Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mughlai Chicken Korma Recipe with step by step photos

I'm a huge foodie, so i keep experimenting and try to find out new recipes. There are sometimes when i screw-up the most basic of recipes and some just turn out ot be too good. One of the recipes is Mughlai Chicken Korma, which is so rich and creamy in its texture and can be had with rice or naan. My brother liked it so that he almost finished half kilo all by himself.

Couple of tips for the chicken dish
  • I marinated this chicken in about 1 tbs of vinegar for 20 mins, coz it tenderizes the chicken and helps it cook faster.
  • Also I keep the fat on the chicken pieces because, it add more taste to the gravy. You can do the same with mutton and see the difference for yourselves.
  • Try to use freshly made ginger-garlic paste.

Allrite lets get started...

Ingredients : 

Chicken = 1 kg curry cut
Onion = 4 medium made into paste with lil water
Tomato = 2 medium chopped finely
Garlic = 1 whole made into a paste
Ginger = 1 1/2 inch made into a paste
Curd = 1/2 cup
Fresh Cream = 1/2 cup
Cooking oil = 1/2 cup

To saute : 

Black Cardamom = 2
Green Cardamom = 10-12
Cinnamon = 2
Cloves = 8-10
Whole black pepper = 1/2 tbs

Masalas :

Shahi jeera (cumin) = 1/2 tsp
Turmeric = 1/2 tsp
Red chillie powder = 1 tbs
Coriander powder = 1 tbs
Salt = as per taste
Curry powder = 1 tbs

Method : I'm just gonna post the pics so that you can see exactly how it is made.

I have peeled a whole garlic and cleaned the ginger piece and i have made a paste of it with lil water

 
The spices that i have mentioned above
The masalas that i have mentioned above
This is the paste of onion and i have added a lil water to it
Two tomatoes finely chopped
I have used amul cream and a Heritage curd
You need to take half a cup of each and mix it together
Chicken pieces cleaned and marinated with vinegar

Heat the Kadhai
Add half a cup of oil

Saute with the items mentioned above under saute
Add onion paste and cook it but no need to fry it to dark brown as it will change the color of the gravy.
Now i have added the ginger-garlic paste
After about 2-3 mins when the raw smell of onion and gg paste is gone add the chicken pieces
Fry it for a bit and later add the chopped tomatoes
Add the masalas given above the Masalas heading above
Fry the chicken for a while
Add a cup of water to the chicken
Let it cook for a while on high heat
Then cook in sim flame of the stove and let it cook for 10 mins
This is how it will look after 10 mins, now is the time to adjust the seasoning if any
Add the cream and curd mixture to the chicken and let it cook for another 10-15 min by this time the chicken would be cooked to perfection
Garnish the korma with fresh coriander leaves and enjoy it hot steaming jeera rice or naan

15 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I'm totally drooling. And you've spent so much effort taking pics at each step. A big thumbs up to you!

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  2. oh my god!!!! that looks super yummmmmmmmmm. am drooling!!!!

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  3. Those pics made me so hungry....sadly..I am a vegetarian convert..

    Nice blog..

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  4. WOW! I'm so hungry..great recipe. love the photos and the presentation!

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  5. Prachi : Thanks do try the same recipe with mushrooms, i think it will come out just fine...:;)

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  6. Hi SSG, nice blog, I am new here, loving your recipes... I am following you now :)

    Indgal

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  7. Indgal : Welcome to my blog and thanks for following...:D

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  8. oh wow looks grt and iam sure wud taste grt too.will surely try n let u know..

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  9. Vidhya : yes this does. :)).let me know the result once you make it...

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  10. Hi there, in the picture oh your spices what leaves are there, is it just basic curry leaves or bay?

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  11. What are the leafs? Curry leaf? It isn't mentioned in the ingredients.

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