Chicken Bartha, hailing from the flavourful land of Kolkata, is originally known as ‘Chicken Bortha’. The recipe has also scattered its variants throughout many places in North India. The word ‘Bharta’ or ‘Bortha’ literally means mashed.
Ingredients required for Chicken Bartha-
Chicken boiled and shredded
Paste ginger garlic and green chilly
Cashew nut paste (with dahi/fresh cream if fewer cashews)
Directions to prepare Chicken Bartha-
Heat oil in a pan and saute the onion puree until the raw flavour diminishes.
Add the ginger-garlic paste & the green chilli paste once the onion puree is done.
Pour the tomato puree into the pan and cook for a few minutes in high flame.
Add the required masalas like Garam Masala, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilly Powder and lastly kasoori methi.
Add cashew paste and the required amount of salt.
Add the leftover chicken stock to have a richer gravy.
Add butter and shredded chicken and let it cook.
Garnish with coriander leaves and a half-cut boiled egg.
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With summer almost in full swing, mangoes are taking over the stands in fruit shops, grocery stores and supermarkets. Delicious when eaten just by itself, mangoes also make for a very versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of savoury dishes, from fish curry to salads. Salads are a great way to keep the body cool during the sweltering summer. Here’s a simple, mango salad in a delicious Thai peanut dressing that you can experiment with this mango season makes a great appetizer and even better main.
Ingredients For the Mango Salad:
1 small-sized head of lettuce. You can replace the lettuce with any leafy greens of your choice.
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into long strips.
3 ripe mangoes (you can use any kind), diced into small cubes
½ cup sliced onions
¼ cup cilantro
1/3 cup roasted peanuts
Pickled jalapenos as per your spice tolerance
For the peanut dressing
¼ peanut butter, the creamy kind
¼ lime juice or juice from 2-3 medium-sized lemons
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 pinch of red chilly flakes (if you like your food spicy)
Combine all the ingredients for the mango salad in a large salad bowl and mix thoroughly.
Mix the ingredients for the dressing in a mixing bowl and whisk until its mixed thoroughly.
Drizzle a generous amount of the peanut dressing over the mixed the salad and toss it gently to mix. Voila, delicious Thai mango-peanut salad is ready for consumption!
You can add some grilled prawns or fish to give this salad your own twist. Happy cooking!