Chicken Korma

I have never loved Korma and have always passed over it.But this recipe has given a new love for Korma’s.This very creamy and absolutely mouth watering dish is great with bread,Idiyappam,Idli you name it!Yumm!

To Cook:
1/2 kg chicken
1 tbsp gg paste
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 cup thin coconut milk(1/2 cup thick coconut milk+1/2 cup water)
1 cup ground coconut(optional,if need be ,add to thicken the gravy )
4 chillies
1 onion
1 tomato
1in cinamon,
2 cloves
2 Elachi
1 Bay leaf

To Grind
4 green chillies
1 1/2 tsp poppy seeds & 10 cashews or
20 cashews
1 1/2 tsp cumin seed pwder
1 1/2 tsp fennel powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • Grind all the TO GRIND  ingredients into a coarse paste and set aside.
  • In a cooker heat oil,add cinnamon,cloves,Elachi and Bay leaf saute for a minute.
  • Add onions and sauté until tender
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook  for 3-5 mins or until raw smell disappears.
  • Add green chillies and tomatoes ,cook until well cooked.
  • Add Chicken and allow to cook for 5- 10 minutes
  • Add the thin milk and ground spice paste  ,cover and cook for 10 minutes.Switch of the flame,allow pressure to escape.
  • Add the thick milk and optional ground coconut,bring to boil and switch of the flame.
  • Add coriander leaves to garnish.