies in a mortar with a pestle. Transfer into the same bowl, add salt and mix well.

Step 5

Add chicken pieces and mix well. Keep in the refrigerator to marinate for 3-4 hours.

Step 6

Roughly tear banana leaf into 4 pieces.

Step 7

Preheat oven to180º C.

Step 8

Stuff bamboo piece with the marinated chicken, seal each end with a piece of banana leaf and tie a twine around it to secure the leaf.

Step 9

Place the stuffed bamboo vertically in a cake tin, place it the preheated oven and cook for an hour.

Step 10

Remove from oven, unwrap the bamboo, remove chicken and place on a serving plate and serve immediately.