Chicken Qorma Recipe – Easy and Quick Cooking Guide

Written by Mona Hadi Naeem
7 · 22 · 17
Chicken Qorma Recipe - Easy and Quick Cooking Guide

Chicken Qorma is a Pakistani specialty. Qorma is another traditional dish from India and Pakistan. You can explore making it with chicken, mutton or beef cubes. This is a very hearty dish and usually cooked on special occasions like parties, weddings, engagements or get together one-dish parties. It is the main course dish served with either home cooked bread or brick oven baked bread. It is a very popular dish, and you can find many variations of this dish in the Indo Pak regions.

If you are looking for a mouthwatering native Pakistani recipe too, then start with this one right here.

Ingredients for Chicken Qorma

Here’s what you need:

  • Chicken 1/2 kg
  • 2 medium onions (slice them and fry till golden brown)
  • Yogurt 1/2 cup
  • Salt 1 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
  • Green cardamom 3-4
  • Cloves (or long in Urdu) 3-4
  • Oil 1/2 cup (for frying onions and then same oil will be used in Qorma)
  • Ginger and garlic paste 1 table spoon


Making Chicken Qorma involve seven simple steps, which are as follows:

  • Step 1: In a pot, fry onions until golden brown, drain them and take them out, and spread on paper.
  • Step 2: In a small bowl beat yogurt, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.
  • Step 3: In the oil add green cardamom and cloves, and fry for 1 min now add ginger and garlic paste and sauté for 3 to 4 mins.
  • Step 4: Add yogurt and sauté until oil separates now add in chicken and sauté well for 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Step 5: Now, crush your browned onions and add them in the chicken continue to cook for two more minutes.
  • Step 6: Then add nearly a glass of water cover and cook until the chicken is well done.
  • Step 7: Garnish and serve.

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Recipe by Guest Blogger: Juveria Jabeen Zubair.

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