Sunday, August 30, 2015


Chicken Korma Recipe  @

There are various ways to cook Chicken Korma, it can  be richer with cream / coconut or lighter without those addition.  Make it even lighter by removing the skin and trim all fats from the chicken before cutting into 10-12 pieces..

Chicken Korma Without Coconut was  a family favorite.  We love to serve this dish over Dry Fruit Naan. or  Ghee Rice / Corn Peas Pulao.  Chicken Korma has a strong Persian influence.   Traditionally chicken is braised and the sauce thickened using ground nuts.

In restaurant, it is often full of fat (cream, butter and creamed coconut). Instead I have created  a creamy texture by using low fat evaporated milk and thickening the sauce using ground almonds.

This recipe is versatile, you can use most meat, fish or vegetables instead of chicken.  Have added 2 cups of water but this is entirely up to you, this depends on how thick you want you gravy to be.

Chicken Korma Recipe  @

Yield  :   4-5  servings

1 whole chicken cut, skinned  and fat removed
1/2  cup evaporated milk
3 potatoes cut into wedges
2 big onions cut into thick slice
1 carrot cut into small pieces
2 tomatoes sliced
4 tbsp oil or ghee
cilantro for garnish
4 tablespoon korma paste
1 tsp ground white  pepper
2 in  cinnamon stick
6 cloves
salt to taste
1-2 tablespoon  lime juice

8 shallots
5  cloves garlic
1 in ginger
6 almond
4 green chili
3 tablespoon chopped cilantro


Heat oil , add the cinnamon,cloves,  fry for few seconds, add in ground ingredients,  fry until fragrant. Mix in salt and tomato, cook covered until  tomato turns soft using medium heat.

Add the  korma paste, white pepper, little water and cook until oil separates..

Add in  chicken, carrot and potato to the spices, add 2 cups water, cover pot and let it  boil.

Add  evaporated milk and  big onion  , simmer until chicken is fully cooked.

Lastly add lemon juice and more salt if needed..

Chicken Korma Recipe  @

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Motions and Emotions said...

very nicely explained

Chrissa - Physical Kitchness said...

This looks delicious! Perfect for those chilly fall days!

Beena said...

Delicious chicken curry. Love it

Ivy and Elephants said...

I'm certainly trying this! It looks so good and sounds sooo delicious!!

Carlee said...

Yum! That looks delicious. Using evaporated milk to keep it thick and creamy is a great idea!

Katerina said...

I love this healthier version of chicken korma! Looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

so lovely looking korma

Nish Kitchen said...

Love this healthy version of chicken korma. Will have to try it soon!

Jess said...

This sounds really good!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been said...

I've never heard of chicken korma before, but this sounds delicious (especially without the coconut)! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! :)

Julie said...

wow..looks tempting!!

Unknown said...

I'd never heard of chicken korma but it looks good! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!

Brian said...

Curry is a favourite in our household and any variation are worth trying, I do enjoy the coconut flavours in a korma, but that might just be the nutty nature of it, so adding the Almonds might work. Thanks for sharing

Anjali Sengar said...

Nice recipe :)

Indrani said...

Noted down.
Good presentation.

Indrani said...

Great presentation. Yumm post!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

I love chicken korma but I've never made it. Yours looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - Have a wonderful week!