Silken Splendor: Chicken Korma


Discover the delicate and creamy world of our Silken Splendor: Chicken Korma. This dish is a staple of Indian cuisine, known for its silky, rich, and mildly spiced gravy. Tender pieces of chicken are simmered in a luxurious sauce made with cream, yogurt, and a blend of fragrant spices. It's a gentle yet flavorful dish that offers a comforting and exquisite culinary experience.

Silken Splendor: Chicken Korma

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fat: 28g
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Sugar: 5g


  • Chicken Breast (boneless, skinless): 600g (1.32 lbs or 21 oz)
  • Yogurt: 200g (7 oz)
  • Heavy Cream: 150ml (5 oz)
  • Onions: 2 medium, finely chopped
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste: 2 tbsp
  • Almonds (blanched and ground): 50g (1.76 oz)
  • Garam Masala: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder: 1 tsp
  • Vegetable Oil: 3 tbsp
  • Salt: To taste
  • Water: As needed
  • Fresh Cilantro: For garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. Sauté Onions: Heat oil in a pan, cook onions until golden.
  2. Add Spices and Chicken: Add ginger-garlic paste, spices, and chicken. Cook until chicken is browned.
  3. Add Yogurt and Almonds: Lower heat. Mix in yogurt and ground almonds. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Simmer: Add water for desired consistency. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Finish with Cream: Stir in cream. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Serve: Garnish with cilantro. Serve with naan or rice.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use full-fat yogurt for a richer taste.
  • Brown the onions well for depth of flavor.
  • Stir constantly after adding yogurt to prevent curdling.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use coconut milk instead of cream?

Yes, for a dairy-free version, coconut milk is a great alternative.

Is Chicken Korma spicy?

It's mildly spiced. Adjust the heat to your preference.

Can I add vegetables to it?

Yes, potatoes or carrots make a great addition.