Chicken Korma Tender Chicken in a Creamy Gravy

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Oct. 02, 2014

This flavorful mild gravy is made using a cashew nut paste with yogurt, cream and spices. Watch this step by step video to create this in your own home.


Whole chicken 2 Pound
For the marinade
Lemon juice 1/2 (Juice of 1/2 lemon)
Ginger garlic paste 2 Teaspoon
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
White pepper To Taste
For the gravy
Cashewnut 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , soaked in water
Melon seeds 1 Teaspoon , soaked in water (Optional)
Poppy seed 1 Teaspoon , soaked in water (Optional)
Ghee 2 Tablespoon
Green chilies 4 , slit
Cardamom 3
Cloves 6
Bay leaf 2
Yogurt 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , stirred
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
White pepper 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Heavy cream/Whipping cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/2



Soak the cashewnuts, melon and poppy seeds. Once they are well soaked and soft, blend them into a very smooth paste by adding required water

Marinate the chicken for atleast 30 min (better if marinated overnight) with the marinade ingredients.

In a pan heat the ghee, add slit green chilies, cardamom, cloves, and bay leaf.

Add the cashew paste and sauté. Add the stirred yogurt (only after the cashew paste so it does not split). Cook it for some time.

Strain the sautéed mix and reserve it.

In another pan add oil, add the marinated chicken to it, sauté it till its nice and brown.

Add the reserved gravy, mix well, Add split green chilies (optional).

Add the spices chili powder, coriander powder, garma masala, pepper, and salt. Add water as and when required.

Cook the chicken for 30 – 45 min. At the end add heavy/whipping cream to the gravy.


Serve it hot with Roti or steamed rice.

Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 440Calories from Fat 311

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g53.8%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 367 mg15.29%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 24 g48%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet