how to make chicken korma recipe

How to make chicken korma recipe

Chicken korma is basically an Indian subcontinent dish that comes in Mughlai cuisine. The chicken korma came into existence in the late 16th century and today we are going to learn how to make chicken korma recipe that is greatly famous for its wonderful taste.

A minimum of added milk that is slow cooked on moist heat bring this korma to turn out to be a perfect sauce/gravy that can be a perfect dinner for a winter night.

There are loads of spices used to make the chicken korma dish that is very tasty and delicious. The taste of the korma does the magic for anyone who is going to eat it for the first time.

There are only a few restaurants now that use the authentic method of preparing the chicken korma dish. The dish is a little expensive and not known to many the original authentic method of how to make chicken korma recipe.

I have been indulging to this special Indian cuisine for a while and keep exploring to find out the authentic method to make it.

However, the real authentic korma recipe has a different taste and it tastes deliciously flavoring when there are all the spices and ingredients used to make it.

how to make chicken korma recipe
by Swati M.

How to make chicken korma recipe

  • Course Dinner, Main Course
  • Cuisine Indian
  • Keyword How to make chicken korma recipe

A perfect thick glaze prepared with yogurt, cream, dry fruits paste, spices and stock added to the tenderized chicken makes real chicken korma dish.

If you like to eat recipe that has unbelievable tasty sauce then go ahead and learn how to make chicken korma recipe and you will be loved with this dish.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 159 kcal


  • 2 lbs or 500 gram of chicken
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin powder
  • 1 cup of thick yogurt
  • 2 medium-sized onions finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil (mustard oil preferred)
  • 4 cloves
  • 6 cloves of black pepper
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 piece of mace
  • 1 piece of nutmeg
  • 1 cup of grated coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • 10 pieces of cashews
  • 2 green chillies slit2 tablespoons of coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste


  1. Take a blender and add cloves, green cardamoms, cloves of black pepper, bay leaves, black cardamom, mace, and nutmeg. Make a fine powder of these spices and shift them to a bowl and set it aside.
  2. Use the same blender to make a fine paste of cashews and coconut. You can add a little water if required.

  3. Heat oil in a medium-sized saucepan on medium flame and add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Once they start splattering add the reserved prepared spices with the onion. Stir-fry the onions until it turns light golden brown in color or gets translucent. (Approximately 5 minutes)

  4. Add the green chilies, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, and reserved cashew-coconut paste. Mix it well.

  5. Now, add the cumin powder, yogurt and coriander powder. Turn the flame to low. Mix everything well then covers the lid and simmers for next 5 minutes. Turning the flame to low here is very necessary so the yogurt doesn't burn but added the flavor to sauce/gravy.

  6. Add the chicken pieces, black pepper powder and water depending on the consistency of your desired gravy. Give it a good mix. Now, cover the lid and simmer for next 20 minutes.

  7. If you want to save your time you can transfer everything to a pressure cooker and cook it for 4 whistles. Let the whistle come down itself the open the lid and garnish it using coriander leaves. You can also add a little cream or butter to garnish for a wonderful texture.

    Serve it hot with your favorite bread and rice of your choice.

Chicken korma is nothing but a different version of curry that is prepared using dry fruits, a lot of spices coconut milk that really has a sizzling taste and gives a magical taste when we eat.

Learning how to make chicken korma recipe is very easy but to find a really good recipe is quite difficult. If you search on Google and explore a lot of recipes websites, they left you wondering which one is a real authentic version of Indian lamb korma recipe.

But today you are in very good luck because I am going to teach you how to make chicken korma recipe that is perfectly real authentic korma version.

If you are not going to make it, it will be your mistake because this recipe for chicken korma is really tremendous and you would really fall in love with each bite you eat.

Hit enter to search or ESC to close