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Classic Chicken Korma

Snigdha's picture
  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

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: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Everyday, Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Courtesy: My Mother-in-law
Chicken Korma

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 291 Calories from Fat 152

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.1%

Saturated Fat 8.2 g41.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 61.6 mg20.5%

Sodium 288.2 mg12%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.5%

Sugars 4.2 g

Protein 21 g42.9%

Vitamin A 16.3% Vitamin C 19.9%

Calcium 9.6% Iron 12.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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!
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