Chicken Bharta Recipe

Chicken Bharta Recipe

In my blog ‘India’s Global Kitchen’, I have been posting several recipes of chicken that’s quite popular across India. Today I will share a much popular North Indian Chicken Recipe that’s made with minced chicken and called ‘  Chicken Bharta ‘. The recipe has been given a few tweaks by me and the end product came out to be too good to share with you all. This recipe has been sitting in my drafts since long and have never escaped my mind regarding posting it in my blog. This is a dry chicken recipe that’s better served with parantha or roti. So try it out for your family. I’m sure they would love it!

Total cooking time for Chicken bharta recipe: 45 minutes

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Serves 2 – 3 people

Ingredients of Chicken bharta recipe:

  • 500 gms of minced chicken
  • A paste of 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1/2 – 1 tsp chilly powder,  1 tsp kashmiri mirch powder with little water and 2 tbsp of curd
  • Make another paste with roasted & powdered whole spices of  about 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 10 coriander seeds, 10 white peppercorns, 7 black peppercorns, 1 black cardamom, 2 green cardamom, 7 cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp fennel seeds and 7 – 8 cashew nuts with water
  •  1.5 tsp salt or add salt as per taste
  •  2 eggs
  •  2 – 3 tbsp refined oil or clarifies butter or unsalted butter
  •  2 onions – thinly sliced
  • grated 15 garlic cloves & 1 ” ginger
  • 1 tomato – chopped
  • Fresh cream – 1 tbsp
  •  Kasauri methi or crushed dry fenugreek leaves
  •  2 Chopped green chillies

Chicken bharta recipe – The method:

  •          Hard boil the 2 eggs and de-shell them. Keep aside
  •          Boil the minced chicken for 5 minutes with a little salt. Drain excess water
  • Heat oil in a wok, add onion slices. Stir fry the onions till they change their color to brown
  • Add grated ginger – garlic and stir fry for 1 minute
  • Add chopped green chillies, tomatoes and cook till oil starts to separate
  • Add the paste made with curd and powdered spices. Stir cook till oil separates
  • Add the cashew and whole spices powdered paste. Cook till oil separates
  • Add the boiled chicken pieces and stir for 3 – 5 minutes
  • Add egg yolks and mash them completely. Stir properly
  • Add 2 cups of hot water
  • Add chopped off egg whites from the hard boiled eggs
  • Cover the wok with lid and simmer for 10 more minutes approximately or till the chicken bharta gets the desired consistency
  • Add kasauri methi or dried fenugreek leaves and let it simmer for 1 minute more
  • Switch off the flame

Serve chicken bharta with fresh cream spread on the top!

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