Goalondo Steamer Chicken Or the Boat man's Chicken Curry
The name Goalondo Steamer Chicken Curry came from the place called Goalondo situated on the banks of river Padma. During the British Raj the connecting train from the Calcutta to Bangladesh was cut off and passengers had to cross Padma river a steamer and travel to Narayanganj and then by train to Dhaka or Chittagong. It was an overnight journey in a steamer and so the boatman often cooked this curry with basic spices for their meal in the middle of the river. Slowly it became very popular amongst the passengers too.
One of the favourite dish of Rabindranath Tagore’s one of the favourite is the Goalondo chicken curry, which were reportedly served to the Poet during the steamer ride in East Bengal.
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Extremely easy to make and very delicious in taste even without any spices added, is a must try dish.
1 kg Chicken cut into pieces
6 Boiled Eggs
2 large Onions minced
2 Potatoes cut into big pieces
4 Green chillies
10 Garlic cloves minced
1 piece of Ginger minced
4 Dry Red Chiilies
Salt to taste
2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 cup Mustard Oil
P.S. Potatoes and Boiled egg is not there in the actual recipe, but since my family loves potatoes and eggs I have added them in the recipe.
Coarsely grind the Red and Green chillies in the grinder. Either mince the onion, ginger and garlic by hand or mince it in a food processor. Marinade the chicken pieces with all the above ingredients for minimum 1 hour. Add the marinated chicken in a thick bottom pot and stir it, cook it on low flame till the chicken turns tender. If in a hurry cook in a pressure cooker and it's ready in 3 whistles. Serve hot with steamed rice.