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Oli Free Bamboo Chicken

Bethica Das
1440 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Oli Free Bamboo Chicken RECIPE

Here is a delicious, healthy and a traditional oil free appetizer that is quite popular among the tribals in Araku Valley (Andhra). The chicken is marinated and cooked inside a bamboo. It is then garnished with onion rings, coriander leaves and a dash of lime. I also sprinkled some fried onions too. This can be an absolute party meal showstopper.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Steaming
  • Appetizers
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. 400 gms. chicken on bones
  2. salt to taste
  3. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  4. 1 onion, chopped
  5. 1 tbsp. red chili powder or to taste
  6. 2 green chilies, chopped
  7. 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
  8. 1 tbsp. roasted coriander powder
  9. 1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  10. 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  11. juice of 1/2 lime
  12. handful of coriander leaves, chopped
  13. 1 medium size bamboo
  14. 1 banana leaf & foil to seal the bamboo
  15. onion rings, chopped coriander leaves & fried onions to garnish


  1. Marinate the chicken with all the above mentioned ingredients starting from salt to coriander leaves overnight.
  2. Now stuff the chicken inside a bamboo and close with some banana leaves and foil. Cook on a medium flame on a gas top for 45 minutes by rotating on all sides.
  3. When done, wrap a newspaper around it so that it is easy to handle. Tap the bamboo to remove the cooked chicken.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and serve them, garnished with onion rings, coriander leaves, fresh chilies, fried onion and a dash of lime.

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Ruchi Gaur
Ruchi Gaur   Dec-20-2017

I will surely try this.

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