Rich creamy chicken korma made with yoghurt,nuts, spices and onions as the base. Best served with plain Tandoori Roti, Rice and etc.


For marination

  1. Chicken-1 kg
  2. Turmeric- 1.5 Tsp
  3. Curd-3 Tsp
  4. Ginger Garlic Paste-1 Tsp
  5. Garam Masala- 1 Tsp
  6. Red Chili Powder- 1 Tsp-2Tsp
  7. Salt To taste 

To saute & make paste

  1. Oil or Ghee-1 ½ to 2 tbsp
  2. Green Cardamoms- 2 Pieces
  3. Sliced Onions- 1 Cup
  4. Cashews- 6 Pieces
  5. Curd- 4 Tbsp

For chicken korma gravy

  1. Small Bay Leaf- 1 Piece
  2. Cloves- 4 Pieces
  3. 2 inch cinnamon piece or dalchini (optional)
  4. 1 cardamom or elaichi (optional)
  5. 1 to 2 green chilies slit
  6. 1 to 1 ¼ cup water for gravy
  7. salt for gravy as needed (I used about ½ tsp)
  8. Garam Masala- 1 Tsp
  9. Coriander Powder- 2 Tsp
  10. ¼ tsp red chili powder (optional, for color)
  11. 3 tbsps coriander leaves or cilantro chopped

How To Prepare Chicken Korma

Marination for chicken korma recipe

  1.  Marinate chicken with 3 tbsps yogurt, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt, 1 to 1¼ tsp red chili powder and ¾ to 1 tsp garam masala.
  2. Cover this and set aside until needed.

Make onion paste

  1. Heat a pan with 1½ to 2 tbsps oil and add 2 cardamoms.
  2. Add sliced onions and fry them evenly until golden brown.
  3. Next add cashews and almonds. Cool these completely.
  4. Later add the cooled onions and nuts to a blender jar along with yogurt.
  5. Make a smooth paste of these. Set this aside.

How to make chicken korma

  1. To the same pan, add 1 tsp oil and heat it.
  2. Add green chilli and marinated chicken.
  3. Fry on a medium heat until the raw smell of ginger garlic paste goes away.
  4. Then add the onion curd paste. Pour 1 cup water and mix well.
  5. Add salt, coriander powder and garam masala. If desired you can also add more chili powder for color.
  6. Mix well. Cover and cook on a low flame until chicken is cooked to tender.
  7. Cook further till the gravy reaches a desired consistency.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Serve chicken korma with plain basmati rice, naan, roti or paratha.

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