Parsi Chicken Bafat 



Ready In:

45 minutes




  • 500 gms Chicken with bone or Mutton cut in small pieces
  • 200 Gms of potatoes, cut in small pieces
  • 3 Tbsp of oil
  • 1 Tbsp of ghee
  • 2 Onions finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ Cup shredded coconut
  • 1 Tsp chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp garam masala
  • 3 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tablespoon jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind concentrate
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro leaves

For Bafat Masala (Blend the mixture)

  • 9 Kashmiri chillies
  • 10 Peppercorns
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Pcs of cinnamon

Step by Step Instructions

  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan and add chopped onions, fry the onion until golden brown.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and cook until the raw smell is gone, then add tomatoes, cook until soft.
  • Continue stirring and add shredded coconut, chicken, potatoes, ground spices, and salt, mix well and cook on medium flame.
  • Now add jaggery, tamarind paste, and vinegar. Add a cup of water and let it cook.
  • While the above mixture is being cooked add the Bafat masala by blending the dry ingredients in the above ingredients list.
  • Cover the pan cook for 10-15 minutes on a medium flame, till the meat and potatoes are cooked, add more water if desired for gravy.
  • The consistency of this curry will be gravy.
  • Finally, add chopped cilantro.
  • Parsi Chicken Bafat can be served with coconut rice, white rice or any Indian bread (roti/naan)