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chicken korma | Indian chicken korma | chicken korma recipe

Chicken is flavoured with a wonderful aroma of whole spices the special ingredient is curd. Enjoy the dish with rice, pulkas, naan, chapati, biryani and pulao.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chicken curry, chicken korma recipe, chicken kurma recipe, chicken recipe, Indian chicken korma
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


Ingredients for chicken korma:

  • Chicken skinless - 500g
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut paste - 3/4 cup
  • Diced onions - 1 cup
  • Yogurt - 3/4 cup
  • Salt - 3 spoons
  • Oil - 1/2 cup
  • Ginger and garlic paste - 3 spoons
  • Chopped tomato - 1
  • Slit green chilli - 2
  • Water - 1/2 cup

For spice powders:

  • Garam masala Powder - 1 spoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 spoon
  • Chicken masala powder - 2 spoons

Dry spices:

  • Bay leaf - 2
  • Star anise - 1
  • Long pepper - 2
  • Cinnamon - 2
  • Cardamom - 4
  • Clove - 5


Procedure for chicken korma:

Frying spices:

  1. Heat a pan on a medium flame and add oil to the pan.
  2. Add bay leaf, star anise, long pepper, cinnamon, cardamon and cloves saute.
  3. After a minute, add chopped onions, green chillis and mix well. Close the lid for a min.
  4. Now add ginger garlic paste and add salt until the raw smell disappears. close the lid for a minute.
  5. Open the lid and add coconut paste, mix well and close lid let it fry for 2 min.
  6. Add tomatoes to the mixture and mix well. Now close the lid and let it be fried for 2 min.

Frying masala powders:

  1. Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, chicken masala mixture and mix well.

  2. Add chicken, let it fry until the chicken turns white in yoghurt.
  3. Cover and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in between if needed to prevent burning.

Adding yoghurt and preparing gravy:

  1. Stir in yoghurt and fry until it leaves the sides, add coriander leaves and salt as much as required.
  2. Pour 1/2 glass of water to make a medium consistency gravy.
  3. Close the lid till the chicken turns tender and soft and switch off the stove.
  4. Transfer chicken korma to a serving bowl.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy the delicious thick gravy chicken korma.
  6. You can enjoy this dish even with Rice and also you can taste this with Pulkas, Parathas and even with Naan.