Murgir Dhapka ( One Pot Chicken Curry)
Today when I was chatting with my 85 year old father, I asked him if he remembers any authentic Bengali recipes which my grandmother cooked. We discussed many recipes and one of them is this recipe "Murgir Dhapka". This is a chicken recipe cooked by my Great Grandfather. In olden days in many Bengali houses, Chicken was cooked in the courtyard of the house. It was usually cooked by the men of the house. Ladies did not eat chicken at all and even avoided touching it. As a kid whenever I use to visit my Grandma's house.. I had seen them cooking the chicken in the Dalan (courtyard) and all the vessels in which chicken was cooked and eatten were kept separate. Even the Mud Chula on which the chicken was cooked was kept separate for later use. This ritual was followed due the religious reasons.