Chicken Korma

Chicken korma is one of the very special Pakistani korma recipes. It belongs to Mughlai cuisine which uses extra ordinary spices to infuse aroma and taste in the foods. See how to make chicken qorma yourself.

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1 whole chicken (cleaned)
2 tsps poppy-seeds
10 blanched almonds
2 piece dry coconut
1 tblsp coriander seeds
4 cloves
2 large cardamoms
1" piece cinnamon stick
1 tsp cumin seeds
a large pinch each of nutmeg and mace
6 flakes garlic
2 piece ginger
2 cups curd (beaten)
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt and chilli powder to taste
1/2 cup ghee
3 large onions (minced)
8 green chillies (minced)
1/4 cup thick coconut milk
50 grams cashewnuts (fried 1 handful coriander leaves (chopped)
How to make Chicken Korma


Disjoint the chicken. Grind the poppy-seeds, almonds and coconut to a paste. Powder all the spices together. Also grind the garlic and ginger to a paste. Mix the ginger paste into the curd, along with the turmeric, salt and chilli powder. Mix into the chicken and set aside for 2 hours. Heat the ghee and fry the onions and coconut paste till golden-brown. Add the chicken, along with the curd mixture, green chillies, and all the spices (powdered together). Cover tight and cook till the chicken is almost tender. Now add the coconut milk,and continue cooking till the gravy turns dry. Remove from fire, garnish with fried cashewnuts and fresh coriander leaves

Chicken Korma is an occasional dish in Pakistan. It is served at occasions, parties and ceremonies. It uses many spices to generate the desired taste. If you want to taste chicken with curry, this recipe is for you.

Ginger garlic, fried onions, almonds, yogurt, cardamom, nutmeg and mace; all these spices make up this very special dish. Enjoy it with hot tandoori naan to enjoy it fully.

There are although, dozens of types of korma recipes such as Hyderabadi mutton korma, chicken tikka korma, vegetable korma, beef korma and lamb korma however this one has the grace; people choose it over others.

You can have it too. Try the recipe presented here by and eat it up tonight.

What is Korma food?

While making korma recipe, it would be good to know what actually korma is. So here is some basic description about korma curry.

Korma is a sort of creamy meat dish which is prepared using saffron, cardamom and several other spices. Korma was originated in the kitchens of Mughal emperors of India. 1500 A.D was the first time when korma was cooked by a cook of Mughal King Akbar. It is also believed that korma was a union of Indian and Persian cooking cuisines, introduced by Rajput employees of Jodha (Akbar's wife).

The dish was named originally 'Kurma' after the name of a prominent tribe of Rajputs. The ingredients used in original korma recipe were: mutton, yogurt, cardamom, ginger, black peppercorns and almonds.

Almonds are soaked in wate for whole night, then peeled and crushed which are then added to korma. Turmeric is also used these days in korma recipes however it's not found in the history of royal kitchens.

Posted By: Farazana Malik, Karachi

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Reviews & Comments

Chicken Korma is very tasty. It is more tasty with tandoori roti. It is favorite dish of Pakistan. It is available in many restaurants with delicious taste. I cook this Chicken Korma in home through your effort. And enjoyed very well with friends. Thank you....

  • Maliha, Multan

It is a wonderful thing with a wonderful gravy. I like kormas of all meats but my most favorite one is chicken. I also like chicken stew, chicken jalfrezi and broast. But in gravy dishes, chicken qorma' is the best. and I am learning to cook a perfect one. Soon I will be cooking it myself.

  • Annabiya, Islamabad

qorma to meri sab se ziada pasand ki dish hai . mai banati rehti hon mutton or chicken ka korma . aksar to aisa banta hai ke ghar walay ungliya chatte hi reh jate hain . jis din mai is tarhan ki koi khas dish banati hon hum tandoor se rotiyan mangwa lete han . us se to maza or do bala ho jata hai

  • ainy , khi

hmm. its the most scrumptious thing i have eaten in my life. I even don't want to have a piece of chicken in it but to enjoy its gravy. Real thick gravy is very tasteful and when I eat it with tandoori naan. ummmm! can't express the feeling :) <3

  • Meena, Karaci

oper haiderabadi qorme ki recipe bhi di hui hai or us me mutton istamal hua hai . mujhey ye puchna hai keh mutton ki chicken istamal kar sakte hain us recipe me or baki masaly same rakhen to koi farq to nhi pare ga? taste pe?

  • Shahnaz, Dubai