Its been years that we visited Nagaland, but it always was and still remains a very special place in every means for our family. I remember our childhood days spent in there with good people and great food. This dish means a lot to me now, more than sentimental it works out as a diet dish for us, full filling our need without even a drop of oil. This dish is usually made with fermented Bamboo Shoot known as "Bastanga" , here i have used the packet fresh bamboo shoot from the Asian store can be substituted with the canned ones too :)
1 lb chicken
1/2 cup bamboo shoot (long strips)
1/2 cup cabbage (cut into chunks)
2 tomatoes ( crushed, preferably with your hands :) )
6-7 green chillies (adjust accordingly as you won't be adding any chilly pwdr )
1/2 inch ginger
1 garlic pod
1 tsp chilly flakes
salt to taste
Cut and clean the chicken pieces.
Crush green chillies, ginger and garlic. ( just to open up the flavors )
Take a vessel in which you make the chicken, add in the chicken, sliced bamboo shoot, cabbage , crush tomatoes, crushed green chillies, ginger, garlic, chilly flakes, coriander leaves and salt.
Cook until the chicken is done.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice, or even can be had as a soup.