Favourite chicken korma

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    In this mild dish, chicken is simmered in a creamy fragrant sauce with onion, garlic, ginger and cashews. Serve over basmati rice. Add more chilli or cayenne for more heat.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons cashew halves
    • 4 tablespoons boiling water
    • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 1 (1cm) piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 bay leaves, crumbled
    • 1 large onion, minced
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon garam masala
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - diced
    • 4 tablespoons passata
    • 250ml chicken stock
    • 125ml double cream
    • 125ml natural yoghurt
    • 1 teaspoon cornflour, mixed with equal parts water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Place cashews in a small bowl and pour the boiling water over nuts. Set aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
    2. Place garlic and ginger in food processor and blend until smooth; set aside.
    3. Heat oil in wok over medium heat. Cook the bay leaves in hot oil for 30 seconds. Stir in onion and cook until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Mix in garlic/ginger paste, and season with coriander, garam masala, cumin, turmeric and chilli powder. Stir in chicken and cook for about 5 minutes. Pour in passata and chicken stock. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. Meanwhile, place the cashews, along with the water in which they were soaked, and the cream and yoghurt into food processor. Process until smooth.
    5. Stir the cashew mixture into the chicken and onions. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cornflour mixture, and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes.


    Favourite chicken korma
    Favourite chicken korma

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    Made this tonight for my 5 fussy kids. They all loved it. It had more flavour than a shop brought sauce but still mild enough for the little ones. I didn't add cornflour, I just let the sauce reduce. I plan to add a little coconut next time.  -  13 Sep 2013


    Followed recipe and came out great - first time too! Will make this again!  -  26 Jun 2013


    Firstly many thanks to all who take the time to upload recipes. Just made this and to be honest was quite dissapointed. It's very bland and the ratio would need adjustment as it came out very"chickeny" with no real flavour - that said the spice and onion mix for the chicken in the first step was delicious and it's just the sauce I would not be keen on.  -  26 Oct 2009