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.