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Chicken Qorma

By: tasnim of karachi, PK

Chicken Curry

Filed in Main Dishes

Serves 6 people

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In every Indian Pakistani home people do cook some traditional food and korma is one of them .


  • 1 1/2 kg chicken meat
  • 3-4 big onion
  • 3 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 -1 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp jaiphal javatri powder/ nutmeg mace powder
  •  3 green cardamoms
  • 10 whole black peppers
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • kewra / essence


  1. Chop the onions and golden brown them, take them out and keep it aside .
  2. Then in the same oil drop the cardomoms, cloves and black pepper.
  3.  Immediately add ginger-garlic paste, till the colour changes lightly. Then add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, nutmeg mace powder and salt. Add a little water and let it cook till the oil separates.
  4. Now add the chicken and cook for sometime.
  5. Grind the brown onions to a paste and add to the chicken .
  6. Beat the yogurt and add to the chicken by pouring in along the corners of the pot .
  7. Let the water dry up and if the chicken is still not tender add a little water .
  8. Add kewra and a little water, cover it and let it simmer for 10 minutes on very slow flame till the oil separates .
  9. Serve with naan.

Latest Comments

By Meghna on 11/20/2011 2:34:00 PM

Good! I tried this recipe and it came out OK. I did added 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder and used boneless skinless chicken thighs. I'm not sure if I will be making this dish again or not. Thank you!

By Ayesha khan on 8/31/2009 2:47:00 PM

hi, this was an excellent recipe ,i dont know how to cook and i followed ur recipe to the dot and the result was so good my husband very picky eater and loves ddesi food he enjoyed it so much now i make it almost every week. thanks a million tasnim.

By supriya kothari on 6/19/2009 10:01:00 PM

hi tasnim, seems to be a tasty & yimmy dish, i am goin 2 try it 2day


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