A simple chicken curry, the "Dakbangla" caretakes used to cook is now a signature Bengali delicacy. Dak Bungalow Chicken Curry aka Chicken Dak Bungalow is a Bengali style chicken curry cooked with basic spices along with egg and potato.
Wash Chicken chunks and marinate with Curd, 1/2 Tsp. of the Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder Coriander Powder, Chilli Powder, Sugar, Salt and also Mustard Oil.
Chop Onion roughly and also peel the skin of the potatoes. Cut those into halves.
Hard Boil Eggs before adding to the curry.
Now heat Oil in a pan.
Sprinkle some turmeric powder coupled with salt over the boiled eggs and potatoes.
Fry Eggs for a few minutes.
In the same fashion Fry potatoes as well.
Temper remaining oil with Bay leaf, Cinnamon stick, Cardamom and also Red Chili.
Add chopped onion and fry till those turn golden brown in color.
Now add ginger and garlic paste and cook till the raw aroma goes out.
Now add Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Chilli Powder, Sugar and also Salt and mix properly.
Add chopped green chilies too.
Furthermore; reduce the flame and stir vigorously.
Now add marinated chicken chunks and cook over low flame for 5-7 minutes.
Add fried Potatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Cover the pan with a lid and cook over low flame for 5 minutes.
Open the lid and add two cups of boiling water.
Add Fried boiled Eggs.
Cover the pan and cook till Chicken and potatoes cooked properly.
Switch the flame off and serve the curry hot with steamed rice.
The more you marinate the chicken, the more will be the flavor. However, I marinated the chicken for hardly 30 minutes considering back then in the Dak Bungalows they would not have marinated the chicken for long or they may have when they had time! Who knows?
You may reduce or increase the spices based on your preference.
Also, you can replace Mustard oil with vegetable oil however that will not give the distinct pungent aroma of Mustard oil to the dish.
Keywords: Dak Bungalow Chicken Curry, Bengali murgir Jhol, Debjanir Rannaghar, Dak Bungalow Murgi