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Indian Chicken Kurma

Sarah & Safiyah
Simple and basic Indian Chicken Korma recipe that can easily be prepared with more ingredients or on its own!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Standard Blender


  • 6 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 kg Chicken cut into 12 pieces
  • 2 Big onions sliced
  • 3 Big tomatoes chopped
  • 2 Potatoes medium sized, diced
  • 150 g Coconut grated
  • 8-10 Almonds
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 4 Cardamom pods
  • 8-10 Cloves
  • 2 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander to garnish


  • Heat a pressure cooker on medium flame. Add in oil, ghee, cinnamon sticks, cardamoms, and cloves into the cooker and fry lightly
  • Add the onions and fry until they turn golden brown. Then, add chicken and ginger garlic paste
  • To the mixture add salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, and coriander powder. Stir and let cook
  • Meanwhile in a blender, add grated coconut, almonds, and tomatoes. Blend to make a paste
  • Add the paste to the mixture in the pressure cooker. Let the gravy cook for about 2 minutes and add water and the potatoes
  • Cover the pressure cooker and let the gravy cook for about 10 minutes on a medium flame
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot along with some warm parathas or ghee rice
Keyword Indian Chicken Korma