Chicken Korma

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Chicken Korma is a rich and flavorful Indian dish made with succulent pieces of chicken cooked in a creamy, aromatic sauce. This indulgent and comforting meal is a perfect blend of spices, nuts, and yogurt, creating a delightful balance of flavors.

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 45 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 1 Calories: Approximately 400-500 calories per serving Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. In a bowl, marinate the chicken pieces with yogurt, turmeric powder, and a pinch of salt. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  2. In a pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent.
  3. Stir in minced garlic, grated ginger, and chopped green chili. Cook for another minute until the raw smell disappears.
  4. Add ground almonds or cashews, tomato paste, ground cumin, ground coriander, and chili powder. Cook the spices for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously to avoid burning.
  5. Now, add the marinated chicken pieces to the pan and cook until they are browned on all sides.
  6. Pour water into the pan and bring it to a gentle simmer. Cover the pan and cook the chicken for about 15-20 minutes or until it's tender and fully cooked.
  7. Stir in the garam masala and season with salt according to your taste.
  8. Finally, add fresh cream or coconut milk to the chicken and mix well.
  9. Let it simmer for another 2 minutes.
  10. Garnish with chopped cilantro (coriander leaves) before serving.


  • For a more tender and juicy chicken, marinate the chicken pieces in yogurt and spices for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Adjust the level of spiciness according to your preference. You can add more or fewer chili peppers to suit your taste.
  • If you prefer a nuttier flavor, you can toast the nuts (almonds, cashews) before blending them into the sauce.

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