Mumbai Royal Chicken Korma - authentic and aromatic
This is a real Mumbai restaurant style Korma chicken curry recipe for home cooking. A tasty treat, vibrant, and is a real indulgence, fit for royalty! Make it at home in less than the time it takes your take-a-way order. We have this scrumptious dish every few weeks and it is without the heavy sweet creamy coloured restaurant korma. If you're like me, I dial-in the chilli heat with a light sprinkling of fresh green chillies and not the red chilli powder.
The critical success factor, as always, is the fresh Indian herbs and ground spices in exactly the correct proportions. As well as having the time and patience and sprinkling of culinary experience. The professional chefs herb and spices are collected up in precise proportions into a small bipins masala sachet. So, you don't have to hunt down 20 different and expensive exotic ingredients. Or in fact end up using out of date and ageing spices from the back of the cupboard.
This royal korma recipe is remarkably easy, yet full of complex layers of authentic flavours, aroma and textures of what deserves to be coined a princely korma. In short, you can recreate this professional Chef's korma cooked at home. Guaranteed not to look back the supermarket sauces or in fact the restaurant yellow korma!
(I) Sautée the onions until golden brown with the half of the crushed cardamom on gentle heat. Add the chicken, surti raja korma masala, thoroughly fold in the masala + 1 tbsp water. Cook.on gentle heat for 20 minutes in a covered pan to retain moistures and prevent drying out.
(ii) Add the coconut milk, ground almonds, remaining ground cardamom warm through for further 5 minutes.
(ii) Rest for 5 minutes, garnish with chopped coriander and toasted almond slithers.
I normally add a 2 green chillies, finely chopped for a little vibrant flavour to create a luxurious coconut almond sauce chicken korma.
Serve with plain basmati or a warm pashwari naan bread will complement the luxury royal take!
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