White Chicken Korma – Chicken in rich coconut milk and cashew nut gravy

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  • Yield : 500 gm
  • Servings : 5
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 45m

White Chicken Korma is a thick and creamy whitish gravy. Adding cashew nut makes the White Chicken Korma creamy and delicious. White Chicken Korma tastes great with Palappam / fermented bread with rice flour.

White Chicken korma is a dish made of coconut and cashew nut paste and yogurt to give a nice silky rich creamy gravy. This is not a spicy dish. Chicken is cooked in green chilies and pepper.

Korma is spelled as Qorma in Urdu and Kurma in Southern India.


  • Chicken - 500 gm
  • Onion - 3 medium (chopped)
  • Ginger and garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 8 nos (chopped)
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 2 tsp
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Grated coconut - 5 tsp
  • Cashew nut - 10 nos
  • Coconut oil - 4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 2 string
  • Coriander leaves - 3 stem
  • Yogurt - 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water - 2 cup


Step 1

Heat a pan add 2 tsp coconut oil add chopped onion and cook the onion till it turns golden brown in colour.

Step 2

Now add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Blend together onion, ginger and garlic paste in a mixer grinder.

Step 4

Heat a pan add 2 tsp of coconut oil, add onion, ginger garlic mix, chopped green chilies, pepper powder, garam masala, tomato and cook for 3 minutes. Add chicken, water and salt to this and cook for 10 minutes. (To prepare garam masala :- Heat a pan on medium flame and gently roast all the ingredients, such as 1 tsp of cumin seeds, 1 tsp of black cumin(shahjeera), 3/4 tsp black cardamom, 3/4 tsp of cloves and 3/4 tsp of cinnamon. When the spices are roasted turnoff the heat and allow them to cool. Grind all the ingredients together to a fine powder in a clean and dry grinder).

Step 5

Blend cashew nuts, grated coconut and yogurt to smooth paste.

Step 6

Add cashew nut, grated coconut and yogurt paste to the chicken and stir well and cook for 3 minutes.

Step 7

Finally add curry leaves and coriander powder. The dish is ready to serve.

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