Murgh Korma Recipe | Indian Curried Chicken

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how to make Murgh Korma

I have concluded that “providence” is my favorite word. Through providence, wonderful and unlikely things can happen in life. That’s how I met Jeety, my friend from India. A few summers back this beautiful soul walked into my garage during my annual neighborhood yard sale and like two kindred spirits, we immediately connected. Little did I know Jeety would eventually introduce me to her version of authentic Indian food and it was Love at First Bite.

Murgh Korma Indian Curried Chicken Recipe Culinary Butterfly

J eety invited my husband and I to join her and her husband for dinner at their home so I could learn to make authentic Indian cuisine and I was up for the challenge.

Until then, I thought I was efficient in the kitchen. But this well-seasoned cook put me to shame in minutes. From Pakoras and Dhiana Chutney to Punjab Chole with Paratha Roti bread, Jeety whipped up dish after dish faster than I could take notes on my computer – and I am darn fast at typing. Finally, I gave up trying to record her steps and became a student by watching.

The fun didn’t stop there. This Murg Korma stew,  Rice Puluo , and an Indian Yogurt dish were part of this fantastic feast. The final touch to this authentic Indian meal was Gajar Halwa, a sweet, creamy carrot treat, followed by the perfect cup of black tea.  To say the food was unforgettable doesn’t express this lovely evening with friends.

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Murgh Korma Indian Curried Chicken Recipe Culinary Butterfly

As the meal ended we had the chance to learn a little about Jeety’s culture, her traditions, and hear a few heartwarming stories of her family and life in India that draws a picture of why she has such a sweet soul. I left Jeety’s home with a greater admiration for the beauty of the Indian culture and its delightful cuisine.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you’ve made it please share it with me by tagging @culinary.butterfly on Instagram or @culinarybutterfly on Pinterest, or by using the hashtag #culinarybutterfly on Facebook

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Murgh Korma - Indian Curried Chicken Yum
Cuisine India
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cuisine India
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until translucent. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger, continuing to sauté 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in chopped tomatoes, cumin, salt, coriander, red pepper, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon stick, and 1/2 cup water. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Add chicken and stir until meat is lightly coated with spices. Cover and simmer 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in 4 teaspoons yogurt. Add 1 cup of water and cardamon pods, stirring to combine. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, simmering for 10 minutes.
  6. Fold cilantro into sauce, cover, and reduce heat to low. Continue to simmer 30 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Serve hot with rice.
Recipe Notes

SUGGESTIONS:

  • You can substitute 3 cups chopped chicken tenders in place of the recommended chicken pieces.
  • Time saver: Prepare sautéed onions ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to use.

Recipe by Jeety for www.culinarybutterfly.com

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