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Mughlai Chicken Korma Curry
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Mughlai Chicken Korma Curry Recipe

Chicken made in cashew almond gravy...
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Korma
Cuisine: Mughlai
Servings: 6 -7
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 1 kg chicken washed and cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • salt - to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp extracted lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder

For the Korma Paste:

  • 1 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tbsp cashewnuts
  • 1 cup onions finely sliced
  • 1 tsp chironji seeds charoli in english


  • Firstly in a pan dry roast grated coconut, dry roast cashewnuts, almonds, chironji and rest it aside to cool.
  • In the meanwhile, heat oil in a sauce pan, add the sliced onions and fry till slight golden brown.
  • In a blender, grind and powder all the roasted ingredients which are grated coconut, almonds, cashewnuts, chironji .
  • To the blended powder add the fried onions and make a fine paste by adding little water.
  • In a separate cooking pot, heat oil, add ginger garlic paste, add the chicken pieces and roast until a change in color appears.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mix well, cover the lid and cook for few minutes.
  • Add the blended paste mix well and cook until oil appears at the sides.
  • Add few drops of water if the masala sticks to the bottom of the cooking pot.
  • Add beaten yogurt, mix well and cook until chicken gets tender.
  • Add Garam masala powder, chopped coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves and cook for few minutes.
  • Switch off the stove.
  • Lastly add lemon juice to the korma.
  • Serve hot with Naan /Pulav.



If the gravy is too thick add little water and cook.
Also be careful while cooking the masala as the masala usually sticks to the bottom.
Keep checking while the masala is cooking.
It is optional to dry roast almonds, cashewnuts and chironji.
They enhance the taste if they are added as roasted.


Calories: 510kcal
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