Chicken Bharta|Dhaba Style
  1. First of all, mix the boneless chicken with ¼ tsp salt, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, ¼ tsp black pepper powder, and lemon juice. Set aside this marinated chicken for one hour.
  2. After one hour boil the chicken with 4 cups water and 1 tbsp oil.
  3. When it is boiling cover it for 10 min on medium flame and once the chicken is done, remove the chicken from the broth and set aside
  4. Shred the chicken once it cools down.
  5. In a bowl add ½ tsp cumin powder, ¼ tsp red chilli powder, and ¼ tsp turmeric powder. Add chicken stock and make a smooth paste.
  6. Now heat the pan and add the oil. Add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon till fragrant.
  7. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté. Now add the finely chopped onions. Sauté till nice and golden.
  8. Add the mixed masala paste, salt to taste, ¼ tsp sugar, ¼ tsp garam masala powder, and tomato purees. Fry till the oil bubbles on the side.
  9. Add 2 tbsp plain yoghurt until the Masala is done nicely.
  10. Add the shredded chicken and rub the fenugreek leaves in your palms and add to the chicken.
  11. Now add 2 cups chicken stock and once it starts boiling cover and cook for another 5 minutes on low flame.
  12. Remove the lid and add 2 tbsp fresh cream. Mix it well.
  13. Finally, add ¼ tsp garam masala powder and 1 tbsp. butter.
  14. Turn off the gas and cover the Chicken Bharta|Dhaba Style for 5 minutes.
  15. Serve hot Chicken Bharta|Dhaba Style with roti, paratha, naan, kulcha or steamed rice.
Recipe Notes

1. The shredded chicken should be really soft.

2. You can add more yoghurt and cream if you like.

3. The butter at the end is important to give the curry a glaze.

Chicken Bharta