How to make Chicken Bharta -

Minced chicken delicacy- a North Indian favourite.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Chicken Mince (चिकन कीमा), Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Chicken Bharta

Chicken Bharta Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Bharta Recipe

  • Chicken Mince mince 1/2 kilogram

  • Onion 3 large

  • Mustard oil 3 tablespoons

  • Black cardamoms 4

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies 3

  • Red tomatoes 3 large

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Chicken stock cubes powdered 2

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Juice of ½ lemon


Step 1

Finely chop onions. Add 1 cup water to the chicken mince and set aside.

Step 2

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick wok, add black cardamoms, bay leaves, black peppercorns and asafoetida and saute till fragrant.

Step 3

Add cumin seeds, ginger and garlic and sauté till garlic is lightly browned.

Step 4

Add onions and sauté for a minute. Cut green chillies into 2 and add to the wok. Finely chop the tomatoes, add to the wok and sauté till pulpy.

Step 5

Add Kashmiri red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, powdered chicken stock cubes, garam masala powder and salt and mix. Add chicken mince and mix well. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring continuously.

Step 6

Add coriander leaves, lemon juice and mix well.

Step 7

Switch off the heat, transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.