Saturday, 15 August 2015

Chicken Korma Recipe

Chicken Korma Recipe or How to make Chicken Korma 

Hey Friends,

There are certain dishes like Chicken Korma which are so usual in our orders when we go and eat outside in Indian restaurants that we end up taking them for granted. However, this specific dish is very close to my heart because of its texture and mild though flavorful taste.

I have made this at home so many times and yesterday I realized that I have not shared it with you lovely people. What a shame! But better late than never. Finally, look at the pics.

Chicken Korma
Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma
Chicken Korma
Can you imagine how it tastes after looking at the color of this Korma? My mom who is so specific about how she wants the gravy and the taste and true critic of my cooking, happily approved it. And as my wife and niece were out for some work and when they came, they told me that house if full of aroma of the Korma. Well, I could not have smiled wider, not the sinister one like Joker from Dark Knight. :P

There is another dish that you might want to try which is Spicy Mutton Korma. This one is spicy whereas this chicken korma is mild.

Anyway, enough of self praise, here is the recipe for you.

  1. 750 grams chicken
  2. 3 medium sized onions
  3. Salt to taste.
  4. 1 table spoon Dhaniya/Coriander Powder
  5. 1 tea spoon Turmeric powder
  6. I table spoon red Kashmiri chilli powder
  7. 1 tea spoon green Cardamom Powder
  8. 1 tea spoon Cinnamon Powder
  9. 1 table spoon whole black pepper
  10. 4-5 Cloves
  11. 1-2 bay leaves.
  12. 7-8 cloves of garlic
  13. 1 tea spoon garam masala.
  14. 8-10 almonds
  15. 1 cup curd

  1. First of all, slice the onions and fry them shallow in a kadhai which can take the chicken that you have as we will use the same pan and oil for cooking chicken.
  2. Once they are dark brown, take them out and let them dry so that they are crispy.
  3. Put the onions and 1/4th cup curd in a blender and make a fine paste.
  4. Also, make paste of garlic.
  5. Now use the same oil and add chicken and garlic paste.
  6. Cook till the chicken is partially cooked and oil starts separating a little.
  7. Now add all the powdered and whole spices.
  8. Mix well and cook till oil separates.
  9. While it is cooking, microwave the almonds in a bowl in water for about 3-4 minutes. It will be very easy to peel them off. Add them in the korma.
  10. Now add the onion paste and rest of curd.
  11. Mix well and cook till it is done, or till oil separates.
  12. Finally add the garam masala and mix well.
  13. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve with hot chapatis or naan.

Yummy, my mouth is actually watering while writing this as m waiting to eat it. Yes, I am writing this immediately after I finished cooking and taking pictures.

Now, the weekend is here and I am sure you guys will have the time to cook it. Do try this and I actually strongly recommend it.

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  1. Devishree Subudhi27 August 2015 at 15:10

    In the chicken korma recipe once the almonds skin is peeled are they to be added directly or made to paste and then added.. It's not very clear from the recipe description

  2. Hi Devishree,

    Almonds need to be added directly, whole and not paste.

    Hope this answers.


  3. Devishree Subudhi1 September 2015 at 12:56

    Ok thank you such for the clarification ..I will try this dish tomorrow for you and update you..

  4. Sure. I will look forward to it. :-)


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