Rahul cooks “bongu chicken” with adivasi women

JOGIPET (SANGAREDDY): Congressman Rahul Gandhi prepared the popular ‘Bamboo Chicken’ with Adivasi women who came from Bhadrachalam to participate in Bharat Jodo Yatra in Andhole constituency. Bamboo chicken, popularly known as “bongu chicken”, mixes pieces of country chicken and broiler chicken in a piece of bamboo.

Taking the Adivasi women by surprise, Rahul mixed chili, salt, turmeric and other ingredients into the chicken pieces and stuffed them into two bamboo sticks and roasted them over a hot coal.

The event took place at Danampalli in Jogipet mandal, according to MP for Mulugu, Dr Seethakka. Later, the women served food in “moduga” leaves to the Congress leader.

No one was allowed in when he was making bamboo chicken. The last time he tried his hand at cooking, last January in Tamil Nadu, the video of the event went viral.

Kondru Sudharani, Sheelam Durga, Korasa Lalitha, Payam Bhadhramma, Ganne Boyina Srinu of Bhadrachalam prepared the special dishes including bamboo chicken, ragi java, pasha koora and boddu koora pappu.

Sudharani said it was a rare opportunity for them to cook special dishes with Rahul, who really enjoyed the preparation. She said Rahul found the traditional dishes of thota koora and adivasis “tasty”.

Another Adivasi woman, Payam Bhadramma, said Rahul Gandhi asked them to come to his house in Delhi and cook the same and other new dishes.

Alongside TPCC Chairman A. Revanth Reddy, Rahul Gandhi also tried his hand at pot making in Andhole.

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