Chicken Curries

Spicy Chicken Korma

October 29, 2008

Rice and spicy homely chicken curry would be a comfort food for many of us. Yes last time when we were on our return journey from Sydney, I was bored of eating the restaurant food for three consecutive weeks and was longing for something that would melt in my mouth with out any fuss. When our meals arrived in the airplane, too excited to get a glimpse of what is served, I could not resist and let steam pass out of the foil, the awesome aroma of the curry wafted around and I was happy to see the delectable spicy curry served with hot piping rice. Luckily my hubby had ordered for a Hindu meal. It was finger licking and I wondered what would be the paste, well nothing came closer to my thought except korma. I googled and found a recipe quite closer to that taste.

Here is the recipe


500 to 700 grams Chicken
¾ cup yogurt
2 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 medium sized onion chopped/paste
1 tablespoon ginger paste
1 tablespoon garlic paste
½ cup coconut milk
1 table garam masala
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 table green chili crushed
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon cooking oil

Marinate chicken with ¼ cup of yogurt and salt for at least 30 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions. When they are cooked add the ginger and garlic paste. Sauté for couple of minutes and add the rest of the yogurt. Add the dry masalas, green chili paste and cook till the yogurt dries up. Grind a paste of poppy seeds with water and add to the masala. Sauté and mix the marinated chicken.

Toss on a medium fire for 5 to 7 minutes and the add coconut milk. Cover and cook on a low fire for 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked.

Serve hot with white rice or coriander rice.


Kitchen notes. Dry grind the poppy seeds and then add water to make a paste. You can add chopped pototoes . If the coconut milk is too sweet add more chilies or alternatively use coconut cream powder.

marinated chicken on charcoal grill
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  • Reply Cham October 29, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    I am gonna grab ur fork and dig right away 🙂 Very luxury look 🙂

  • Reply meeso October 29, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    That is some awesome looking chicken! I really like your new profile picture 🙂

  • Reply Divya Vikram October 29, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Looks just delicious..

  • Reply Kitchen Flavours October 29, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Soemdays ago I too made chicken khorma. Adding poppy seeds is new to me. Looks mouth watering.

  • Reply Priti October 29, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Looks nice…the name itself is so attrative…gud one dear

  • Reply Curry Leaf October 31, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog,Pearls.You have got a wonderful blog too.Bookmarked your ginger crunchies.

  • Reply Sagari October 31, 2008 at 12:24 am

    delecious korma shibani , saw your message on my blog , actually I had a misscarriage on my 5th month

  • Reply Jo October 31, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Ooohhh yum! Khorma. I haven’t had this for quite a while and had in fact bought some khorma paste over the weekend. Time to try this out!

  • Reply soma October 31, 2008 at 3:30 am

    Love the chicken when u add poppy seeds. Looks really good.

    liked ur ginger cookies too. me along with my daughter is a big fan of ginger. she will love these.


  • Reply Uma October 31, 2008 at 3:31 am

    I love all your gorgeous pictures and recipes. Awesome presentation Shibani!

  • Reply Maya October 31, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Thats a delicious looking korma, and very nicely presented :)..

  • Reply Andhra Flavors October 31, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    chicken kurma looks very tempting.

  • Reply Rico November 3, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Those close ups of the Korma are great, my daughter is here with me and she just loved your korma recipe…she wrote it down and is going to make it for her boyfriend…I made kormas before, but yours looks lovelly.

  • Reply Kevin November 5, 2008 at 4:14 am

    That chicken curry looks tasty!

  • Reply raaji November 6, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Hoo god 1 day…1 day would have made a diffrence…Know what sterday my hubby was asking me to make chicken curry in a diffrent way than what i usually make…

  • Reply plasterers bristol March 2, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    this sounds amazing, thanks for posting this.


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