Chicken Korma probably derived from the Persian Koresh, a mild ghee-based stew that the Mughals Indianized with cream, yoghurt, ground almonds, saffron, and aromatic spices.

It is said that if the Indian cook could cook a Korma, he could cook for the Moghul court. If he could cook a dozen variations, he would be the king of the kitchen and cook for the emperor’s table.
There are four variants of Korma curries on the Indian subcontinent are Mughlai, Shahi, Kashmiri, and South India. The Shahi and Mughlai are similar to the conventional Korma recipe, the yoghurt is mixed with almonds and the meat is simmered in yoghurt, onions and spices and then simmered.

Ingredients required for Chicken Korma Recipe

For Marination
Chicken-500 Grams
Curd- One Tablespoon
Red Chilli Powder – One Teaspoon
Salt- As per requirement

For Frying
Oil – Three Tablespoon
Onion (sliced) – Half Cup
Salt – As per requirement

For Korma Paste
Almonds (soaked & peeled)-One Fourth Cup
Curd -Half Cup
Ginger -One Inch
Garlic Cloves – Six to Seven Pieces
Cumin Seeds-One Teaspoon

Method of Cooking Chicken Korma


  1. Let’s start with marinating Chicken for which have Chicken in the Bowl then add Curd, Red Chilli Powder, Salt (as per the taste).
  2.  Next, heat the Oil in Wok then add Onion (sliced), Salt now saute it till the Onion is in golden brown colour. 
  3. Next, take the Onion out in the bowl, and now fry the Chicken for which add Oil in the Wok with Ghee. 
  4. Once the Ghee & Oil both heat up then add the Marinating Chicken. Next, stir the chicken on high flame till the chicken is half done.
  5.  In the meantime let’s make the Korma Paste for which add Fried Onions, Almonds (soaked & peeled), Curd, Ginger & Garlic, Royal Cumin Seeds. 
  6. Next, grind this without water initially then add Water and grind it in a smooth paste. 
  7. Next, add Cinnamon stick into the frying chicken with Green Cardamom, Cloves, Bay Leaf then fry it for a minute then add in Korma Paste with some Water & Salt and cook it for 20 minutes with lid closed. 
  8. Now, your homestyle Chicken Korma is ready to serve.