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Chicken Korma

Deeba Rajpal
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Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chicken Korma RECIPE

Almost every Indian household has their own recipe and this chicken korma/curry recipe comes from my mother’s childhood friend from Meerut. It’s simple, uses staple pantry ingredients and leaves you wanting more!

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Dinner Party
  • Awadhi
  • Main Dish
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 800 gms chicken on the bone cut into pieces
  2. 1/3 cup ghee
  3. 3 onions finely sliced {about 200gms}
  4. 5-6 choti elaichi / green cardamom {whole slightly crushed}
  5. 1 1/2 tbsp ginger paste
  6. 1 1/2 tbsp garlic paste
  7. 200 gms thick yogurt whipped
  8. 4 tsp coriander powder sifted
  9. 1 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  10. 5 - 6 long / whole cloves


  1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom non stick kadhai. Fry the onions until golden brown. {Take care not to let the onions turn too dark, else the korma will be slightly bitter}.
  2. Drain the onions from the ghee and cool. Grind to a paste using 1-2 tbsp of the yogurt. Whisk the paste into the yogurt. Reserve.
  3. In the same pan with the remaining oil, add the cardamom/choti elaichi and cloves/long and sauté till they smell fragrant for 1-2 minutes. {Add a little more ghee if required}
  4. Now add the chicken pieces and roast on high heat until well seared and golden. Remove from pan and reserve in a bowl.
  5. To the hot ghee, add the sifted coriander powder, red chili powder, ginger and garlic paste. Mix well so that it all comes together, 1-2 minutes. Now add the chicken back and give it a good stir for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Now add the fried onion-yogurt mixture, stir well, season with salt, and cook covered on simmer for about 20 minutes. Now the gravy should be fragrant and beautifully coloured.
  7. Add a little water if you need to increase the gravy, taste and adjust salt if required. Allow to sit for 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavours to mature. Sprinkle a little garam masala if you like and serve with whole wheat rotis

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Abhimanyu Kumta
Abhimanyu Kumta   Sep-29-2019

I made this once with chicken, and then a couple of times with mutton. The best dish that I’ve personally made, according to me (and everyone I’ve served this to)

Jothy Lakshminarayanan
Jothy Lakshminarayanan   Nov-14-2018

The taste was awesome

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