Chicken Khorma

chicken khorma

This is great comfort food. It is rich, aromatic and complex. My five year old does a little dance when she knows I’m cooking it.

2 -3 lbs chicken cut into chunks (important note)
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
2/3 cup water

2 Tbsp fresh ginger root, finely chopped
2 Tbsp garlic, pressed or finely chopped (see this video for easy peeling)
4 tsp homemade garam masala
1-1/2 tsp homemade chili powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp black cumin seeds
1 tsp cardamom, crushed
2 tsp ground coriander
1-1/3 cup rich yoghurt

1. Melt butter in large saucepan and sauté onions until golden brown.
2. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl, mixing till well combined.
3. Add chicken to onions and sauté for another 5 minutes.
4. Add water and sauce to pan and stir well.
5. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is done and sauce is thick enough for your tastes.

Serve alone, or over steamed broccoli.
Serves 4-6.


Cooking yoghurt will kill the bacteria so don’t consider the yoghurt in this recipe as a probiotic.


1 Response to “Chicken Khorma”

  1. 1 Jasmine January 30, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Mmmm that does sound luscious – we had an SCD Tandoori tonight!

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