forum: Food & Drink

#51 Sun 11 Apr 10 7:55pm


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From Newmarket Suffolk
Member since Sun 11 Apr 10

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

This recipe has worked absolutely perfect! i have searched and searched for korma recipes and this one is by far the best!
Thanyou very much! next i think will be chicken buhna. thumbsup

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#52 Sat 29 May 10 3:07pm


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Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

Wonderful Korma, we ALL loved it, thank you. If my fussy 9 year old daughter ate it, it must be good!!!! x yummy

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#53 Sun 18 Jul 10 2:15pm


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Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

Greetings from sunny Florida...

mmm this sounds delicious. I'm British but living in Florida and really miss the wonderful Indian food in the UK.

Question: I was at an Indian market recently and bought a bag of coconut powder.............does anyone know how to use this?


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#54 Mon 19 Jul 10 1:21pm


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From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

Hmm, I hope you tell us all about it when you find out Jo!
I have read of coconut spice powder, and coconut milk powder as well as dried coconut powder. smile

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#55 Wed 21 Jul 10 10:06am


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Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

Hi Jamie,

I tried this recipe last night and it was delicious! I also added some dried yellow raisins (and next time might add some green grapes as well) just like my local Indian restaurant does and I thought the sweetness was great. I have just one question, I used a tbsp of ground coriander as in the above recipe, but I wondered was it a typo because I thought the flavor seemed much stronger than the usual Kormas I'm used to. I was thinking that maybe it was meant to be a tsp of ground coriander instead.

Either way it was delicious and I had a very happy second half munching away beside me and going back for "seconds" all evening!

All the best - you're a star!

Claireafaye.  yummy

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#56 Sun 25 Jul 10 4:48am


From Singapore
Member since Mon 19 Jul 10

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

hi elhousemartin,
    Great recipe  wink do you think it is ok for me to share it on my blog? i'll mention that i got the recipe is from you smile clap

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#57 Thu 09 Sep 10 10:47pm


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Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

I am living in Michigan and can't find creamed coconut even in the Asian markets. Does anyone know if it is called something else over here? Is there anything I can substitute for creamed coconut in the 'Best Korma Recipe Ever".  I have been looking for a good Korma recipe for ages and think this could be the one!

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#58 Fri 10 Sep 10 12:52am


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Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

This is what you are after … ilk-sm.jpg

Though I have read that coconut cream is available in powdered forms in some countries.

If you really cant find it anywhere you can put 2 cups of dessicated coconut into the blender with 2.5 cups of hot water. Let it sit for 10 minutes then blend really well & then strain, not through cloth, just through an ordinay strainer.
Use the liquid in your curry. It wont have the exact same silky texture as coconut cream but is an ok substitute.

Last edited by frizz1974 (Fri 10 Sep 10 12:57am)

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#59 Mon 30 May 11 8:20pm


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From Germany
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Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

Yum, Yum!
Just had this a few minutes ago. It was really delicious, although I only had some Naan bread with it.

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#60 Tue 31 May 11 2:57pm


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Member since Wed 20 Feb 08

Re: Chicken Korma Recipe EVER!

elhousemartin wrote:

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.

This sounds beautiful. Im always interested in cooking curries and new recipes are always welcome. Ive  been thinking of cooking a curry for a little while now, i think this could be it. Thankyou. thumbsup    wink

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