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Bharwan Chicken Makhani

The mouth water recipes for the famous Indian dhaba food Bharwan Chicken Makhani or the Stuffed Butter Chicken

Bharwan Chicken Makani


  1. 240gm chicken breast
  2. For stuffing:
  3. 150gm minced chicken
  4. 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  5. 1/2 tsp clove powder
  6. 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  7. 1 tsp black cardamom seeds crushed
  8. 1/2 tsp salt  
  9. For marinade:
  10. 2tbsp oil
  11. 1 tbsp red chilli paste
  12. 1 tbsp ginger-garlic pste
  13. 4 tbsp lemon juice
  14. 1 tsp salt
  15. For accompaniments:
  16. 2 carrot
  17. 1 1/2 cup beans
  18. 1 tbsp carrots and french beans
  19. 1/2 tsp butter
  20. 1/2 tsp garlic finely chopped
  21. 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  22. For rice:
  23. 1/2 cup basmati rice
  24. 1 tbsp fennel seed
  25. 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  26. 2 leeks
  27. 1/2 tsp salt
  28. 4 tbsp pine nuts (optional)
  29. For sauce
  30. 250gm tomato puree
  31. 1 large sized onion - boiled and pureed
  32. 3/4 tbsp butter
  33. 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  34. For garnishing:
  35. 1/2 bunch coriander leaves


To prepare chicken:
Carve the breast of chicken in heart shaped and flatten with a steak hammer.

To prepare stuffing:
Mix ingredients 2-7. Place the chicken mince in middle of chicken breast and fold the other half of chicken breast over it. Seal the sides by tapping with the side of knife.

To prepare marinade:
Make a homogeneous mixture of ingredients No 8-12 and rub this mixture over prepared chicken breast and keep aside for 2hours.

To prepare accompaniments:
Boil carrots in salted water and when they are tender , remove
Blanch the french beans in salted water. Toss in butter with garlic and sprinkle with cumin for seasoning

To prepare rice:
Soak rice for 15-20 minutes. Prepare a stock with green part of leeks and fennel strains. Saute the white of chopped leeks in butter and add leek stock, rice and pine nuts. Simmer till almost all moisture evaporates. Put on dum for 10 minutes. Mix well.

To prepare Sauce:
Saute pureed onion in butter and ginger-garlic paste, tomato puree and cook till oil separates out. Correct the consistency.

Char-grill the breast of chicken. Place in the centre of plate. Place the carrots and arrange the sauted beans and pour sauce over the steak and garnish with a bunch of fried coriander leaves


VijayaLakshmi said...

Nice and well written recipe. Chicken tastes good in any form, You can also try and order chicken pickle achar, and various non veg pickles by SITARA at their online store, The India's biggest online store for pickles

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