Chicken Bharta is made with minced/shredded chicken, a lot of spices are blended together to give a wonderful taste.It’s very popular in the North Indian states, and also in Pakistan.
Ingredients for Chicken Bharta Recipe
- Chicken (boneless) – 300 gms
- Bay Leaves – 2
- Onion – 1 cup (chopped)
- Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
- Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp + 1 tsp
- Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
- Tumeric Powder – ½ tsp
- Meat/Chicken Masala – 1 tbsp
- Tomato – 1 (chopped)
- Curd – 3 tbsp (beaten)
- Fresh Cream – 50 ml
- Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
- Eggs – 3 (hard boiled)
- Coriander Leaves – ½ cup (chopped)
- Butter – 1 tbsp
- Oil – 2 tbsp
Procedure for preparing Chicken Bharta
Boil chicken pieces with salt and pepper, do not discard the stock, it can be used from the gravy. Take the boiled chicken and shred it.
Heat oil in a kadhai, add bay leaves, chopped onion and ginger garlucj paste, saute for 2 minutes, to this add chilli powder, turmeric powder, 1 tsp garam masala powder and meat masala. Let the masala cook and then add chopped tomatoes to it along with shredded chicken and mix well.
Add the chicken stock to it and let it cook for 2 minutes. Now add the beaten curd, cream and kasuri methi and mix well. Take one hard boiled egg, smash it and add it to the gravy. Cut the reamining 2 eggs in hakves and add it to the gravy as well. Add water and salt if required.
Finally in a different kadhai, melt buitter on low flame and add the remaining garam masala powder to it and then immediately pour over the chicken gravy. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with rotis, naan or parathas.