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Bamboo Chicken

moderator Date: August 3, 2018
Region: Andhra
Cuisine: INDIAN
TYPE: White Meat
Course: Main Course

Prep Time

60Mins

Cooking Time

60Mins

Servings

5servings

Introduction

ORIGIN OF THE BAMBOO CHICKEN

Bamboo chicken is a traditional tribal cuisine of Araku Valley, a hill station in the Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one such dish that is definitely an Indian traditional dish that is the delicacy of the region. Bamboo chicken is a chicken curry prepared by stuffing the bamboo shoot with the chicken and then cooked on charcoal. Bamboo chicken is an oil-free and nutritionally rich dish.

MORE ABOUT THIS RECIPE OF THE BAMBOO CHICKEN

Bamboo chicken is a very tasty and indulgent dish of Andhra Pradesh. A tempting tribal recipe making use of freshly cut bamboo stems with one of the ends closed with its node. Make sure to use fresh bamboo stems because dried bamboo can easily catch fire and induce a burnt taste to the chicken inside.

Also, ensure that you make use of a firewood or a barbeque station to cook this dish. Any other method such as oven will take many hours to cook and the meat is far from perfect. This is one such dish that everyone tries when on a trip to Araku Valley.

The cool climatic conditions, the beautiful serene environment and the hospitable people pair excellently with the spirit of this dish. These factors contribute to the essence of the bamboo chicken making it a ‘must try’ dish.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE BAMBOO CHICKEN

This dish is a rich source of protein and pure satisfaction. The fresh bamboo used in this dish often transfer its components and nutritional macros to the dish. Hence making this dish one of the healthiest dishes across the globe.

Bamboo is a great ingredient for weight loss. It helps you shed that excess weight without having to see side effects. Also, it balances your cholesterol levels and boosts your immune system. Bamboo has cancer-fighting as well as anti-inflammatory properties which are excellent for the body.

Bamboo Chicken

nutrition information

Nutrition Info Per Serving
Energy 373.21 Cal Protein 26.00 g
Lipid 24.40 g Carbohydrate 12.31 g
Fiber 0.96 g Sugar 0.32 g

Ingredients List

Quantity Units Ingredients Notes
500.00 gm CHICKEN BONELESS
0.50 tsp TURMERIC GROUND
1.00 tsp GARAM MASALA
1.00 tsp CORIANDER SEED GROUND
2.00 tsp CHILI POWDER
2.00 tsp SALT ADD TO TASTE
1.00 LEMON
0.50 tsp GINGER GROUND
0.50 tsp GARLIC GROUND INTO PASTE
4.00 tbsp SUNFLOWER OIL
0.50 cup CORIANDER LEAF
1.00 BAMBOO SHOOTS FRESH GREEN BAMBOO STEM

Steps

  1. Rinse chicken thoroughly and add into a bowl.
  2. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powser, garam masala and ginger garlic paste to the chicken and rub well. Also add 1 tablespoon of oil and lemon juice. Rub well and let it rest for 1 hour.
  3. Place a firewood on the ground or set up a barbeque station.
  4. Take the fresh cut green bamboo stem with one end closed with its node.
  5. Rince the inner part of the bamboo before making use of it in this dish.
  6. Fill 3/4th of the bamboo stem with the marinated chicken.
  7. Take banana leaves or other leaves like spinach and fill the remaining 1/4th part of the bamboo stem with it.
  8. Place the stuffed stems onto the fire and leave it for 45 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the heat).
  9. After cooking, take the bamboo carefully making sure that you don't burn yourself. rmove the leafy stuffs above the chicken.
  10. Take a serving plate and turn the bamboo upside down to remove all the chicken from within.
  11. Serve with coriander leaves and lemon wedges.