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#1 Fri 12 Oct 07 10:42am


Occupation Design, Interiors
From Warfield, Berks
Member since Fri 07 Sep 07

Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

After 20 years of trying (and I'm only 32!!) I have finally come up with a really successful chicken korma recipe. This is a cross between a few recipes I've used over the yearswith other tweaks here and there. This is the closest to my favourite curry house's version I've ever made. Let me know what you think.
I think that using ghee (as opposed to veg. oil) is important, as is pureeing the onion.

Ingredients: Chicken breast or mini breast fillets
1 heaped tablespoon of finely grated fresh ginger
3 cloves of garlic, minced
150g thick (plain) yogurt
1 dried red chilli
2 finely chopped onions
1 tbsp ghee or veg. oil
1 tbsp ground coriander
Pinch of ground black pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
75g creamed coconut
salt, to taste
2 heaped tbsps ground almonds
finely chopped Coriander Leaves, to garnish
juice of  1/2 lemon


1. Cut the chicken breasts into bite sized chunks
2. Mix the chicken with the ginger, garlic and yogurt. Cover and marinade for 12 hours or in the fridge overnight.
3. Liquidise the chopped onion and red chillies, add a little water if you need to. blend til smooth.
4. Heat the ghee/oil in a pan.
5. Add the ground coriander, ground black pepper, turmeric and garam masala and stir fry for about 1-minute over a low heat.
6. Turn up the heat, add the onion and chilli paste and stir fry for 10-minutes.
7. Add the chicken and the marinade and continue to stir fry for another 10-minutes.
8. Add the creamed coconut and enough water to *just* cover the chicken and bring to the boil, stirring until the coconut is dissolved. Stir in the ground almonds.
9. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan and simmer until the chicken is tender (30-40 minutes).
10. Remove from heat, add lemon juice and salt to taste. Mix well.

B big_smile oil some basmati rice with a cinnamon stick and saffron, drain and serve.

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#2 Fri 12 Oct 07 12:01pm


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Occupation Retired Clergy & Computer Consultant
From Bradford, West Yorks
Member since Mon 03 Jul 06

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

Yes - you have it just right - in fact, its almost exactly the recipe I use:- … 23#p191023

(BTW, Lots of good curry recioes in that thread)

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#3 Fri 12 Oct 07 5:57pm


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Occupation Experimental learning
From Surrey UK
Member since Sat 18 Aug 07

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

Geoff, your right is like your one, i should know i cook it a lot  lol

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#4 Sat 13 Oct 07 6:40am


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Occupation Chief cook and bottle washer
From Northern California
Member since Sat 10 Feb 07

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

That sounds very good and I've been dying for some Indian food lately as well.  Thanks for sharing.

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#5 Sat 13 Oct 07 2:41pm


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From Switzerland
Member since Fri 15 Apr 05

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

Oh, excellent.  Thanks.  I've been craving a korma for days and this is the excuse I need to make it!

Geoff, your thread has been invaluable - I have to thank you here too.   smile

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#6 Sun 14 Oct 07 8:42pm


Occupation Design, Interiors
From Warfield, Berks
Member since Fri 07 Sep 07

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

Geoff, where can I find your recipe thread? I'm always looking for cury tips./..

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#7 Sun 14 Oct 07 11:15pm


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From Germany
Member since Mon 13 Mar 06

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

Geoff posted the thread earlier on: … 61&p=1

And further on look at this thread: … 02&p=1

for more Indian recipes. wink

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#8 Wed 14 Nov 07 3:59pm


From The Netherlands
Member since Fri 25 Jun 04

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

I am going to cook this recipe tonight! I was actually looking for "Chicken Korma Kashmiri" which I eat at the Indian restaurant at my corner, but I have never found a recipe like that! I think this Chicken Korma is most similar to it.

In the Kashmiri there's a sort of creamy, velvet like curry taste with pineapple in it. tongue

I'll let you know how i worked out!

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#9 Sat 24 Nov 07 4:29pm


From swindon,wiltshire
Member since Wed 31 Oct 07

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

Hello tried the recipe last week very very good korma. Doesnt taste just like my local but still going to put it in my recipe book. would make again.

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#10 Sun 25 Nov 07 5:49am


Occupation being a mum!!!
From Adelaide, Australia
Member since Sun 10 Jun 07

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!


Had this last night!!! Was delicous, DH loved it!! Thankyou mrgreen

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