June 12, 2013

Korma Chicken




             I always wondered how people have patience to read books - fiction, comics, thriller etc. I can never imagine myself completing a book, they are good sleeping medicines for me. My hubby goes to library for his books and I was only accompanying to make my daughter play in the children's place. Thanks to my blog because today I am reading books - yes cook books. Now I understand that books can be interesting too :).




              I got this book thinking it might contain some recipes for making wine at home but ended up in knowing more about which wine to pair with which food. This book had many recipes too. "Korma" is one such recipe I saw and I loved it. We can use Chicken, Lamb or Beef for this recipe. This is the first time am cooking chicken completely in yogurt. The recipe is interesting and I'm sure its worth trying. A mild curry with a spectrum of spices. You would get the best results if you soak chicken overnight. I had to make minor changes with curry powders and the usage of ghee. Thanks to the authors Patricia Guy and Edwin Soon for their lovely book "Wine with Asian Food". By the way, they had paired this recipe with the red wine "Merlot".


Ingredients:

For Marination:
Chicken - 1lb or 500 grams (cut to required size)
Homemade curd / Yogurt - 1-1/2 cups
Ginger garlic paste - 1-1/2 teaspoons
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cardamons - 2 no's (crushed)
Cloves - 4 no's (Crushed)
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon

For Curry:
Onion - 1-1/2 cups(chopped finely)
Garlic - 1 tablespoon (chopped finely)
Turmeric powder - 2 teaspoons
Coriander powder - 1-1/2 tablespoons
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Ghee - 1 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Cilantro - Half-hand full finely chopped

Method:

For Marination:
  • In a bowl add a tablespoon of oil, ginger garlic paste and mix well. Add chicken to it and brush the ginger mixture all over chicken.


  • In another bowl mix curd with Cinnamon powder, Cardamons, Cloves, Salt and add the chicken. Stir well to coat, cover it and refrigerate overnight.



For Curry:
  • Heat oil in a pan, add garlic, saute. Add onion and saute to golden brown.


  • Add turmeric and coriander powder and saute for a minute.


  • Add soaked chicken and the curd mixture. Cover and cook until chicken is tender cooked.


  • Check for salt. Add garam masala and cilantro, stir and switch off.


  • Serve with rice or roti. 




54 comments:

  1. I too love reading cook books n love go try new recipes from it :)
    Korma Chicken sounds interesting n delicious too, perfect with rotis..will try it sometime! Thanks for sharing Divya!

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  2. Chicken Korma is looking delicious.See there are so many benefits of going to library it keeps the whole family happy:))

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    1. Absolutely true...library is making our family happy...Thank you meena

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  3. creamy chicken korma..love to have it with my chappathi::)

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  4. pls dont talk about cookbooks... i've a truckload at home, some which i've n't even touched and still keep hunting around for more when i go out... hehe... the korma looks delicious... :)

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  5. Mouthwatering chicken korma. My favorite.

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  6. I love to read books Divya, nice that u have started to read books...
    Chicken korma looks very lovely and interesting...
    Thanks for sharing...

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  7. I read but not not the fictions and story books. Gave up long time ago. Now am happy with female magazines and of course books related to food.

    Nice korma, different and unique from the ones I made. I learned a new method of making korma and it will be the next take. Beautiful combo of spices which has sprung an inviting thick korma.

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    1. true am like you...family magazines are my most fav...thank you nava

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  8. Delicious chicken dear...Bookmarking this...

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  9. Would be great for parottas.. nice one

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  10. super oppol ...:)keep going :)
    u read books n giv a try at home and most importantly post it here,
    so that its easy 4 me to take recipes 4m u :)
    hehe :)

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  11. Cookbooks are something I love to read :). This korma luks very inviting Divya !

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  13. Korma looks awesome ! I've only recently started looking into cookbooks and i totally agree with u,they can be as addictive as novels :)

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  15. Delicious kozhi korma.You made it very nice, keep reading cook books that helps to learn of lot small things.

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  17. Haha.. Cookbooks made u get interested to books eh?? Good :) Like u, me too an ardent chicken lover.. So bookmarked the recipe !! Will try out soon..

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  18. Wow..I so want that right now..it looks yum..

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  20. Korma chicken looks absolutely delicious and am sure it tastes great too.. Loved it Divya :-)

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  21. LOL...I agree with you. I don't read fiction or novels. They put me to sleep faster than sleep pills. :P But I do read recipe books like novels. hehehe...This Korma Chicken sounds interesting and delicious. Can't wait to give this a try.

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    1. hey welcome to club of "Bookreaders for sleep"...would love to hear after your try amy...thank you

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  22. o god, such a delicious korma, Divya, am just drooling here..

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  23. Though I love reading books I don't find time to read anymore. It has been a while since I read a nail bitting novel which makes me sit on the edge of a seat and stay up all night so that I can finish it.

    Korma looks delicious.

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