Chicken Dak- Bungalow Step by Step Recipe

Hello everyone,
Today I am here with a recipe of a sadly near-forgotten Bengali culinary treasure. This dish was very famous and popular during the period of the British rule in India. Dak-Bungalows were inns, traveler’s rest houses where people used to put up for the night. At that time the care-taker of the bungalow had their own poultry and this chicken dish was the “all time favorite” dinner or lunch item.

So let us dig into our tradition and devour this culinary treasure.
  • Chicken (medium pieces)
  • Curd
  • Onion sliced
  • Ginger-garlic paste
  • Turmeric
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Eggs
  • Potatoes
  • Bay leaves
  • Cardamom
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Tomatoes

  1. Marinate the chicken with curd, turmeric powder, chili powder and cumin powder.
  2. Boil the eggs and peel the shell. Peel potatoes and cut into halves. Now heat oil in a pan and lightly fry the eggs and potatoes. Take them out and keep aside.
  3. Now pour oil in a pan and add the green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon and bay leave. Dunk in the onions and fry till golden brown.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste, stir for a minute.
  5. Add tomato paste. Stir.
  6. Now add the marinated meat and continue cooking in medium flame.
  7. Add the potatoes and the egg.
  8. Pour some boiling water when the oil starts to separate. Cover the pan with a lid. Let the whole dish cook properly.
Cut the eggs into halves and enjoy the dish with steamed rice. 


  1. yummy.... I will make in the coming Sunday...

  2. Yaaaarrrr !!! The dish looks absolutely yummy and easy too ! I will pakka try !! Thank u !!!!

  3. Yummy n easy ...have to try this weekend!

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