Chicken korma

how to make chicken korma
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author The following information about this recipe was contributed by Sherly James: Recipe photo, Ingredients & Preparation.


Chicken piece : 1kg (thigh and leg pieces 15pieces)
Onion : 4 medium sized thinly sliced
Chopped ginger : 1 table spoon
Garlic : 10 cloves
Green chillie : 8nos
Cashew nuts : 50gm
KasKas / White poppy seeds : 1tsp
Coconut milk : 500 ml
Garam masala : 1/2 tsp
Chicken masala : 1/2 tsp
Coconut oil : 3tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder : 2tsp
Curry Leaves : 1 sprig
Coriander leaves : 1-2 sprig
Salt : as needed
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Chicken Korma is popular side dish (curry) in Kerala which can be served with with Appam / pathiri / bread.

Chicken Korma Preparation

  1. Soak Cashew nut and KasKas (white poppy seeds) in 1 cup of water and make it into a paste after 15 minutes.
  2. Add coconut oil in a frying pan and add sliced onion, sliced green chillies, chopped ginger, sliced garlic cloves and saute till onion becomes brownish.
  3. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and keep saute.
  4. Take it into a flat plate and let it cool. Make it into a paste in a mixer.
  5. Take a big frying pan and add the paste to it.
  6. Pour coconut milk (add 3/4th volume).
  7. Add chicken pieces into the pan and mix.
  8. Add chicken masala, garam masala, 1/2 tsp salt and cook.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Cook for 30-40 minutes.
  11. Add Cashew-nut and KasKas paste (#1) into the pan.
  12. Add remaining coconut milk and curry leaves, coriander leaves.
  13. Cover the lid and cook in medium flame.
  14. Serve it hot with Appam pathiri / bread 🙂


  • Use big pieces of chicken.

Tell me your comments if you have tried it or if you are using a different preparation.

This entry was written on March 7th, 2018 by in Non Vegetarian and tagged with , , , , , , , . Last revised on March 18th, 2018.

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  • February 22, 2016 at 1:21 pm


    i have tried the Chicken Korma and it has come out absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    • February 22, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks a lot for trying the recipe and taking time to drop a comment Ajith. Comments like your’s encourages us a lot…
      Cheers 🙂

  • February 13, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    kichen doctor thanku for your valuble recipies

    • February 22, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks Annie… Glad to know you found it useful..

  • July 18, 2014 at 4:31 am

    So the onion garlic and green chilly has to be grinded in a mixer?

  • February 8, 2014 at 12:54 am

    when you say chicken masala, what kind of masala are you referring to? pre packaged like MDH, Badhsha etc?

  • July 31, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    i tried and found excellent, tasty and recommended to my friends….

    • July 31, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      TY Shanavas for trying and recommending our recipes..

  • June 3, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Hello ! Kitchen Doctor – Thanks again for this wonderful recipe my folks simply smacked it down delectably. Sure, we are slowly but surely becoming addicts to your delicious recipes. Please. Please. keep supplying us with more such delights. Thanks again Kitchen Doctor you made our Sunday a gourmet extravaganza. This chicken korma very very awesome.

    • June 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

      @Sridhar : Thank you very much for the support.


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