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Classic Chicken Korma

Snigdha's picture
Ingredients
  Chicken 1 Pound
  Onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Coconut powder 3 Tablespoon
  Cloves 5
  Long cinnamon stick 1
  Bay leaf 4
  Ginger garlic paste 2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shajeera 2 Teaspoon
  Tomatoes 2 Medium
  Cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (coriander)
  Pudina 1 Teaspoon (mint)
  Yogurt 2 Tablespoon
  Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
  Dhaniya powder 2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric To Taste
  Chilli powder To Taste
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Cut Chicken into small pieces, wash well & marinate chicken with yogurt, ginger garlic paste, salt, chilly powder & turmeric powder for half-an-hour.

Heat oil in a deep saucepan, when hot, add mustard seeds, shajeera, bayleaf, cloves & cinnamon stick & saute for 10 secs. Add onions and saute until light brown.

Add chicken pieces add cook for 5 mins.

Grind tomatoes, cilantro, mint & coconut powder into a puree

Add pureed mixture to chicken, add dhaniya powder & garam masala powder. Add little water if needed

Cook until chicken is done (Approximately about 15 minutes). Squeeze juice of half a lemon.

Serve Hot with Rice/Rotis

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Restriction: 
Halal
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday, Party
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
5
Story
Courtesy: My Mother-in-law
Subtitle: 
Chicken Korma

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7 Comments

Hyde.Ray's picture
This looks like a yummy oily curry to me. If this is side dish then I wonder how will be main dish?
Snigdha's picture
Hello Hyde...Chicken Korma is not a side dish but a Main Dish. Sorry about the mistake, I have edited it.
editor's picture
classic indeed.
nanapull's picture
What kind of oil do you use and how much? Also, what do you do with the lime?
Snigdha's picture
I alternate between Canola and Mazola Oil and sometimes Olive oil. You may use any oil according to your preference. I drizzle the lime juice on the dish before serving, to give it a tangy taste.
Khazina Waraich's picture
cocunut powder seems to be the only apparent difference between chicken korma and a regular chicken curry, is that right?
Snigdha's picture
Yes! Coconut and I also add a little ground Khuskhus/poppy seeds to the Korma. Looks like I forgot to add it in the ingredients list!