Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Murgh Shahi Korma


1 1/2 kg  Bone /Boneless Chicken
2  cup Plain Yogurt
1   tbsp Ginger Paste
1   tbsp Garlic Paste
1/2 tbsp  Red chili powder
1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
1   tbsp Garam Masala
4   tbsp  Lemon
1 inch Cinnamon stick
2  Cloves 
2 Green Cardamom
 4 Black Peppercorns
 1 big pinch Saffron threads
2-3 Green Chilli (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
1/2 cup  Oil 

For Preparing Roasted and Ground Masala

2 Onions  (finely chopped)
1/2  cup  - 8-10 Ground Almonds Powder
1/2 cup/ 8-10  Cashew nuts Powder
2 tbsp  Poppy seeds (khus khus)
2 tbsp Desiccated Coconut 

For Garnish 

Coriander (finely chopped)
Mint (finely chopped)


Wash the chicken and drain well. 

In a large non-stick saucepan/Khadhai at medium heat, Dry Roast 
poppy seeds,coconut,almond, cashew nuts 
one by one separately  for 1 minute-or till slightly darker in colour and then grind to a fine smooth paste keep aside.

Then dry roast the onion  till they are slightly soft and golden in colour and 
grind to a smooth paste.

In a Mixing blow Add raw chicken, ginger and garlic paste, red chilli powder, 
turmeric powder, green chilli, Garam masala powder,
 saffron, lemon juice,Plain Yoghurt,
 add all fine paste,coriander leaves, mint leaves and mix well.
 cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and 
leave for the Marinading for 1/2 an hours in the refrigerator.

After 1/2 an hours marination, 
In a non-stick pan add oil at medium heat.
Add cinnamon stick, cardamom,black peppercorns, Cloves 
Let it splutter and fry.

In a minute.
Add the chicken mixture into it stir fry for 5- 10 minutes.
Add  1/2 cup water leave it for low heat till the thin layer of oil appears on the bottom surface.
Now add salt to taste,stir often to prevent masala burning,if required,sprinkle a little water from time to time prevent the masala from burning.

Do not cook on a high heat,simmer heat
and  cover the pan leave till done.
Remove pan from heat .
Garnished with fresh coriander leaves and mint leaves.

serving dish with Naans,Plain rice,Bagara-khana,Paranthas.....
Enjoy It..:)


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  2. what a nice recipe..i'm going to throw a party this weekend.. this recipe is going to help me a lot..

  3. Mouthwatering korma dear...tempting clicks.

  4. Tempting"......
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  5. Lip-smacking curry :) Looks so good dear!!

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  7. I am trying out your recipe today and will blog about it @myfoodlab.com
    It looks yum and looking forward to tasting it!

  8. Tried your dish today. I must admit, it was amazing!!!!!

  9. Today i tried this recipe. It was very very tasty. My family loved it.

  10. The receipe is super cool..... I made it and it's amazing....


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