Dakbunglow was rest house where travellers used to take rest while on journey in colonial times. ..at that time the care taker had their own Poultry, Goat at dakbunglow for easy supplies of milk and egg.The khansama or special cook of British Officers used to cook this dish with easily available meat, potatoes ,freshly ground spices and eggs to happy their British lord during their stop at Dukbunglow for rest....
I can still remember my two days stay in a dakbunglow of a Tea Garden of North Bengal with my parents and sister ..... I will never forget the taste of full bowl of chicken with potato and egg served with hot steamed rice and salad....
Cooking Time-20 minutes
Preparation Time-10 minutes
Chicken-1kg (cut into pieces)
Onions -2(Grind to makeca fine paste)
Ginger paste -2tbsp
Garlic paste - 3tbsp
Green chilli paste -1tsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Red chilly powder -according to your taste
Turmeric powder -1tsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala- 4cloves, 3 green cardamom, 1 " Chinamon Stick, Mace-1pinch,Nutmeg -1/2tsp...roast on tawa and grind to make a fine powder
Yougurt -1 / 2 cup (beaten)
Mustard oil (preferably)-1//2 cup
Ghee or clarified butter -3tsp
Potatoes-2(cut into halves)
Mix boiled eggs and potatoes with little salt and turmeric.
Now Heat oil in a large pan and fry the eggs and potatoes and keep them on a paper
After 1 hour, heat oil and 1tsp ghee in a pan..Now add bay leaf..
Now add onion paste into the pan and fry till light brown. Now add the marinated chicken pieces ..cook until oil gets separated ...stirring continuously.
Add salt and beaten yogurt. .cook for 2 minutes on low flame. .stirring continuously.
Now add 1/2 cup water and fried potatoes ..mix well..and cover the pan.. . simmer the gas. Cook on medium flame until chicken and potatoes are cooked . After that open the lid and add the fried eggs,remaining ghee and roasted garam masala powder. ..cover the pan again and cook for another 5 minutes. Switch off the heat.
Now pour the Dak Bunglow Chicken Curry in a large serving bowl and serve with steamed rice or polao or any Indian bread..but it taste good with hot steamed rice.