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Chicken Korma Recipe

Chicken Korma Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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."

HeatherKP User ID: 4872311 172134
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"This was my first time trying an Indian dish, and I thought it was delicious. Completely different taste than I've ever had before."

shellg8 User ID: 2727765 185319
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2010

"This recipe was too bland for me and my family. I'll increase the spices next time for a more lively taste."

lenfinger User ID: 1357210 183393
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"This recipe is out of this world! I made it along with all of the other Indian recipes in this issue, except for the carrot salad. My husband and I are hooked. He loves Indian food, and he said this recipe, along with the Minted Rice with Garbanzo Curry and the Cucmber salad are as good as anything he's ever had in any Indian restaurant. Of course, it helps that I'm a good cook!"

rburtons User ID: 4935108 101213
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"This dish was good. I didn't have any fresh tomatoes so I just used canned diced tomatoes and it worked out just fine. I need to add that it made for terrible leftovers, though. I would make this again, but not on a regular basis."

gmail1 User ID: 4830000 126271
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2010

"please use 2-3 cardamom pods instead of 3 seeds. yes,yogurt gives a very sharp and lovey sharp taste too. I created this easy method to teach the class here in Lincoln. Jemy Madhavan"

MY REVIEW User ID: 77962 167785
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"Very easy and comforting. I used more ginger and garlic than it calls for and it was excellent. Even my picky kindergartener ate it OK when he was hungry."

mjtoth User ID: 4909223 126268
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"My husband and I eat a lot of Indian food and found this recipe a bit bland. I used plain yogurt in place of the sour cream. Maybe the sour cream makes a big difference."

wendydms User ID: 4909106 183225
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"My husband and I loved this recipe. We wouldn't change a thing."

motheatre User ID: 4906449 117853
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"I have made it three times in the past month. I took it to my son and his family and now each week my grandsons call to ask me to make it again. I use more chicken than the recipe calls for."

ccswhim User ID: 3735305 102002
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"Very easy and tasty. I made a couple of changes. I didn't have fresh tomatoes so I used canned diced tomatoes and I left out the sour cream. I will make this one again"

slug9000 User ID: 3827284 186970
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2010

"This was my first attempt at Indian cooking, and it turned out nicely. I used tofu in place of chicken, and it was delicious. My only recommendation is to add the sour cream slowly and taste it as you go - otherwise, you'll get an overwhelming sour cream taste."

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