Friday, 28 September 2012

Chicken Korma

I am a big fan of Chef Sanjay Thumma. Most of his recipes are always with a cooking demonstration/video. This is one of the main reasons for me to like his recipes. Because instructions are very clear. There is another reason. He is a very cheerful person & therefore his cooking videos are very live & attractive.
This Chicken korma recipe is adapted from a recipe of Chef Sanjay Thumma.

Chicken Korma is a delicious Indian chicken recipe which has roots to Mughlai cuisine. The flavour of a korma is based on a mixture of spices combined with yogurt & cooked in very low temperature.
Here is the recipe for Chicken Korma.
Ingredients (for 2-3 servings)
250g Chicken
1 tbsp Cashew or poppy seeds
2 nos Green chilies (sliced)
½ cup Grated coconut
2 tbspn cooking oil
Few coriander leaves (instead I used curry leaves)
1 tspn mustard seeds
1 tspn cumin seeds
1 tspn Corriander powder
1 tspn cumin seed powder
1 cup curd/yogurt
1 medium sized onion, sliced
1 tbspn ginger garlic paste
1 tbspn pepper powder
¼ tspn turmeric
1 sprig curry leaves
Salt to taste

Clean & cut chicken into pieces. Set aside.
Grind coconut with cashew nuts or poppy seeds into a thin paste & keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan.
When oil is hot, add mustard & cumin seeds.
Then add onions & fry until golden brown.
When onions are tender, add ginger garlic paste.
Same time add sprig of curry leaves & sliced green chili.
Mix well & add coconut and cashew or poppy seed paste.
Allow to cook few seconds.
Then add curd/yogurt, cumin powder & coriander powder.
Instead of cumin powder & coriander powder, I used un-roasted Sri Lankan curry powder. It was fine.
Now add chicken pieces & mix well. Add pepper powder.
Cover with a lid & cook about 15-20 minutes in very low heat.
Once chicken is cooked well adjust salt to taste.
Finally add chopped coriander leaves & mix well. However I used chopped curry leaves.
Serve hot with rice or any roti.
This dish was really delicious.  Please check here for the Chicken Korma recipe of Chef Sanjay.


  1. Looks rich n delicious ... mouthwatering

  2. This sounds delicious! If it has chicken, poppy seed, and coconut I'm there :)

  3. This all looks so yummy! I am unfamiliar with the food from this culture, but now I really want to try it.

  4. This looks really good and I like all the ingred. that you used. I'm always looking for new ways to cook chicken so I will have to try this! Following you back via GFC. Thanks of sharing!

  5. Looks and sounds so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    Newest GFC follower here.


  6. Lovely presentation, my dear! I'm sure it goes very well with a bowl of rice.

  7. I'm following you back from
    Your blog is driving me insane now, Babe! I'm a food addict!
    This post is Awesome! I'm going to try out this recipe.

  8. Chicken korma is my favourite but I can no longer eat dairy so i never get to enjoy it ! This photo makes it look really oily though, was it very oily?
    I am currently hosting a blog hop over at my blog :-)


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