Chicken Bharta (minced Chicken Gravy)
I have been trying to post this recipe for long as this is my favorite among non-vegetarian side dish recipes. The Word ‘ Bharta’ is used in Uttarpradesh and Bihar to mean a particular side dish, wherein the ingredients are usually boiled / roasted and raw and are mashed together to give a unique taste and flavor. For example ‘Baigan Ka bharta’ or ‘ Aloo Ka bharta’. The main ingredients, Eggplants or Potatoes are roasted or boiled and then added with some chopped chillies, garlic, coriander leaves to bring the awesome taste. Unlike these vegetarian ‘ Bhartas’ , the chicken bharta requires good amount of cooking but yes it retains the ‘ Mushy look’ and hence it is called the ‘ Chicken Bharta’.