Chicken Korma Recipe

INGREDIENTS For marination: ½ kg chicken (bone-in) 3 tbsps yogurt or curd 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste (ground in equal quantities) ¾ - 1 tsp Catch garam masala powder 1 ¼ tsp Catch red chili powder 1 tsp Catch turmeric powder Salt as needed To fry and make paste: 1 ½ - 2 tbsp oil or ghee 2-3 green cardamoms 1 cup sliced onions 6 cashews 4 almonds (optional) 4 tbsps yogurt For Chicken Korma Gravy: 1 small bay leaf 4 cloves 2-inch cinnamon stick 1 cardamom 1 -2 green chilies (slit) 1 – 1 ¼ cup water Some salt ½ tbsp. Catch coriander powder ½ - ¾ tsp. Catch garam masala powder ¼ tsp. Catch red chili powder (optional) Handful of chopped coriander leaves Accompaniments with Chicken Korma:

  1. Butter Naan/Roti or any other Indian bread
  2. Steamed Rice/Jeera Rice


  1. Marinate the chicken with curd, ginger-garlic paste, Catch turmeric powder, salt, Catch red chili powder and Catch garam masala. Keep aside for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a pan with oil and add cardamoms. Add sliced onions and fry them until golden brown. Add cashews and almonds. Cool these completely.
  3. Add the cooled onions and nuts in a blender.
  4. Add yogurt to this mixture.
  5. Make a smooth paste of these and set aside.
  6. To the same pan, add 1 tsp oil and heat it.
  7. Sauté bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom in oil for a minute. Add green chilly too.
  8. Add marinated chicken. Fry on a medium heat until the raw smell of ginger garlic paste goes away.
  9. Add the onion curd paste. Pour 1 cup water and mix well.
  10. Add salt, Catch coriander powder and Catch garam masala. If required, you can also add Catch red chili powder, for colour.
  11. Cover and cook on a low flame until chicken is cooked to tender.
  12. Cook further till the gravy reaches a desired consistency.
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy the Chicken Korma.
Recipe Notes/Suggestions:
  1. Crisp fried onions are one of the main ingredients of Chicken Korma which you can use on top to garnish.
  2. The gravy tastes better two hours after preparation as the chicken absorbs the taste.
Other than the Chicken Korma recipe, there are some other easy dinner recipes that you can try making at home too, like:
  1. Chicken Black Pepper Sauce
  2. Rajma


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