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.


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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 makes it way to rich

  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 :)

  5. hi ruhina
    this looks very nice, gonna try it for sure,bookmarked it
    following you gladly

  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 :)

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

  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..

  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 :)

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

    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..

  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

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


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