White Chicken Qorma

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Average: 4.8 (6 votes)
Servings 
Serves 2-3

Chicken Qorma (also known as Korma) is a luxurious and delicious dish that is really easy to prepare and makes a delightful change from the regular reddish curries! Love it with Rice and Naan. Finger-licking goodness!

Ingredients
2
boneless chicken breasts, cubed
(about 250-300gm)
1/2 tsp.
whole cumin seeds
1
cinnamon stick
2
cardamom pods
1
medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp.
garlic paste
1 tsp.
ginger paste
1/2 cup
sour cream or yoghurt
(I prefer sour cream)
1/2 cup
coconut milk
2 tbsp.
oil
1
green chilli
1/4 cup
coriander leaves, chopped
1 tsp.
flour/corn flour
salt to taste
juice of half a lemon
almonds for garnishing
(optional)
Ingredients for marinade
1 tsp.
turmeric powder
1 tsp.
coriander powder
1 tsp.
red chilli flakes
1/2 tsp.
cumin powder
1/4 tsp.
garlic paste
1 tbsp.
oil
Instructions 

Marinate the chicken in the 'Ingredients for Marinade' for a few hours, preferably overnight.

Do not add any red chili powder to this dish as it will change the color of the curry. For extra spice, use red chili flakes, green chilies or pepper powder.

Add oil in your pan, followed by the whole spices (cumin, cardamom, cinnamon). Let them splutter then add the chopped onions and fry until slightly golden, then add the ginger and garlic pastes. Fry for a minute, then add the chicken and increase the heat to medium high. Fry for about 5 minutes until chicken turns white, then slowly add the sour cream/yoghurt and the coconut milk. Stir well and lower the heat to low, cover the pan and let these simmer for 10mins, giving a stir every now and then.

Check the gravy, if you feel you prefer it with a bit extra gravy, then add as much water as you need, and then mix the 1 tsp. of flour/corn flour with a bit of water and add it to the dish. This will help thicken the gravy slightly. Add the slit green chili. Continue to simmer for another 10-15 minutes.

Once the chicken is nice and tender, turn off the heat, then add the chopped coriander, salt and lemon juice. If you notice, the salt is added right at the end, this helps keep the chicken very moist, flavorful and tender. If you add the salt too early, the chicken pieces will be dry and rubbery.

Give the chicken about 5 minutes to let the flavors infuse before serving, you can garnish with some almonds if you like. Serve with rice and naan! :)

 

Comments

Made this curry today and needless to say it was just perfect!!

Same as Zeenat! Learned about your blog through another person and made this recipe to try out how it turns out and it was simply AWESOME!!! I did use one chicken so I put in 1 cup of yogurt and 1 cup of coconut milk accordingly.
JazakAllah for such a yummy and easy recipe :)

hi fauzia,

sorry if it's a stupid question, but when we marinate the chicken do we keep it in the fridge or outside? pl reply asap, want to make this tomorrow..

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Hi, best to refrigerate.

asalam,
Can this recipe be done with beef as well?

thanks so much

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes you can...boil the beef beforehand.

asalam,
is this fine with beef as well?

thanks so much

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes it should be fine. Boil the beef before using in the recipe. :)

This was really good. I usually don't like curry with coconut oil but this turned out really well. Definitely a keeper!

Aoa. please tell me how to prepare coconut milk?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Either buy the ready made version that comes in a can, or grate fresh coconut and squeeze out the milk by adding a bit of warm water to the grated coconut and squeezing through a cloth or sieve.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Not sure what pakeeza yoghurt is. If it is a plain yoghurt then yes.

can we use pakeeza yogurt?

Assalam, can you please tell me which measurement you use for 1 cup, is it the one equivalent to 8oz?

Assalam fauzia,how can i make this with mutton?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam. Have never tried this with mutton, sorry!

I also want know....should i marinate the mutton for few hours after boiling it?

salam. what can be used instead of coconut milk?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Coconut milk gives a good flavour. You can maybe use cream in it's place.

Followed the recipe, turned out nice.thanks

Salam, can I use chilly powder instead of chilly flakes for marination.will the taste vary

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes that is ok.

Can I use chicken with bones

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

Approx how many people would this feed?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

It will serve 2-3

Turned out wonderful! Dumb question: where is the rating button on the page?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

It is right below the pics (the stars). Thanks. :)

Thanks Fauzia! This recipe is truly a keeper. May I suggest to specify how many ppl a
would serve for all your recipes? Some of your recipes already state this information while others don't.
Also: to make this qorma using boned chicken, would you suggest same measurements for a full chicken cut into 8-10 pieces? Can I double the measurements for more gravy?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Thanks! Yes I am slowly including that information in my older recipes (the newer ones all have it). And yes for a boned chicken you would need to double the ingredients as this recipe is for a small amount of boneless chicken, serves 2-3.

Cndu's picture

appa ashalam walekum,,hope u doin grt....wat if i escape d coconut milk?can i stil try dis receipe..plz reply soon

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, you can but the result will be slightly different.

Salaam, MashaaAllah, this recipe tasted wonderful. I just wanted to ask if u could use cream in this recipe to give it a more creamy taste. Could I use double cream, and if so would I still add the yoghurt and coconut milk?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thank you! Use the cream in place of the coconut milk, but add it in just before the last 5-10 minutes of simmering. :)

Noor's picture

Salaams...I tried this and I used chicken with bones and youghart. ..but as soon as I added youghart in it got spoiled..pls help so next time I get it right in sha allah...thanks!.:)

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, what do you mean by it got spoiled?

Hi..what can be use instead of coconut milk? Waiting for your response.thanks

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, you could use cooking/fresh/single cream. :)

Will this dish be equally good with chicken on bones?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes it will. :)

I have never used coconut in a recipe I'm a bit worried. Will it have a strong taste of coconut??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

It should be just fine, but you can use cooking cream in place of coconut if you want.

For 1 kg chicken do I need to double the ingredients or more?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

The recipe is for about 250-300gm of chicken so you will need to make at least 3 times the amount.

Thanks :)

Asalam alikum i just tried the reciepe it turn out so well please let me know if the normal chicken qorma is also prepared same just need to exclude coconut and corn flour right? Aur please let lnow the receipe for chicken qorma normal receipe

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, do you mean red chicken qorma? It's a little bit different but I will be adding a recipe for that inshaAllah soon, keep checking in! :)

Oh thank you

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