Chicken Korma (Chicken Curry)

Chicken Korma
Chicken Korma is Mughlai dish made up of Yoghurt and it is one of very calm and creamy recipes

This is one dish my husband always craves for ! The first time I made it for him he was head over heels in love with it :) I usually make chicken korma with khadi daal which is made of lentils and curry leaves, a combination that's made for each other.

Ingredients :
1 chicken skinned and cut into 10 pcs
1 cup fried onions
1 1/2 cups yogurt
1 tbsp ginger/garlic paste
Half tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp red chilli powder (if you want it mild or less spicy 1tsp is fine)
Half a tsp of garam masala powder
Half a tsp of black pepper powder
2 small sized cinnamon sticks
3-4 cardamoms
2 cloves
3 bay leaves
2 tbsp lemon juice
Roasted nuts ground to a powder (6 almonds, 6 peanuts, 2 tsp coconut powder and 1 tsp poppy seeds)
3 green chillies chopped
A few coriander leaves finely chopped
A few mint leaves finely chopped
Salt to taste !

Roasted Nuts

Method :
In a large mixing bowl put the chicken and add fried onions, yogurt, ginger/garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, lemon juice and salt to taste. Keep it aside for 1-2 hours !
Take a deep bottomed vessel heat half a cup of oil on medium heat and add cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and bay leaves. Now add the chicken mixture and fry well for until 10 minutes and then add 2 cups of water. Cover with lid and let it simmer , stir occasionally ! Add the powdered nuts, green chillies, coriander and mint leaves.  Now cook until the oil starts to separate , the chicken is tender and you achieve a gravy like consistency. Don't forget to check the salt.
Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and fried onions .... makes an awesome combination with Naans, matar pulao or khadi daal (my upcoming recipe)


  1. looks delicious mint is a lovely aromatic addition

  2. one of my fav chicken dish !!! looks fabulous ..

  3. im your newest follower! thanks for stopping by! looking forward to trying many of your dishes : j

  4. Mmmm....I love chicken korma! Looks delicious!

  5. Thank you everyone for the visit and the follow ! plz try my recipes and lemme know about the results ! happy eating :)

  6. Looks delicious and comforting :)

  7. yum !!!...i think i have to try this one...when you say coconut you mean coconut flour? or unsweetened dry coconut finely ground with the nuts

  8. Thanks guys !
    @Jules - i mean the dry shredded coconut that is finely ground to a powder :)

  9. Dear Aisha, marag. Recipe sounds good. The way of writing shows that you love food and you r a good cook
    God bless you . I will surely try the recipe n get back to you.

  10. Thank you so much dear! God bless you too :)

  11. Thank you so much dear! God bless you too :)

  12. Dear Aisha,

    What must be the weight of the chicken?

    This fried onion thingy .... must it be crisp onions? If yes, how does one do that? My fried onions become too oily :-(

    Can I used dried mint leaves instead of fresh leaves?



  13. Dear Aseem,
    Well im not sure about the accurate weight of the chicken but it could be around 3 lbs. Its one whole chicken cut into 12 pieces!
    The onions dont need to be crispy at all but they should be nice golden brown in color. To achieve the crispiness, you have to keep the deep fried onions aside after frying and let them cool down until they become crsip!
    I prefer using fresh mint as it gives a nice aroma to the curry!

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  14. Hi Anonymous, this dish has no tomatoes in it. However, as a variation you can add them :)


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