Chicken Korma

Meal Items

Chicken Korma with Rice/Roti and Sabzi


25g wheat flour for roti OR 25g rice
100g Vegetables for Sabzi

Chicken Korma :

100g skinless chicken thighs (cut into 2″ pieces, bone-in or boneless)
1/8 cup fresh unsweetened yogurt
Pinch turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of Oil (within daily quota)
1/3 large onion (finely chopped)
1/4 teaspoon garlic paste
1/4 teaspoon ginger paste
1/4 cinnamon stick
1 clove
1 peppercorn
1/4 piece mace
1 green​ cardamom pod (split)
1/4 teaspoons coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
pinch red chili powder
pinch nutmeg powder
1/2 tablespoons finely ground almond meal
1/2 tablespoons fresh green coriander (finely chopped)
Salt to taste


Marinate the chicken in yogurt, salt and turmeric powder for one hour.
When the chicken has marinated, heat the cooking oil, when hot, add the onions and fry till almost pale golden.
Add the ginger and garlic pastes and fry for 1 minute.
Add all the whole spices (cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, mace and cardamom pods) and fry for 1 minute, or till spices have darkened.
Now, add all the powdered spices (coriander, cumin, red chili and nutmeg) and fry till the oil begins to separate from the masala (spice mix).
Stir often to prevent burning.
Sprinkle in a little water from time to time to prevent the masala from burning.
Next, add the marinated chicken/yogurt/turmeric powder mixture and the almond meal and stir well (gravy for should be thick).
Cover and cook until the chicken is tender.
If you find the dish is getting dry or the chicken or masala is sticking to the bottom of the pan, add 1/2 cup of warm water and stir gently and thoroughly.
Cook until desired consistency.
When done, garnish with chopped fresh coriander.