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Chicken Bharta

Aditi Chowdhury
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chicken Bharta RECIPE

This is a very famous and loveable dish from 6 to 60 yrs

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Punjabi
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Chicken breast pieces 500gm
  2. Cashew handful
  3. Poppy seeds 2 tbsp
  4. Melon seeds 1 1/2 tbsp
  5. Curd (whipped) 1/2 cup
  6. Onion 2 no big
  7. Tomato 1 no big
  8. Ginger Garlic paste 1 tsp
  9. Whole ginger 1 small piece
  10. Garlic 4 to 5 cloves
  11. Bay leaf 2 no
  12. Cinamon sticks 2 no
  13. Green cardamom 6 no
  14. Cloves 6 no
  15. Black Peppercorns 1/2 tsp
  16. Green chillies 4 no
  17. Salt to taste
  18. Sugar to taste
  19. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  20. Coriander powder 1 tsp
  21. Chilli powder 1 tsp
  22. White oil 3 tbsp
  23. Crushed Fengureek leaves 1 tbsp
  24. Fresh cream 2 tbsp


  1. Boil the chicken breast with half quantity whole spices , whole ginger garlic and water and 1 tsp oil. Separate the stock for gravy
  2. Once the chicken is boiled cool it down and then shred the chicken
  3. Soak poppy seeds, melon seeds and cashew and make a paste
  4. Make a paste of tomato
  5. Heat white oil in pan and add the rest whole spices. Once it releases flavour add the onions
  6. Fry the onions till light brown
  7. Add ginger garlic paste and fry further
  8. Add the tomato paste and fry till the raw smell goes off
  9. Add the whipped yoghurt and the powdered spices and cook it for 5 min adding little bit of chicken stock so it won't stick to the pan
  10. Then add the poppy melon seeds nd cashew paste and cook till the oil seperates
  11. Add salt and sugar as per taste
  12. Add green chillies
  13. Add the shredded chicken and the stock as per your taste
  14. Once the gravy is cooked for 2 min add crushed fenugreek leaves
  15. Add the cream and then switch off the flame
  16. Serve the bharta with boiled eggs on top

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