Homemade Chicken Korma

Homemade Chicken Korma


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A great version of chicken korma this recipe can be prepared in less than an hour even though it uses fresh spices and herbs.


Serves: 2 

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 10 cardamom seeds
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup passata
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • handful chopped fresh parsley

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook cinnamon sticks, cloves and cardamom seeds for three minutes. Stir in onion and garlic and cook until soft.
  2. Cut each chicken breast half into 4 pieces and add to frying pan and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Season with salt, chillies, coriander and cumin. Stir in the passata and water. Continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in buttermilk, and cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Just before serving, mix in the parsley.

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Reviews (7)


Something else. Due to reviewer comments, I decided to cook the dish differently to absorb more flavour. I sauteed according to instruction and cut the chicken into 2 in cubes and added tomato sauce to the crockpot. I also changed a few spices--using curry instead of cumin and cloves. After 3 hours in the crockpot I added cubed potatoes, green peas, carrots and the buttermilk and let that heat through for 20 min. Man, this dish had some kick! The chicken was also very tender and good. I now know not to be so liberal with the spices in the crockpot. I used light sour cream and that mellowed the hot dish perfectly. I like that the lowfat buttermilk is a healthier option to coconut milk. Thanks for the recipe and reviews! - 29 Sep 2008


this is very easy and tasty, wasn't sure whether the cloves and cinnamon were supposed to be removed so i removed the cinnamon before eating but couldn't find the cloves. i used coconut milk rather than buttermilk. - 21 May 2011


Used different ingredients. This is a favourite! I like to make it just with veggies, for my vegetarian friends. - 29 Sep 2008

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