Chicken Korma with Potatoes

Here is the recipe of the simplest form of chicken ever, the Chicken Korma with Potatoes. I’ve shared quite a lot of chicken recipes on the blog, but most of them require some effort to go and buy the essential ingredients required for them, but this one is pretty basic.


So, whenever in doubt about what to cook, this Chicken Korma with Potatoes serves its purpose of being the simplest chicken recipe.

Follow the easy step by step process mentioned below and prepare this at home. I hope ou will love this one as well.

Preparation Time: 15-20 Minutes

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Serving: 4

Ingredients to Marinate the chicken and potato:

Ingredients Quantity
Chicken 1/2 kg
Potato 2
Curd 1 cup
Red chilly powder, lal mirch 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder, haldi 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger-garlic paste, adrak-lehsun paste 2 teaspoon
Cardamom green powder, choti elaichi powder 1/4 teaspoon
Fenugreek leaves, kasoori methi 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Ingredients for Korma:

Bay leaf 2-3
Cinnamon stick 1 inch piece
Mustard oil 1 cup
Ghee 3 tbsp
Onion 4
Red chilly powder 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish
Kewra water 1 teaspoon

Ingredients to grind:

Cumin seeds, zeera 1 teaspoon
Cloves, laung 6
Black pepper, kali mirch 1/2 teaspoon
Cardamom green, choti elaichi 3
Cardamom brown, badi elaichi 1
Coconut grated, kadduks kiya nariyal 3 tbsp
Mace, javitri 1/2 blade
Nutmeg, jaiphal 1/8 tsp
Cashew nuts, kaju 12-13
Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Tomato 1


1. Clean and wash the chicken well. Peel off the skin of potato and cut the potato into 1 inch pieces. Take the chicken and potato in a bowl and add all the ingredients given in the table “ Ingredients to Marinate the chicken and potato” mix it well. Keep it aside  for 2-3 hours for marinating.

2. Keep all the ingredients ready for grind.

3. Take all the ingredients given in the table above” Ingredients for grind” . Grind it to make the fine paste. You can add 3-4 tbsp water while grinding it to make a fine paste.

4. Heat the pressure cooker with oil and sauté with bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Then add chopped onion.

5. Fry it till onion are light golden brown in the color.

6. Then add ground paste, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt.

7. Add 1 cup water. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook it on high flame for one whistle, then keep the flame very low and cook for another 10 minutes. Switch off the flame.

8. Heat another wok with 2 tbsp oil and add marinated chicken and potato. Fry it for 6-7 minutes till oil shows separately.

9. Open the cooker and add fried chicken and ghee. Cook it on low flame for another 8-10 Minutes till oil shows separately and nice aroma comes from the spices.  Then add 1 cup water, close the lid again, and pressure cook it for one whistle on high flame, then keep the flame medium and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Switch off the flame, let the pressure settles down, Open cooker add kewra and garnish with coriander leaves.

10. Delicious Potato chicken korma is ready to serve, Serve hot with chapatti, naan or rice.

11. Enjoy!!

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