A very simple form of Chicken Curry prepared with very limited spices and requires almost no time; Goalondo Steamer Curry is bliss. I was fascinated with Goalondo Chicken Curry or Goalondo Steamer Curry when I heard the name for the first time. I, though, not have any first-hand information about the said Chicken Curry. However, this is what I found while searching for the history.
Goalondo Steamer Curry is a simple chicken dish from Goalondo a small town in “Opar Bangla” a.k.a Bangladesh. Goalondo is now a small town in Rajbari District in Bangladesh and situated on the bank of river Padma.
- Chicken: 500 g (Medium Pieces)
- Onion: 2
- Garlic: 8-10 cloves
- Ginger: 2”
- Dry Red Chillies: 4-6
- Green Chilli: 4-5 (according to taste)
- Turmeric Powder: 2 Tsp
- Mustard Oil: ½ Cup
- Salt to taste
- Clean chicken pieces properly.
- Roughly chop Onion, garlic, ginger and green chilies and prepare a coarse powder of dry chilies*.
- Marinate chicken pieces with all the ingredients mentioned except salt.
- This is, however, my personal opinion to not to add salt to cooking.
- Leave it for at least one hour but I prefer to marinate overnight.
- Take the marinated chicken in a thick bottom pan and sauté on high flame for 5 minutes.
- Then cook on low flame till the chicken turns tender.
- No need to add water; chicken will be cooked in its own juice.
- Switch the flame off and give the curry a standing time of 10 minutes.
Don’t add any masala like garam masala, coriander powder etc.
*It’s better to add semi-grinded Red chilies for the actual flavor instead of readily available red chili powder
Don’t add water as the natural moisture of the chicken and the basic masalas is enough.
Last but not the least; don’t replace Mustard oil with any other variety as it’s the signature ingredient for Goalondo Steamer Curry.
To serve Goalondo Steamer Curry:
Picture Update: I have updated the pictures of Goalondo Steamer Curry on 07-08-2017
Few More Chicken Recipes from Debjanir Rannaghar apart from Goalondo Steamer Curry or Boatman Style Chicken Curry:
- Bengali Desi Murgir Dum
- Bangladeshi Chicken Roast
- Restaurant Style Chicken Malai Kebab
- Kolkata style Chicken Bharta
Have you tried the Goalondo Steamer Curry Recipe from Debjanir Rannaghar!
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