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Chicken Korma

Pavithira Vijay
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Chicken Korma RECIPE

A lip smacking rich and delicious mughalai style gravy perfect for a weekend family lunch.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Mughlai
  • Pressure Cook
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 500 gms chicken
  2. 4 - 5 tbsp oil
  3. 2 Bay Leaves
  4. 4 - 5 cloves
  5. 2 black cardamoms
  6. 4 green cardamoms
  7. 1 Stick cinnamon
  8. 1 tsp jeera / Shahi jeera
  9. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  10. 2 Medium tomatoes (Pureed)
  11. 1/2 cup yogurt
  12. salt as needed
  13. 2 tsp red chilli powder
  14. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  15. 2 tsp coriander powder
  16. 1 tsp cumin powder
  17. a pinch of nutmeg powder
  18. 1/4 tsp sugar
  20. 1/2 cup Brown onions
  21. 10 cashew nuts
  22. 2 tsp Poppy seeds
  23. 6 - 7 almonds
  24. 2 green chillis


  1. Slice the onions thinly and deep fry them in oil till golden brown. Soak cashewnuts and almonds for around 30 minutes. Remove the skin of almonds.
  2. Grind together the brown onions, green chillis, cashewnuts, almonds and poppy seeds with some water to a very fine paste.
  3. Wash the chicken well 3 - 4 times and keep all spices and yogurt ready.
  4. In a pressure cooker heat oil and add all the whole spices to it. Fry in medium flame for 1 - 2 minutes and then add Ginger Garlic Paste and fry till raw smell fades.
  5. Add in the tomato puree and cook for 4 - 5 minutes (close the cooker with a lid). Once the tomatoes are well cooked and starts to leave oil add the onion paste and mix well.
  6. Add in the whisked yogurt (keeping the flame low) and all the spice powders and salt. Adjust water and mix everything well. Allow it to cook for 7 - 8 minutes(in medium flame) (again closing the cooker with a lid)
  7. Now add the chicken pieces and the nutmeg powder, sugar to it and close the cooker with its lid well and allow it to cook for 2 whistles. Wait till the pressure releases on its own.
  8. Add cream and give a mix and cook on stove top in low flame for 2 - 3 minutes and turn off stove.

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Felcy Rodrigues
Felcy Rodrigues   Sep-02-2017


Latha Nair
Latha Nair   Oct-18-2016

nice gravy.

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