Chicken Bharta | How to make Chicken Bharta

By sweta biswal  |  11th Mar 2016  |  
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About Chicken Bharta Recipe

Light and yummy at the same time, my version of this delicacy is something that even weight watchers can relish !

Chicken Bharta is delicious and authentic dish. Chicken Bharta by sweta biswal is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Chicken Bharta is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 20 minutes and it takes 20 minutes to cook it properly. Chicken Bharta is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Chicken Bharta. Chicken Bharta is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Chicken Bharta is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Chicken Bharta at your home.

Chicken Bharta

Ingredients to make Chicken Bharta

  • 500 gm chicken (on the bones)
  • 1 medium sized onion (peeled and cut into 4 halves)
  • 6-7 garlic flakes
  • 1 tbsp ginger juliennes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 12-14 black pepper corns
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 1 big onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp chicken curry/tandoori chicken masala
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp kasuri methi
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream(optional)
  • 1 tbsp tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp butter(optional)

How to make Chicken Bharta

  1. Wash and cook the chicken pieces in a pressure cooker along the the onion, garlic, bay leaf, cinnamon, pepper, turmeric, salt and 2 1/2 cups water.
  2. Allow steam to escape before opening the lid. Strain and keep the stock aside. This can be later made into a shorba.
  3. Carefully shred the chicken into thin long strips. Though it takes time, this step is what gives the wonderfully stringy texture to the bharta.
  4. Separate the egg yolk from the white portion.
  5. Heat the oil in a wok. Add the onions and fry till they start to turn slightly red on the edges. Add the Gingergarlic paste and stir fry for 2 mins.
  6. Add all the powdered masalas along with 2 tsp water at this stage. Fry for a minute before adding the tomato. Cover with a lid for 1 minute to soften the tomatoes. Fry for another 1-2 minutes before adding the beaten yogurt.
  7. Rub the kasuri methi between palms to warm it up before adding to the chicken.
  8. Finally, when the oil starts to separate from the masala, add the shredded chicken and fry for for 2-3 minutes before adding a little of the stock. Adjust the salt and cover it with a lid. Allow to cook for 5-6 minutes.
  9. Add the mashed egg yolk along with the butter (if using) and cook for 2 minutes before adding the cream ( if using) and taking it off the flame.
  10. Garnish with the egg white and some cilantro. Serve hot with naan or rotis.

Reviews for Chicken Bharta (3)

Minakhi Beheraa year ago

Dear sweta I was looking for a recipe from quite some time. Actually I have had chicken bharta at BaSu Hotel Puri.The test I just can't forget. I remembered the distinct flavor of crispy capsicum in that just wonder whether capsicum will go well along in this dish ? Want to know your opinion. Can't wait to try my hands on the recipe Asap.

Tannistha Majumder4 years ago


Sheeba Bedi4 years ago

Nice dish sweta!

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