Friday, December 6, 2013

Chicken Korma / Shahi Chicken Korma/ Mughlai Cuisine - Guest Post for Abbe's Cooking Antics

Chicken Korma is a yummy Mughlai style chicken curry with in a cream or nut based based gravy.

This is a Guest Post for my friend Abbe from Abbe's Cooking Antics.I met this awesome blogger through Tastespotting. For those of you who don't know about Abbe I would say please visit her space but not when u are hungry cause she has some of the best food I have seen in blogosphere.U know not itty bitty ones but real hardy meal the kind that fills your heart. ...Easy weeknight dinners are always featured there one pots,casseroles,soups u name it.They look so delectable and sumptuous that the foodie in me simply grumbles for not getting to try it.
I wanted to cook something for Abbe which she could easily try at home that did not have too many steps and ingredients. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ..

Chicken thighs- 6 pieces( cut into 4)
Chili powder-1 tsp +1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp (or to taste)
 Marinate the chicken pieces and keep aside for 40 minutes-1 hr or refrigerate overnight 

Onion - 1 1/2 sliced finely
Tomato paste- 1 1/2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chili -1 
Heat 2- 3 tsp of cooking oil in a pan and saute onions ginger garlic paste and green chili in 1 tsp oil till onion is translucent then add tomato paste and 1/2 glass water let it simmer till all the water dries up.Do it on low flame. When cool grind to paste.

Dry roasting: ( Masala Powder) (If you prefer milder version use only as required)
Coriander seeds- 11/2 tsp
poppy seeds- 1 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cumin -1/4 tsp
Whole red chili- 1
Cloves- 3
Cardamom- 1
Cinnamon- 1 small piece
Heat an empty pan on very low flame and dry roast the masalas in it.When the poppy and coriander begins to slightly change color remove ,cool then powder it.

For seasoning:
Heavy cream/ fresh cream -1/3 cup
Coriander leaves- head of 6-7 strands chopped


1.When everything is ready dump the chicken ,onion paste and the masala powder into the pressure cooker, mix and cook on lowest flame for first 10 minutes loosely covered. Let it simmer for another 20 minutes adding 1 glass water (enough to cover and cook).Finally raise the heat and allow  1 whistle to come(optional).I do this as I like the meat really tender.
2. Let the pressure come down when u open the pressure cooker add 1/3 cup fresh cream and sprinkle with coriander leaves.Serve hot.
Serving suggestion - Goes well with plain cooked Basmathi rice, chapattis or any flat bread u like.Serve a raita / Salad along with it.
Note :
If you are using a regular pot for cooking then cook on a low flame until the chicken is cooked well and the gravy has reduced enough. 
Dry roasting of masala is done to warm up all the aromas in the spices.Do not add any oil to do this 

Hope to heaar from u.


  1. Lovely guest post Meena...mouthwatering...will hop over to Abbe's space for the recipe

  2. delectable korma,looks beautiful :-)

  3. What coincidence even I had a gesust post published last night :)) this curry liooks delicious and awesome photos.. Hoping over for the recipes :)

    1. Ya I am coming from ur space chukka looks so delectable.U know how much I love chicken may be I will try it that.

      Thank you so much dear.

  4. Wow! It looks so creamy and delicious! I will definitely make chicken korma now! :D

  5. Tempting all the way. The color of the dish simply says how delicious the korma will be. Heading on to the other side now.

  6. Wow .. Chicken korma looks really delicious ...
    Event announcement -let's cook for Christmas

  7. mouthwatering and chicken is my most favorite.super click

  8. As usual it looks so delicious..nothing to tell more you are a wonderful cook and photographer..Really your blog always looks so fresh

  9. Meena!!!!The curry as well as the snaps look delicious !!!!!!!!!

  10. This looks so delicious! off to her blog :)

  11. read the post at abbe's space... the korma looks so good, dear... love the color...

  12. Hey I don't know how I missed this wonderful post. Mouth watering chicken korma

  13. Mouth watering!!!!!

  14. What a lovely looking curry! Meena, each time I visit your blog site I am amazed by the speed your photography skills are growing. I am envious :-P

  15. He hee ..thank you so much Taruna.:)

  16. I am coming from Abbe's blog. What a gorgeous, must-have chicken dish, Meena! Indian cuisine is one of two of my favorite Asian cuisines.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by my space Denise.

  17. delicious korma n wonderful post from Abbe!!!

  18. Lovely delicious chicken curry Meena, awesome clicks, adipoli.

  19. This recipe is as similar as which i eat in an Indian restaurent in Calgary, my experience is awesome, Thanks for giving such a wonderful knowledge about it, now i am going to cook at home with the help of your blog. Thank you.


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