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How To Make Chicken Korma

  • Chicken Korma Recipe

    korma recipe has a delicious gravy which is usually made with curd, dry fruits, onions and spices. Korma dish can be non-vegetarian or vegetarian, made from mutton, chicken or vegetables. This dish was originated in India by the Mughals and later became extremely famous all over the world. Today we are going to make Chicken Korma Recipe, which is very tasty and can be served with roti, butter naan, paratha or rice.

    Chicken Korma has many different recipes with different ingredients, some of them using coconut, poppy seeds etc. Some of them use almonds, cashew nuts but curd is common in all the dishes. The ingredients used in the recipe depend on the region.

    Onion, curd and dry fruits are used to make chicken korma gravy. To make delicious Chicken Korma, first fry the onion in desi ghee or oil (desi ghee gives more flavor than oil) till it turns golden brown and then grind it to use in gravy with nuts paste. Nuts help to thicken the gravy and play a major role in imparting the creamy texture.

    Follow the detailed recipe of Chicken Korma and make delicious Chicken Korma easily at your home and enjoy with roti, paratha, butter naan or plain rice for lunch or dinner.

    • Preparation Time :
    • 20 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 30 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Non Vegetarian

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chicken korma Ingredients


Chicken1 KGGhee1/4 Cup
Green Cardamom3 - 4Black Peppercorn5 - 6
Cloves3 - 4Mace1 - 2
Bay Leaves2Ginger Garlic Paste1 Tablespoon
SaltTo TasteOnion2 Large
Cashew Nut & Chironji Paste1/4 CupMace & Green Cardamom Powder1/4 Teaspoon
Rose Water1/4 TeaspoonKewra Water1/4 Teaspoon
Fresh Curd1 CupTurmeric Powder1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander Powder1 TeaspoonRed Chilli Powder1/2 Teaspoon
Yellow Chilli Powder1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)WaterAs Required
Coriander LeavesFor Garnish  

For Smoking

Coal1Cloves3 - 4
Ghee1 Teaspoon  

Direction To Make

  • Cut 2 big onions into fine slices. Heat 2 tablespoon ghee in a pan on medium heat, add onion slices and fry till golden brown, stirring well.
  • Take out the fried onions on a tissue so that the excess ghee is absorbed, when it becomes cool and crunchy, grind them with dash of water to make a thick paste, keep it aside for later use.
  • Take some cashew nuts and chironji and fry them a bit (just for few seconds so that the cashews become light brown in color, otherwise it will burn and spoil the whole taste)
  • Grind them and make a fine paste. We need 1/4 cup cashew and chironji paste.
  • Heat 1/4 cup of ghee in a large pot on medium heat. 
  • When the ghee is hot, put bay leaves, green cardamom, black pepper, cloves and mace in it and saute well while stirring continuously.
  • Add the chicken and fry it, while stirring occasionally.
  • When the chicken is fried a little, then add salt and ginger garlic paste to it, and fry it well while stirring occasionally.
  • While chicken is frying, take curd in a bowl, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, yellow chilli powder (if you don't have yellow chilli powder, you can increase red chilli powder as per taste) and mix well.
  • Add curd spices mixture to the frying chicken and mix well.
  • When the curd spices and chicken mixed well then add fried onion paste and cashew and chironji paste to it and mix well.
  • Add little water to it and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Now here is a big twist.

  • Take out the chicken pieces from the gravy in a big bowl and let the gravy cook.
  • Add a pinch of mace powder, green cardamom powder, rose water and kewra water and mix well.
  • Let the gravy cook on a medium flame for some time, till it thickens as per your requirement, while stirring occasionally.
  • Using a large strainner, strain the gravy in the same bowl containing the chicken pieces.
  • Transfer the chicken again with the gravy in the same vessel and let it cook.
  • Take a piece of coal and put it directly on the fire, take it in a small bowl when the fire starts. Add 3-4 cloves and some ghee to it.
  • Place this bowl with coal in the middle of the vessel which has chicken korma.
  • Turn off the gas. Cover the vessel and allow the chicken to absorb the smoky flavor along with the smoke.
  • Chicken korma is ready, take out the delicious chicken korma in a serving bowl.
  • Garnish the delicious Chicken Korma with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot chicken korma with roti, butter naan or rice.


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    Tee  Tee

    Love this recipe. Delicious!

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    Delicious chicken korma

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