Chicken Korma

Chicken korma is one of the most famous dishes of Pakistan. Indians too make this but with almond and other nut pastes but we make it with simple spices and yogurt. It tastes great and aromatic. Try this and make your day spicy …..

Ayesha's Kitchen


  • 1 kg chicken curry pieces
  • 4 tbspns yogurt
  • 2 onions sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn turmeric
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 – 4 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 – 4 black peppercorn
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 cinnamon piece
  • 2 drops kewra
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • ½ tspn ginger paste
  • ½ tspn garlic paste

Procedure: -Heat oil and fry onion until its brown and a bit stiff and crunchy. Take it out in a plate with a slotted spoon.

-In the same oil add ginger garlic paste, cinnamon stick, cloves, peppercorns, bay leaf, turmeric, black pepper and all other spices except garam masala and mix well. Stir frequently and don’t let the masala stick to your cooking pan’s bottom.

-Add chicken and mix well. Cook it on medium heat. When the chicken is white add water and let it come to a boil.

-Meanwhile, crush fried onion with your hands and mix with yogurt. Now add salt and garam masala.

-Now gradually introduce this mixture to the cooking mixture with continuous stirring.

-Cover with the lid and cook on low medium heat. Add kewra.

-Once the chicken is cooked and you get the consistency you want, dish it out and serve hot with tandoori or khameeri roti and salad.


Serves a family of 4.


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maria
    May 13, 2012 @ 16:06:47

    i made it today it was yummy nd i love you for this plz upload the recipe of summer desserts shakes smoothies


  2. Abid Nawaz
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 17:02:18

    i am going to make it today let see how it will 🙂


  3. abid nawaz
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 00:52:09

    i made today this qorma but i think 4 tbspn yogurt is not enough for 1 kg chicken i used 250 grams yogurt becoz i like garebi:-)
    overall it was awesome


  4. shadia
    Sep 01, 2014 @ 16:12:32

    Are you sure that corriander powder is not to be added


    • Ayesha Haq
      Sep 03, 2014 @ 15:02:40

      🙂 I dont add coriander powder to my dishes quite often because
      1. Dont like the taste
      2. Unnecessary addition – my food tastes fantastic without it so why bother!
      3. It darkens the dish and that affects the presentation.


  5. Sofia
    Oct 18, 2015 @ 05:34:54

    I made this using the exact recipe.. Just added more yogurt. Came out PERFECT!


  6. Dolly
    Aug 18, 2016 @ 14:38:10

    Is Kewra water necessary cos I don’t get it in qatar.


  7. Sofia
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 11:17:06

    Best recipe! My go-to


  8. Joanna Naim
    Mar 29, 2017 @ 12:26:59

    I love your recipe and so did my husband. Thank you for sharing! The food came out delisious. I used 1 pound of bones less chicken cut into cubes and still came out fantastic.


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