Chicken Korma

This is the first time I tried making chicken korma at home and was really satisfied. I got the recipe from a book I got from the library, 'Savouring the Spice Coast of India'. It's a great book and I'll be trying a few recipes from it. The gravy was rich and delicious, Of course you can't have something like this everyday, but its a wonderful recipe for an occasional treat.

3 tbs cashew nuts
1/4 cup fresh coconut, grated
2 tbs oil
1 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tbs ginger garlic paste
1 cup tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
2 tbs coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 - 1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
2 tbs yogurt
salt to taste
2 lbs boneless chicken thighs, cut into small pieces

Grind the coconut and cashews with little water to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown.
Add the green chillies and ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins.
Add the tomato, cilantro and the spice powders and fry till the tomato is mashed and the oil separates.
Add the yogurt and stir for a min till well blended.
Add the chicken and salt and fry for 2 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup water, bring to a boil and cover and cook on medium heat till the chicken is almost done.
Add the cashew paste and mix well. Simmer for another ten minutes.
Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves. Tastes best with rotis.

This is my entry for "
Lets go Nuts - Cashew nuts."


  1. The chicken korma looks delicious. i made the same korma from the space book but used peanuts instead cashews. i loved the book. :)

  2. Curry looks great.Loved the addition of cashew and coconut.

  3. Mmm yummy delicious chicken korma..! Original flavours, good work poorni..!

  4. Oh wow looks aromatic and flavourful...Yummy....

  5. Yummy and very rich gravy...makes me hungry!

  6. Creamy korma, I liked the color and the bite size chicken pieces... Looks yum...

  7. The gravy looks so rich and creamy, I could finish off that whole bowl :)

  8. looks yummy poornima....relatively simple also...Nice entry for the event.

  9. Beautiful, creamy and delicious korma.

  10. Hi Poornima,
    The snap looks damn tempting. Love the richness of the dish by cashews....hmmmm rightly said occassional treats are necessary.

  11. Hi there Poornima,back home ? how was the trip ?
    chicken korma looks yummy and spicy..I too have one in draft..for long now.

  12. great recipe poornima...Super click too.

  13. korma looks absolutely delectable..i will try this next w/e

  14. Wonderful,creamy korma! Looks ready for my rotis.

  15. Gravy looks rich and nice poornima..

  16. Your chicken korma looks rich n creamy!Looks soooooooo yum..

  17. The curry looks delicious and tempting. Great entry for the event :)

  18. Chicken kurma looks really rich and delicious Poornima! Thats a really nice recipe! I will try too! Thanks for sharing. :)

  19. Very inviting & delicious. Mouth watering. Perfect with rotis and rice.

  20. Chicken kurma looks rich and delicious to have them with roti or naan.

  21. This korma looks really flavourful. Yum!

  22. Kurma looks delicious...nice entry for the event

  23. wow looks so rich gravy and i can inagin that aroma which spread all over you kitchen.....

  24. Cashew chicken looks so creamy n delicious.

  25. Looks like a rich and delicious gravy-is the author's name Maya?I remember getting a similar sounding book from the library.

  26. Kurma looks creamy n delectable!


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