Chicken Korma | How to make Chicken Korma

By Nida Saleem  |  6th Aug 2016  |  
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About Chicken Korma Recipe

Mangalorean style spicy chicken curry prepared with lot of green chillies and roasted coconut.

Chicken Korma is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Nida Saleem teaches how to make Chicken Korma step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Chicken Korma in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 8 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Chicken Korma at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Chicken Korma takes 20 minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Chicken Korma is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Chicken Korma is a good option for you. The flavour of Chicken Korma is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Chicken Korma and impress your family and friends.

Chicken Korma

Ingredients to make Chicken Korma

  • 1 whole chicken cut into medium pieces
  • 7-10 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp roasted fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp roasted coriander seeds
  • 1/2 cup lightly roasted grated coconut
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • Whole garam masala spices (Bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves,star anise, black pepper corns)
  • salt as per taste
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 large tomatoes

How to make Chicken Korma

  1. Prepare chicken masala: In a blender add green chillies, turmeric, ginger garlic paste, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, and grind into a smooth paste. Add very little water while grinding and make a fine paste.
  2. In a kadai, add ghee, whole garam masala spices. Add finely sliced onions and saute till golden brown.
  3. When onions turn golden, add chopped tomatoes and saute. Add 1 tsp salt so the tomatoes cook well.
  4. When tomatoes are nicely cooked, add the masala and saute till the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Cover the lid and let it cook. Chicken will release its moisture so no need to add water, but keep stirring in between so that it doesnt stick to the bottom.
  6. Let the chicken cook well. Meanwhile make a fine paste of roasted coconut by grinding, add little water and grind. You can also add cashew nuts or peeled almonds while grinding it to make it more thick and tasty.
  7. Once the chicken is cooked, add the coconut paste into it and mix well. Add water to dilute it.
  8. Let it boil for 5 minutes on a low flame.
  9. Add garam masala powder, lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix. Simmer for another 4 minutes.
  10. Turn off the flame and serve. Garnish with fried onions, chopped coriander leaves and chillies.

My Tip:

If you want a thick curry, add more coconut. Do not burn the coconut while roasting. It should be light golden and crisp. It will give a good colour to the curry and also taste. Adjust number of chillies, according to taste.

Reviews for Chicken Korma (4)

Ayesha Kumar2 years ago

Such a beautiful dish!

Poornimaa Ramanan2 years ago


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harshitha k2 years ago