How to make delicious chicken dak bungalow

How to make delicious chicken dak bungalowHow to make delicious chicken dak bunglow

Actually the recipe is very old i.e. British era. When the Govt. officials are in late while on official tour, they used to spend the night in the dak bunlow means Govt. rest house. There used to had one khansamah(cook ,steward cum caretaker) who prepared the meal. The meal comprises of rice, dal, veg curry, salad and one chicken or mutton dish. They used to prepare the meal by using the local spices or ingredients or whatever is the availability. Chicken dak bunlow was also made with very little whole spices and became very delicious, so it became very popular. The marinated chicken pieces are simmered in gravy made with  onions, garlic and ginger and added with potatoes and eggs finished in a warm, spicy, cumin, coriander flavored sauce; and this is How to make delicious chicken dak bungalow

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Preparation Time: 15minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 3-4 Persons

Ingredients

  • 750g – Chicken (cut into medium sized pieces)
  • Egg (hard boiled) -3
  • Potato (medium sized) -2(cut into 2 halves)
  • Onion (thinly sliced) -2 large
  • 4 (slitted)- Green chillies
  • Turmeric, red chili, cumin and coriander powder-3/4th tsp each
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard oil -½ cup
  • Garam masala powder -¼ tsp

For marinating

  • Yogurt (whisked) -1 cup
  • Ginger, garlic paste-1 tsp each
  • 1 tbsp- Lemon juice
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • salt

For tempering

  • bay leaves-02
  • 1 inch – Cinnamon
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Red chili whole-02

How to make delicious chicken dak bungalow

Wash chicken pieces and add curd, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice in a bowl for marinating. Mix well and keep it aside for at least 2 hours.

Peel the potatoes and cut into halves, wash and keep aside.

Mix some turmeric powder with boiled eggs, keep aside.

Heat oil in a hard bottomed pan/kadai, add boiled eggs and fry until golden in color. Remove and keep aside.

In the same oil add the potatoes, fry them until golden, remove and keep aside.

In the remaining oil add bay leaves, cumin seeds and cinnamon for tempering.

Add onion; fry it until light brown;

Now add the marinated chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes then add turmeric, cumin, and coriander, salt and red chili powder and stir it for 2-3 minutes.How to make delicious chicken dak bunglow

How to make delicious chicken dak bunglow

Add fried potatoes, mix it well then add water and cover it to boil for 10 minutes.How to make delicious chicken dak bunglow

Uncover the lid and gently placed the eggs and cook for another 2 minutes.How to make delicious chicken dak bunglow

Take it out from the oven, sprinkle a pinch of garam masala over it.

Garnish it serve it with steam rice.

 

 

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