|September 26, 2022

INDIAN CASHEW CHICKEN KORMA

Indian Cashew Chicken Korma is one of the most loved Indian curries. Korma translates to braise and can encompass varieties of this dish. The chicken korma is a mixture of sweet and spicy flavors. The blend starts with cooking chicken in yogurt and spices, adding fried chicken to the mix, and stewing in a creamy sauce consisting of cashews.

With roots planted deep within the aristocracy, Mughlai cuisine is fragrant with luxurious ingredients and exotic spices for flavor. A savory dish, Korma originated in the royal kitchen of Mughal emperors. Dating back to eras of invasion and later periods ruled by the Mughals, North Indian food has evolved into this style too - going from very spicy down to relatively mild curries with rice preparation or bread making involved.

Cashews are to be soaked in warm water for 20-30 minutes before blending until they form a creamy paste. Blended cashew nut paste is commonly found in Indian cuisine but most notably when wanting to achieve that rich and smooth consistency while also contributing a creaminess to the dish. This blended mixture creates an excellent sauce thickener while adding depth of flavor. Alternatively, blanched almonds may substitute for cashews.

Use Alcoeats Creamy Chicken Simmer Sauce Mix and get a creamy chicken base to make your meal quickly. All you need to do is mix the ingredients without collecting spices from all around and follow these simple steps - Your meal will be ready in no time.

How To Make Korma Chicken

This delightful and savory Chicken Korma brings me solace. It is a traditional mild Indian dish that's easy to make at home.

INDIAN CASHEW CHICKEN KORMA

Indian Cashew Chicken Korma will win your heart if you love Indian food. It is a delightful blend of cashew nut paste, fresh ginger, garlic, and coconut milk. Get detailed instructions from this recipe.

Print Recipe
  • Serves - 4
  • Preparation Time - 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time - 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 gms - Chopped Chicken 
  • 2 Tbsp - Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • ½ Cup - Cashew Paste
  • 2 Tbsp - Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp - Butter
  • 2 Tbsp - Alcoeats Creamy Chicken
  • 1 Tsp - Salt
  • 1 Tsp - Chopped Coriander

Method

  • Take a bowl, and fill it with the chicken pieces.
  • Add salt, ginger-garlic paste, and yogurt to the pot.
  • Mix well to coat all the chicken pieces and put them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes. If you have extra time, freeze them for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Take a large Pan, and put butter in it.
  • Sauté it on a low flame, and add the Alcoeats Creamy Chicken Simmer Sauce Mix.
  • Once there's too much butter and add the cashew paste. Mix nicely and gradually add water.
  • Drop the chicken pieces into the cooking liquid and let it simmer for about an hour on low heat.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander, and serve hot with naan or rice.

Health Benefits Of Indian Cashew Chicken Korma

DISCLAIMERThis blog does not provide you with any medical advice. It is strictly meant to be an informational and recipe blog only. Please consult your physician or medical expert on what works best for you.

  • It may prevent heart diseases - Cashews may help prevent heart diseases because of its high magnesium content. Proper magnesium intake might reduce the risk of ischemic heart disease, which occurs when the heart doesn't receive enough blood flow.
  • It might keep bones strong - Apart from protein; chicken is rich in phosphorus and calcium, two minerals that keep bones strong. It also has selenium which is beneficial for arthritis risk.
  • Helps Reduce PMS Symptoms- Magnesium, a nutrient found in chicken, may  calm the nerves during premenstrual syndrome and may combat mood swings.
  • It Might Boost immunity - Chicken soup is a home remedy for relieving colds, flu, and other common respiratory infections. The warm steam from chicken soup may help relieve nasal congestion and may prevent upper-respiratory lining invasion by bacteria that cause illness.
  • Helps build muscles - Protein has long been known for its ability to help build and maintain muscle. Chicken is a rich source of protein because it is an animal product, and thus contains more proteins and fewer fats than other food products such as vegetables or dairy products.

Summing Up On Chicken Korma Recipe

Kurma is the south Indian variation of Korma. Kurmas are typically curries with a thicker sauce than their north Indian counterparts, most often including the addition of coconut and cashews. The traditional ingredients for making Korma are yogurt, a mix of spices such as cumin and coriander, coconut milk, tomatoes, etc. The preparation starts with marinating before finally being cooked in low heat to allow the meat or vegetable time to cook all the way through.

Korma is originally an Indian dish that was first famous by Mughal emperors who added their personal touch to it because they wanted something new to serve at their royal courts. What makes it so different from other dishes? It has many layers of flavors, from butter or ghee seared onto all meats or vegetables before adding them back into a pot of melted-yogurt sauce and slow-cooking everything together for even more depth.

FAQs on Cashew Chicken Korma Recipe

Does Korma have Cashews?

The recipe for Korma paste can vary but it usually contains Cashew Nuts, which are used to add a rich taste and to thicken the sauce. Sometimes, Korma pastes will use Poppy Seeds or Coconut too.

Is chicken kurma the same as Korma? 

Kurma is a south Indian word for Korma and differs from the Mughal version in preparation methods. They are both different due to their ingredients and tastes, so one cannot compare them side-by-side.

Why does the cashew have a creamy taste? 

The high-fat content of the nut means an alternative for cheeses, peanut butter, milk, or cream.

Is chicken good for your health? 

People have been relying on this protein-rich food to maintain health. Chicken contains the amino acid tryptophan, linked to our brains' higher serotonin levels (the feel-good hormone).

What kind of food is chicken korma? 

Chicken Korma is a traditional Indian dish with bone-in chicken, spices, onion paste, yogurt, and nuts.

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