|September 26, 2022

The Best Authentic Chicken Korma

If you are a non-vegetarian who loves to eat authentic chicken dishes, then Chicken Korma is the recipe made for you. This recipe comes from classic Indian ingredients and spices. Firstly, the chicken is marinated in homemade korma sauce and yogurt, then quickly cooked and simmered in cream. The spicy taste is a true delight, it is fragrant, which is the dream of spicy food lovers. If you are a fan of spicy food, I believe you would want the Chicken Curry in this dish.


Recently, I tried Creamy Chicken at a restaurant for the first time and fell in love immediately. It was such a delicious experience I recently had. Unlike many Indian recipes and curries, it was not very spicy, although you can adjust it to your personal taste as I did to give it the extra kick. But speaking of taste, nothing can beat Chicken KormaBefore we proceed further with this delicious recipe, let's talk a bit about Korma.

What is Korma?

Korma is a meat and vegetables stewed in yogurt or creamy sauce. Adding a pinch of love and spices with vegetables in the water makes Korma more tempting to eat. When the mixture simmers, it turns out to be a delicious thick sauce. Korma was authentically originated in India and has spread throughout the other regions. As the saying goes, "food doesn't know any barrier or borders of countries; it just travels". So did the Korma travel, and now it is one of the popular Authentic Spicy Chicken recipes enjoyed across the globe.

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After countless efforts on this dish, finally, I cracked it – An Authentic Chicken Korma. Frankly, I have made different recipes and versions of Korma, which I like more, but I am not going elsewhere after tasting this Chicken Korma. So, if you are looking out for an authentic recipe for the dish, then this is the best chicken korma recipe out there. Let's talk about how the chicken curry is made; also, I will get you with alternative ingredients to make your recipe.

Precisely let's have a walk through the steps of making Chicken Korma:

Of course, when preparing this dish, it is easier to walk one by one as it makes the steps simpler because there is so much involved in the ingredients. But don't let that scare you; we will make this most straightforward recipe for you. 

The Steps of Chicken Korma: 

  • Making korma pasta, 
  • Soaking chicken in the mixture of sauce
  • Cooking Korma 
  • Serving after garnishing it a bit to make it look more tempting.

The secret ingredients of an authentic Chicken Korma

  • Chopped 2 pounds breast or chicken thigh of a Creamy Tuscan Chicken (boneless)  
  • Chopped ½ cup cashew nuts or almonds
  • 3 TB/sp tomato paste (optional) 
  • Chopped cloves garlic 4
  • One TB/sp ground ginger 
  • Garam masala 1 TB/sp
  • Red pepper flakes 1 TB/sp
  • Paprika 1 TB/sp 
  • Turmeric 1 TB/sp 
  • Coriander powder 1 TB/sp
  • Cardamom powder 1 TB/sp 
  • Cumin 1 TB/sp
  • Cinnamon salt and pepper, 1 TB/sp 
  • Plain yogurt/Greek yogurt 1 CUP
  • One TB/sp Olive Oil
  • Chili peppers 2-3 (As per the taste)
  • One chopped medium-sized onion, 
  • ½ cup chicken broth (or more if needed, heat it over low heat) 
  • Coconut milk or heavy cream 1 Cup,
  • Serve freshly with chopped & crushed herbs, hot red pepper flakes, and cashew nuts.

Let's start with the Creamy Chicken Korma Cooking:


First things first, make your perfect korma sauce. How? Read this Korma Paste preparation. The cashew nuts are added to a food processor and blended on pulse. Add tomato sauce, ginger, garlic, and seasonings. Add pepper & salt as per your taste and make a thick Creamy Chicken Soup out of these. Add water to make it thin if it gets too thick. After making the paste thick, mix it in a tiny bowl with the yogurt till it gets wet. 


The second step is to marinate the chicken. Next, pour the Korma sauce over the chopped chicken and stir well. Add the chicken to the Korma marinade, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, and make its flavor more delicious. You can leave it overnight to make it a deliciously authentic dish. 

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Now the third step is to cook Spicy Chicken korma. When preparing to cook, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add onions and cook with peppers. Cook for 5 minutes to soften, add chicken, and cook with the Korma sauce and chicken broth. Stir and cook for 15 minutes over the pan, add heavy cream or coconut milk, and simmer for another 10 minutes. Don't let it boil. If you want to make the flavor more robust, you can simmer for longer. I usually let it simmer for 20 minutes or longer to get more flavor. 


That's it, Garnish the Authentic Chicken Korma and serve. Garnished with freshly chopped herbs, hot red pepper flakes, and cashew nuts. You can also garnish with parsley, basil or cilantro, or any other herbs you like. If you can marinate in advance, this dish can be straightforward and used as a weekend snack. It is pretty easy to double this recipe and make large batches. I prefer freezing it, as it freezes quite well. This method is perfect for having Chicken Curry as a quick lunch meal and is an easy option during the week. Just defrost, heat, and serve.


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