Friday, 13 May 2011

White Chicken Qorma

So I was out of tomatoes, otherwise this would have been a traditional murgh karahi. I was in no mood for a shorba.. and didnt have any bread to go with it, if I'd grilled it. Last option was to make this. This is the first time I've made it and I must say, it wont be the last :) I really enjoyed making it. I had no recipe to follow, so just went with my own imagination and Alhamdolillah, everyone was happy with the result. Have a go.. you'll like it..

This is what you need:

1 whole chicken, cut into 12 or more pieces
1 full tsp curry powder
1 and half tsp white pepper powder ( u can reduce this, I like white pepper)
1 level tsp black salt
1/2 tsp or to taste salt
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 and half tbls dessicated coconut &1 tbls white sesame seeds - ground together
1/2 cup blanched almonds, blended to a paste
4 tbls yoghurt
1 tbls cream
2 medium onions, pureed
1 large stick cinnamon
4 to 5 green cardamons
1 large bay leaf
1/2 tsp whole white cumin
2 to 3 green chillies
1 full tbls GG paste



And this is what you do with them:

1- Heat oil and fry the dry spices. Add the chicken. Let water evaporate.
2-  As soon as the onion dries up, add all the spices and saute well. You dont want the onion to get brown, just dry.. so watch the heat.

3- Add the yoghurt, cream and ground sesame and coconut
 
4- Mix well and let it cook a bit. Let the yoghurt water dry up a bit then add almond paste.Mix all in very well and keep heat on medium flame.
 
5- Keep stirring, if it gets too dry and sticks, add some water. I couldnt get all the almond out of my blender, so added water to the remains inside and blended again. I used this water whenever I needed to add some to the curry.












6- As soon as your qorma has the desired thickness remove from heat and put the green chillies on top. Cover and leave to rest for a few minutes.Then serve hot with naans or white rice.








15 comments:

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  2. Hullo Alia :)

    Thanks for being my follower :)Thank you and for sure I'll look into your blog too :)

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  3. hullo i just wanted to say u dont really use cream in white chicken qorma it just takes away the flavor of the yoghurt which is the main thing.it makes it way to rich

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  4. Thanks for your comment Anonymous. If you notice, its just ONE tablespoon of cream. Which wont really make that great a difference. Do try it, I'm sure you'll like it. As I mentioned, I didnt have a recipe, rather experimented.. which is what cooking is actually about. No hard rules :) Thanks for dropping in :)

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  5. hi ruhina
    this looks very nice, gonna try it for sure,bookmarked it
    following you gladly
    charishma
    http://cheriesstolenrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hi Charishma
    Thanks ever so much - would love to know, if you try and how it turned out for you :) Thanks for stopping by and stepping in :)

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  7. hi ruhina, what is curry powder i don:T understand plz tell me ?

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  8. Hi :) Curry powder is a mix of different spices, not too much pepper, rather more oriental in taste. I'll jot down its recipe and u can make it at home..

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  9. salam sis, mashallah lovely! I just came across your blog and i love reading already. I also have a food blog, if you like to check me out. Wassalamualaikum :)

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  10. how to make curry powder at home,please!!??

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    1. I'll put up a recipe soon. For the time being you could also use the Salan Masala mix I posted a while ago.. So sorry for such a late reply.. I havent been around in ages..

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  11. U r such amazing cook i m so lucky to find u .for the past 3 weeks i been using u blog thank u once again
    zara khan

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    1. Thank you so much Zara dear.. I'm happy to know :)

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