Desi Qormah Recipe

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1 medium sized Chicken
Cloves 10-12 (laung)
green Cardamoms 8-9(hari ilaichi)
whole black pepper(sabat kali mirch)1/2 tsp(Tea spoon)
Cumin seeds(sabat/safaid zeera) 1 tsp
red chili powder(pissi hui lal mirch) 1 tsp
Turmeric powder (haldi)1/2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Coriander powder(pissa hua dhania)1 tsp
2 large Onions
Garlic(lehsan) 1/2 ... NO GINGER
greek style/or any yogurt 1 cup (dahi)

How to make Desi Qormah


Peel and cut onions and garlic and chop them finely in chopper

Put them in pot and turn on the heat of stove, let it cook , it will release water.

When 1/2 of the water is dried up, add salt, red chilies, turmeric and coriander powder and mix well and let it cook until all the water dries completely.

When it is almost dried up, add good amount of oil and roast it nicely.

When it is roasted, and oil appears separately then add the cumin seeds, cloves, black pepper corns and green cardamoms and keep roasting.

When oil appears to have separated and gravy tends to stick to the bottom of the pot, add chicken, DON'T ADD WATER and cook with lid on the pot and at a low heat

As there is no water added so it may stick to the bottom of the pot, so check it and stir it once or twice after adding chicken

Now when you see that it is completely roasted, water has evaporated,chicken is tender, gravy is sticking to the bottom and oil appears to have separated, add yogurt, mix and cook covered

Cook until it gives look of qormah, oil separates

Its a very easy, quick and tasty recipe of qormah and flavor is not very strong as well.


Greek style yogurt is thick and has less water so it is preferred for making chatnies and in cooking.

NO ginger and NO water is added in this recipe.

Some people complain that when they cook meat,blood keeps on oozing from the bones/meat, so for this its important to keep the meat you want to cook; out of freezer over night.

Also while cooking meat cook it covered so that it will quickly cook from inside.

Chef Bajias Posted By: Toba Khan,

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Reviews & Comments (5)

Princess Nimra - Hydrabad Mar 19, 2014
can you plz tel me this recipe in short description or method?
Naila Sakhi - Khairpur Mar 12, 2014
Chef Bajias is my favorite, plz mjhe fish pulao bnana b bta dein
Shireen Kulsoom - Islamabad Mar 05, 2014
I want to make it but tell me how i give desi taste in it?
Dr. Kiran - Lahore Feb 26, 2014
Desi qormaa recipe.. wow! great i need it, thank u so much kfoods for this easy to make recipe
Yusra Razzaq - Lahore Feb 17, 2014
Great recipe with from Chef Bajias, I am a big fan of Chef Bajias. you done a great job for us and keep it up

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