Bamboo chicken | Bamboo chicken biryani | Recipe and Restaurant

Bamboo chicken and Bamboo Chicken Biryani

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What is bamboo chicken or bongulo chicken and from where originated?

It is an classical cuisine which is originated from hill station known as Araku valley and this valley falls under Vishakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Bamboo chicken also popular as bongulo chicken (chicken in bamboo) is a dish which is prepared by stuffing the chicken which is marinated with spices and vegetables in the bamboo shoot and then roasted on the heat of charcoal.

If you want to take the pleasure of this delicious recipe without preparing it by yourself you just simply Google it by typing in search box bamboo chicken near me or bongulo chicken near me and you will get all the details of your near by restaurants offering this amazing dish.

Bamboo chicken recipe

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Bamboo Chicken
The type of recipe – Starter
Cuisine type – Tribal
Serve – 8 to 10
Preparing – 1 hour
Cooking – 30 minutes (half an hour)


2 (two) teaspoons of chilly red powder
1 (one) teaspoon of coriander seeds
2 teaspoon of garam masala
1 (one) teaspoon of poppy seeds
½ (half) teaspoon of turmeric powder
2 (two) teaspoon of ginger paste
One teaspoon of garlic paste
Six cloves
Salt according to taste
2 (two) cardamom seeds
One cinnamon
One bunch of coriander leaves
One lemon
2 freshly cut bamboo steam

Instructions for spicy bamboo chicken recipe
  • Put the cleaned fresh chicken into a mixing bowl and add the above mentioned ingredients into the chicken and mix all very well. After mixing the ingredients and chicken keep the marinade aside for an hour.
  • After that rinse the inner part of the bamboo thoroughly.
  • Stuff the marinated chicken in the bamboo steams and cover the steams with banana leaves (use aluminium foil if banana leaves are not available) and secured the edges by tying them with binding wire.   
  •  Set the coal chunks on fire (firewood) outside and place the stuffed bamboo steams on fire for 30 minutes turning them in between (15 minutes on high flame and 15 minutes on low flame).
  • After cooling the bamboo hold it with a pincer, remove the banana leaves from the edges of steam and drawn the chicken into the banana leave (use plate if leave is not available). Garnish it with coriander leaves.
Bamboo steamed chicken is ready to serve.

Bamboo Chicken Biryani Recipe

Have you ever had a biryani cooked inside a freshly cut bamboo steam? Yes inside the bamboo steam! This biryani is cooked with authentic spices and with your favorite meat (chicken) using long-grained rice inside a bamboo, which promise to give a kick to your taste buds and connect you with the scent of nature. Hey one second are you imagining chicken with bamboo ?  

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Bamboo Chicken Biryani
The type of recipe - Main course
Preparation time – 1 hour
Cook time- 30 minutes
Total cook time- 1 hours 30 minutes
Serve – 3 person


These ingredients are required to marinate chicken

300 grams chicken
One inch (1- inch) cinnamon stick
Three cardamoms
Three cloves
One star anise
One kapok bud
One flower mace
Salt according to taste
Two teaspoon of red chili powder
One teaspoon of coriander powder
One tablespoon of biryani masala
One and a half (1 ½) teaspoon of ginger garlic paste
One eighth (1/8) piece nutmeg
Half lemon
Half (½) teaspoon of turmeric powder
One fourth (¼) cup of fried onions
Half (½) cup of yogurt
One fourth (¼) cup of mint leaves
One fourth (¼) cup of coriander leaves
one fourth teaspoon of black pepper
Four to five tablespoon of oil

These ingredients are required to marinate Marinating Rice

One and a half (1 ½) cup of raw basmati rice (1 cup-= 250milliliter)
Two to three tablespoon of oil
Half (½) teaspoon of chili powder
Half (½) teaspoon of biryani masala
Three cardamoms
One chopped onion
One Kapok Bud
One inch cinnamon stick
Three cloves
Half  (½) mace
One star anise
One eighth (1/8) piece nutmeg
Salt according to taste
Half( ½) teaspoon of ginger garlic paste
Half (½) teaspoon of turmeric powder
Three finely chopped green chilies
One fourth(¼) cup of mint leaves

For Assembling

One tablespoon oil
1 ¼ cups water
Bamboo leaves or Aluminium foil to cover
Two to three bamboos green steams


Marinating the Chicken
  • Put chicken into a mixing bowl.
  • Add all ingredients mentioned above for marinating chicken and mix well.
  • After that leave the marinade for an hour (1 hour).
Marinating the Rice
  • Put raw basmati rice into a mixing bowl.
  • Add all ingredients mentioned above for marinating rice then and mix well.
  • Leave that aside for an hour (1 hour)
Things to be Assembled
  • Wash and clean the bamboo steams until you find no dust and impurity inside it.
  • Then coat the inner part of bamboo with oil.
  • Put some bamboo leaves in the edge of bamboo and cover the edge with aluminium foil.
  • Then add two (2) spoonfuls of chicken marinade to the open end of bamboo first and then 4(four) to 5(five) spoons of rice should be added. Repeat the process again with other bamboo pieces.
  • Add 1 ¼ cups of water from the open end of the bamboo (Water runs down to the bottom through the gaps).
  • Cover the other end of bamboo with an aluminium foil.

Making Bamboo Biryani
  • Set the chunks of coal on fire and place the bamboos on it.
  • Leave for 30(thirty) to 35(thirty five) minutes and turn back and forth the bamboo steams in between.
  • Later remove it from the fire and keep it aside for 5(five) to 10(ten) minutes.
  • Serve your hot and delicious bamboo chicken biryani on a banana leaf (in case of unavailability of leaves use dish).
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Bamboo Biryani

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Bamboo Chicken Restaurants

Here I have shared you some of the famous bamboo chicken restaurants in India. If you want eat delicious bamboo chicken or bamboo chicken biryani you can visit these places and in most of the place bamboo chicken price is between Rs 200 to Rs 300 which is affordable. If you can’t able to find restaurants you can simply search bamboo chicken near me or bamboo chicken biryani near me on Google so Google will direct you to the nearest restaurant.

1. Kerala Kitchen& Restaurant

F-228, Lado Sarai, bank wali gali, near campa cola agency, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

2. Bambooshoot Kitchen

4/8 Gupta Market, Old Double storey, Lajpat Ngar 4, New Delhi-110024

3. Bamboo Hut

Address No. 298 B6, HDFC Bank, Block B6, Block H, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi  11001

4. Bamboo House

Shop No.97, Sector-46, HUDA Market Rd, Gurugram, Haryana 122002

5. 3 Spices Restaurant

Shiva complex, Bagalur, hosur, Tamil Nadu 635109     

6. Jungle View

Chudanga Ghar, Chandaka-Nandankanan Road, Chandaka, Jujhagada, Bhubaneswar, Odisha    751024

7. Sri Kanya Restaurant

Sai Thota Tower, Ravi Enclave, Opposite Aparna Tower, Khondapur, Hanuman nagar, Kothaguda,    Hyderabad, Telangana 500084       

For more information check the below given links

If you want to the recipe of bamboo chicken in telugu (bongulo chicken in telugu) then click Bamboo chicken Video.  

Watch this video if you want make bongulo chicken (chicken in bamboo) in traditional style click to
  Bamboo chicken video.


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