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Mughlai Nawabi Chicken Qorma...

Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah
60 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
7 People
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ABOUT Mughlai Nawabi Chicken Qorma... RECIPE

Qorma is a traditional dish in every Muslim household and has the Mughlai lineage to it's preparation. Mughals always did everything with a splendour and this particular curry has lots of nutty ingredients and yoghurt that adds richness and creaminess to the dish. It is made throughout Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Indian City of Hyderabad. All the Mughlai dishes are rich in fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Hence it is the most loved by everyone and is a must on menu on important occasions like Eid etc. Happy Cooking Everyone!

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Mughlai
  • Simmering
  • Roasting
  • Blending
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Low Cholestrol

Ingredients Serving: 7

  1. chicken bone - in 1 1/2 kg
  2. ginger Garlic paste 2 tbsp
  3. salt to taste
  4. green chillies finely chopped 3-4
  5. red chilli powder 2 tbsp
  6. turmeric 1 tsp
  7. coriander leaves finely chopped 1/2
  8. mint leaves chopped 1/4 Cup
  9. Garam masala 1 tsp
  10. yoghurt 2 cups
  11. oil 1/2 cup
  12. FOR THE QORMA PASTE- Roasted dry coconut pieces 1/2 cup
  13. Roasted peanuts 1/2 cup
  14. Sliced and fried onions 2 cups
  15. Charoli seeds 1/4 cup
  16. cashewnuts 12


  1. Make a paste of all the ingredients listed under Qorma paste at first.
  2. Marinate chicken with all the rest of the ingredients mentioned except coriander and mint leaves.
  3. Set aside for an hour.
  4. Heat oil in a cooking pot and add in the whole spices like Cinnamon, Cardamom, Caraway seeds, Cloves and Star Anise.
  5. Now add the Qorma paste to it. Saute it until the oil separates.
  6. Now add the marinated chicken to it and allow it to cook on a medium high heat with a lid on until done for almost 25 minutes or accordingly.
  7. There is absolutely no need of any water as there is yoghurt in it and as such it leaves a lot of water.
  8. Cook until a desired consistency is obtained of one's own choice.
  9. The Qormas are generally thick with juicy succulent pieces of meat.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  11. Serve it hot with naan or baghara chawal.

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