Chicken Dak Bungalow

By Chef Aparna C

Preparation Time : Hrs

Tags: Bengali


Serves 2

This stunning dish dates back from Calcutta during the colonial times.


About the Dish

Chicken Dak Bungalow is a Bengali delicacy, that consists of chicken cooked to perfection with potatoes and boiled egg. Also known as Dak Bungalow Chicken, it has a rich history to it. Dak Bungalows are rest houses belonging to the the government, where it gave food and lodging to the postal workers during the British period. Having basic ration in these houses, the workers would cook using limited resources and came up with a wholesome dish. It’s our chef’s family recipe, which makes this dish authentic and delicious.

How to Eat

You can eat this dish with some steamed rice or with a flatbread. Pour it over the steamed rice and mix it up or break a bite-sized of the flatbread and dip it in the gravy. The dish is best enjoyed when it's hot and has a thick gravy. It's mildly spicy and can be consumed at lunch or dinner.

About the Chef

Chef Aparna C