How to make Murgh Korma -

Boneless chicken pieces cooked in rich gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Microwave Cooking Made Easy.

Main Ingredients : Boneless Chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken


Murgh Korma

Murgh Korma Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Murgh Korma Recipe

  • Boneless Chicken cut into 1 inch cubes 600 grams

  • Cashewnuts 1/2 cup

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Green cardamoms 4-5

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • White pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream 1/3 cup

  • Fresh coriander sprigs chopped a few


Step 1

Soak the cashewnuts in three quarter cup water for half an hour. Grind to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Whisk the yogurt with ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Marinate the chicken in this for half an hour. Place the oil, bayleaf, cloves and cardamoms in a microwave bowl and cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for one minute.

Step 3

Add the marinated chicken, two tablespoons water and cook, covered on Microwave HIGH (100%) for five minutes. Mix in cashewnut paste, garam masala powder and white pepper powder. Cover and cook on Microwave MEDIUM (70%) for eight minutes till chicken is tender.

Step 4

Stir in cream and serve hot garnished with coriander.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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