Najwa's Chicken Korma

    Najwa's Chicken Korma

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    Najwa's Chicken Korma

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    50min


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    About this recipe: This is my mum's version of chicken Korma. It can be prepared in less than hour. Cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and cardamom seeds enhance the flavour of the oil in which the onions and chicken are cooked, and the sauce is seasoned with ground cumin and coriander.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 2 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 4 cinnamon sticks
    • 10 whole cloves
    • 10 cardamom seeds
    • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 120ml (1/2 cup) tomato sauce
    • 120ml (1/2 cup) warm water
    • 120ml (1/2 cup) buttermilk
    • handful chopped fresh parsley

    Directions
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook cinnamon sticks, cloves and cardamom seeds for three minutes. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until soft.
    2. Cut each chicken breast half into 4 pieces, and add to frying pan and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes.
    3. Season with salt, chillies, coriander and cumin. Stir in the tomato sauce and water. Continue cooking for 10 minutes.
    4. Stir in buttermilk, and cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Just before serving, mix in the parsley.
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    Made this for my Indian Husband and his friend one night. It was not what I expected. There was no flavor at all. it was very bland, Indian food is not suppose to be bland/  -  21 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    First, this is not a korma. That said, it's a quite good tomato-based Indian dish, very much like the Indian Tomato Chicken recipe on this site. (For reference, this dish is faster to prepare and works better served on rice. (The other recipe works better with whole chicken breasts and without rice because it doesn't have enough sauce of proper consistency to go over rice in addition to the chicken; this one does.) Also, this recipe is less healthy (but still pretty healthy).)  -  14 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    This was pretty easy and tasty. I made it with a friend; neither of us had ever made an Indian dish before but it turned out well (we just forgot to add the parsley). It was different from any other korma I've ever had because of the tomato sauce, but that was an intersting addition. The dish might be improved by letting the chicken marinate in the sauce for a few hours before serving.  -  13 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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