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Chicken Khorma

Posted by Annita on January 23, 2007

And now a hyderabadi spicy Chicken dish,from Nabeela’s Trial and Error.I could say,this is a guaranteed fail proof recipe,with perfect measurements.I blindly followed her recipe,even for salt and oil,and it came out excellent.Hats off to you Nabeela,this surely is a keeper.

Chicken Khorma

Here’s the recipe..


Chicken cut into small pieces – 1 lb
Sliced Onion – 1 medium
Ginger paste – 1 tsp
Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Red Chilly Powder – 3/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Yogurt – 2/3 cup
Shredded coconut – 3 tbsp
Almonds – 5
Cashewnuts – 5
Water – 1 and 1/2 cup
Salt – to taste
Oil – as needed


Grind almonds and cashewnuts into a fine powder and reserve.Dry roast coconut until medium brown color and keep it aside.Heat oil in a pan and deep fry half the sliced onion until it turns dark brown.Drain and allow it to cool.Once cooled,crumble it with your hands into a powder form and reserve it too.
Heat oil in another pan and saute rest of the onion until it turns light brown.Add salt and ginger-garlic paste and fry for few seconds.Now stir in grounded almond-cashew mixture,roasted coconut,chilly powder and turmeric powder.Add yogurt and fry for a minute.Now add the chicken pieces and fry till the mixture gets thick.

Chicken Khorma

Add water and crushed onions.Cover and cook until the chicken is done in medium heat.Increase the heat to high,sprinkle garam masala on top and cook for 1 more minute.Mix well and switch off the heat.serve with rice/roti of your choice.

Chicken Khorma

31 Responses to “Chicken Khorma”

  1. Vani said

    Wow! That looks really good, Annita! Very appetizing! :)

    Thanks Vani

  2. kajan said

    Looks totally amazing. Will definitely try it out this wkd.

    Thanks Kajan

  3. Jacob said

    nice and simple recipe. I like what you did with the puttu too!

    Thanks Jacob

  4. Nidhi said

    That chicken korma is looking very authentic and punjabi dhaba style. OH! I love it. You did a good job Annita. The pics are awesome.

    Thanks Nidhi

  5. rashmi said

    I was searching for some chicken recipe for weekend ….i am going to try it out ..looks yummy…..thanks

    Try it out and let me too know abt it,rashmi

  6. Sally said

    i tried the chickem korma today . We all liked it very much. Thank you.

    Happy to know about it,Sally..

  7. Helen said

    Which parts of chicken do you use for chicken khorma normally? Skinned? Because there are many recipes said chicken, I was thinking if I should buy whole chicken or buy chicken parts only (legs, breasts..etc). Thanks!!!

    For this dish,slightly bonned chicken is good i think.I always use chicken breasts for dishes with bones,you can use whole chicken also if you wish,but its very difficult for me to clean the whole chicken..And i always remove all the skin before cooking,as it has too much of fat.
    Hope this helps,Helen

  8. Helen said

    I tried this dish tonight and it turned out very well. But mine is more yellow color… Do you know why? Thanks for your recipe!

    Thanks for letting me about it,helen..I think yellow color might be bcoz of the turmeric powder..

  9. Deepa said

    I tried out this recipe & my boyfriend loved it!!! Thanks Annita :-)


    Thanks for letting me know about it,Deepa…Do visit me often.

  10. babita said


    i tried out this was fantastic……something different!me and my hubby loved it!!!!thanx anita

    I’m soo happy to know that,babitha..Thank you..

  11. RIA said


    I tried chicken korma last week along with chicken cutlet from Maria’s Menu. glad it came out so good.

    thanks a lot

  12. Vineetha said

    Hey Annita,
    I tried the ‘Chicken Khorma’ recipe and it turned out GREAT! I made an interesting discovery on my recent India trip.
    I was discussing your blog with my hubby’s cousin’s wife and it turns out that my hubby’s cousin is your old classmate(Ruben Thomas)He used to be in Delhi, now married and working in B’lore. What a small world!
    BTW, I really like your blog & it is fantastic that you have pictures and very simple methods of cooking!
    Keep Posting MORE!!!!

  13. Priya said

    Thanks for another wonderful recipe. We loved this chicken!!

  14. Neville said

    Hi Annita

    I was a regular reader of Nabeela’s blog and now after her return I cannot see her blog as it is only for selected readers. I am not very computer savvy and would be grateful if you could guide me as to how to be able to see Trialsnerror as it was one of my favourite sites.


    Neville,I think u need to contact nabeela and get her permission to view her blog…i dont have her id also…Sorry

  15. prerna said

    hey annita… the pics look cool..shall try it soon and let you know how it was!!!



    I’m sure u’ll love it..

  16. Elsa said

    Hey… great blog!

    I’ve started off my ventures in cooking with your recipes. Have made quite a few dishes.. everything’s turned out great by God’s grace…

    thanks to you for the flawless work:)
    God Bless You

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