Chicken Korma Recipe
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Chicken Korma Recipe

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“There were days, like after basketball practice, when all I wanted to do was refuel with my mother’s korma. It’s filling, spicy and delicious.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 317 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 666mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. Place potato in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the onion, cinnamon, bay leaf and cloves in oil until onion is tender. Add the chicken, garlic, curry and ginger; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, salt and potato.
  3. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from the heat; discard cinnamon, bay leaf and cloves. Stir in sour cream. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Korma in Taste of Home February/March 2010, p81

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Moonbeam81 User ID: 6987090 172139
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2014


Jodireneeg User ID: 6728175 106843
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"My picky kids loved this! Next time I won't cook the potatoes as long, they didn't hold up to mixing. I kept most everything the same, but I added diced carrots to sauté with the onion because my kids will only eat carrots if they are cooked and mixed in something, so I thought I'd add some. They cleaned their bowls!"

cebulas User ID: 1767033 183228
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"We enjoyed this, the whole spices made the dish smell great while cooking. The potato was a nice addition, it added texture to the dish. Quite tasty, and very easy to make. Family all agreed, it's a keeper!"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 186976
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"Made this a second time, but used 12 ounces of diced buttercup squash (instead of potato), which I sauted with the onion, and used canned stewed tomatoes (instead of fresh). Turned out nicely."

Sugarbearchef User ID: 4480824 117855
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"This was my first try at Indian cooking. We liked it, but more, I liked how energetic I felt after eating it! Such a good healthy dish! He was saying that he liked to eat it after playing sports, and I agree! And it smells wonderful."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 172138
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"Yum! Yum! Yum!"

charlottesumtimz User ID: 4299485 185341
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"tried this recipe, and made a few modifications. my husband and 2 small children LOVED it! Use 2 potatoes, boil them for only 5 minutes (otherwise they turn out like mashed potatoes). Use a tablespoon of curry powder. Use twice the recipe amount of minced ginger. Use twice the recipe amount of salt. Serve with Basmati rice. Dynamite!!! :)"

lmmf73 User ID: 2988177 126274
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"This is excellent comfort food. I made this for my lunch group and everyone had seconds."

sol2957 User ID: 3624817 126272
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2010

"I have made this recipe and the entire family . Gave the recipe to my sisters and they both made and loved it. It is easy and fast will be sdded to my favorites list."

Kenzr85 User ID: 5270582 186974
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"I thought this was a great recipe. Next time I make it I am going to make your curry powder, I have a feeling that would make it even better. Thanks for the recipe! Can't wait to try the rest."

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