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Restaurant style Chicken Bharta


Chicken Bharta with Butter naan is an unbeatable combo. Fragrant and creamy this gravy will always make your meal special. From younger to elder Chicken Bharta is loved by all. This is not my first post on Chicken Bharta, there is another delicious recipe of it which I made few months back. You can try that too, click the name to see that recipe kolkata style chicken bharta One day while cooking Butter Chicken, I thought of today's recipe. Cooking process is very much similar to butter chicken, instead of grilled chicken I used shredded chicken to make the Bharta. Believe me, it came out extremely delicious and full of flavors. You will be hooked with this one after giving it a try.


  • 500 grams of chicken ( boiled and shredded).
  • 1 and half cups of chicken stock.
  • 2 medium onions (roughly chopped).
  • 1 medium tomato (roughly chopped).
  • 3 Tablespoons of ginger garlic paste.
  • 6-8 cashews or almonds or peanuts. (soaked in water)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of yogurt.
  • Salt and sugar as per your taste.
  • Spice powder 1.5 Teaspoons of each (turmeric powder, red chili powder, roasted cumin, coriander powder, kashmiri chili powder, tandoori masala).
  • Whole spices (1 dry red chili, 1 small cinnamon stick, 2 cloves, 2 green cardamom).
  • 5-6 Tablespoons of cooking oil.
  • 2 Tablespoons of kasuri methi or dry fenugreek leaves.
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, roughly chopped.
  • 5 Tablespoons of heavy cream.
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of butter.
  • 1 Tablespoon of garam masala powder.
  • 5 Tablespoons of water.

Restaurant style Chicken Bharta

Restaurant style Chicken Bharta


Boil the with bone chicken pieces in 2 cups of water with some salt for 5-7 minutes. Then remove the chicken from stock and shred the fiber part. Keep the stock aside for later use.
Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil in a pan.
Add chopped onion, fry for 5-7 minutes.
Then add the nuts. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Next add the tomatoes, cook until everything becomes soft and mushy.
Then put them in a mixer grinder with little water, make a smooth paste out of it.
In a mixing bowl, add all of the spice powder, ginger garlic paste and 5 Tablespoons of water, mix well. Keep aside.
In the same pan heat the remaining oil,add the whole spices. Saute for few seconds.
Now add the spice paste, cook on medium flame for 5-7 minutes.
Then add onion tomato and nut paste, mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
Add salt and sugar as per your taste, mix well.
Next add the chicken stock, mix well and cook for 10 minutes.
Then add shredded chicken, mix well and cook for 15 minutes on medium flame.
Lastly add cream, kasuri methi, garam masala powder and chopped eggs. Mix well for 5 minutes.
Add some butter and turn off the heat.
Let it rest for 30 minutes then serve.

Additional Info

Recipe Category: Main dishes: Poultry
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 4

Your chicken bharta is ready to serve.
  • Serve this hot with naan or rumali roti ..

Restaurant style Chicken Bharta

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