Indian Chicken Korma Recipe

Indian Chicken Korma

Indian Chicken Korma is the mouth melting preparation of chicken in rich korma gravy. It is simply a great blend of lots of Indian herbs and spices. Follow the procedure step by step to make the delicious chicken korma recipe.Indian Chicken Korma

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients required to make Chicken Korma:

  • 2 pound chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 big onions coarsely chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 inch ginger piece
  • 8 green chillies
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder (jeera)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 black pepper corns
  • Fresh cilantro chopped
  • Few mint leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste

How to make Chicken Korma:

  1. Combine onion, yogurt, ginger, garlic, green chillies, sesame seeds, cinnamon and cardamoms.
  2. Blend and make a smooth korma paste.
  3. Use little bit of water while blending.
  4. Marinate the chicken pieces in the korma paste by adding little bit of salt and refrigerate at least for 2 hours.
  5. Heat the oil in a pan and add bay leaf and pepper corns.
  6. Sir for 2 seconds and add the marinated chicken.
  7. Add 2 cups of water and mix well.
  8. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes on medium high flame.
  9. When the chicken is almost done then test it and adjust with salt.
  10. Also add cumin powder, paprika, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  11. Mix well and cover to cook again for 5 more minutes.
  12. Garnish with chopped cilantro and mint leaves.
  13. Serve hot with roti or rice.

Chef Tips:

  1. Vegetable oil or sunflower oil can be used instead of peanut oil.
  2. You may spread some fresh cream at the time of serving.
  3. Korma paste is a very important flavor to get restaurant style taste, hence don’t do any compromise with this.