Most of you who have visited the famous Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam should be familiar with the delicious bamboo chicken that is prepared hot and served to the travelers and visitors everyday.
Bamboo Chicken is a traditional tribal praparation of Araku Valley Tribals near Vizag, locally known as “Bongulo Chicken”. This is a delightful way of cooking chicken inside a piece of green bamboo stalk without oil, making it healthy yet delicious.
The recipe of bamboo aka Bongulo chicken recipe has been passed down from one generation to next. The best part about the dish is the flavors acquired by chicken while getting cooked inside the bamboo shoot along with other local herbs. The taste is unique nevertheless.
Bongulo Chicken Recipe
If you want to try the dish at home, first you need to prepare the chicken before stuffing into the bamboo shoot.
- Chicken skinless – 500 grm.
- Salt to taste.
- Red chilly powder -1 tsp.
- Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp.
- Ginger Paste -1tsp.
- Garlic paste -1tsp.
- Garam masala Powder-1tsp.
- Oil- 2 tsp
- Chopped onions -2 tsp
- Chopped chillies- 1 tsp
- Chicken masala powder-1 tsp
Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl.
Typically, Bongulo chicken is prepared this way:
The chicken is cleaned and stuffed in the shoot
The stuffed chicken is ready to be cooked
Chicken cooked elaborately inside the bamboo, acquiring flavors
Chicken ready to be served
Bamboo chicken is famous for its amazing taste, especially when eaten hot in a chilly weather. Go o, try this at home in case you have the bamboo shoots handy. Not exactly the same, but near close!!