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Indian Chicken Korma

This traditional fragrant Indian dish is perfect served with chapati bread or, if you prefer, over Basmati rice.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min


3 tbsp canola oil
6 cloves garlic, finely-chopped
2 tbsp ginger, chopped
1 onion(s), chopped
3 whole cloves
3 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp garam masala
1 cinnamon stick(s)
1 tbsp coriander, ground
1 tbsp black cardamom seeds
1 tbsp paprika
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half, cut into large cubes
6 - 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into large cubes
2 cups 35% (whipping) cream
½ cup cilantro, fresh, chopped
juice of one lemon
salt, to taste
pepper, freshly ground, to taste
¼ cup almonds, sliced, blanched

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. In a large saucepan, sauté garlic cloves, ginger and onion in oil over medium-high heat for a few minutes without browning.

  2. Add all of the spices to saucepan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant.

  3. Add the cubed chicken and stir together for a few minutes.

  4. Add cream along with the salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes, until juices run clear or the internal temperature reaches 77°C (170°F).

  5. Taste and adjust seasoning.

  6. In a small, dry frying pan, cook the sliced almonds over high heat until golden, stirring with a wooden spoon. Add lemon juice and cilantro to the chicken at the last minute and serve in a shallow bowl, topped with the almonds and chapati bread on the side.

Nutrition Info

Per 240 g serving Amount
Protein25 g
Fat39 g
Saturated Fat18 g
Carbohydrate12 g
Fibre3 g
Sugar2 g
Cholesterol165 mg
Sodium200 mg
Per 240 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A35
Vitamin C20
Vitamin B637
Vitamin B1227