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Chicken Korma

Updated on September 26, 2012
My son having a ball before his vaccinations
My son having a ball before his vaccinations

Yet another day in the life of a homemaker! Whoever said homemakers have no work should think again!!!! With washing, cleaning and taking care of kids, life can get real hectic.

Yesterday was overwhelming and exhausting,DS ’s 18 month vaccinations. Husband, son and I set out early in the morning to the hospital so that we could be one of the first people the doctor would see. Spent over half a day first waiting at the hospital to see the doctor and as luck may have it, the hospital was buzzing with activity. More than 30 babies born in the hospital had to be given their first vaccinations!!! Nurses were hustling and bustling tending to the delicate 2 day old infants. So what did we do? Walked into the hospital’s park and let our DS play with other kids. After a long wait at the hospital we headed to have lunch at a popular hangout near home, as it was my husband’s birthday.

After a heavy 5 course meal that consisted of soup, starters, rotis, biriyani, curries and finally followed by desert we left the restaurant happy and content.

Woke up this morning when my son put his hand over my face in sleep. I was taken aback as he was scorching hot. No wonder, he had had his vaccinations the previous day. The day progressed with my son getting more restless and uneasy.

With no time to cook, I went ahead and ordered for prawn fried rice and fried chicken for my son and myself. My son binges on chicken!!!

The delivery was prompt as always with Beijing and Bites a famous Chinese restaurant chain in India. However disappointment was in store for me when I tasted the fried chicken; which was uncooked and unpalatable. My son who loves chicken refused to down even a small piece of it, and I knew for sure the dish needed to be worked upon.

There was no way I was going to throw the food in the drain. So I donned my cooking apron, and got to work. I am no exceptional cook, but cook well enough to win some compliments from friends and family.

Chicken is something I have no experience cooking, so I pinged a dear friend who checked with his mom and gave me a quick fix which I am going to share with you.


½ lb chicken bone or boneless cut into large pieces

One large onion; chopped coarsely

Two tomatoes

5 cloves

3 cardamoms

Half a bay leaf

One cinnamon stick

Half a pod of garlic

A large piece of ginger

Salt to taste

1 tsp chilli powder

2 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Two tbsp oil

Method of preparation:

· Grind together the onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and spices.

· Heat one tbsp of cooking oil in a pan, pour in the ground paste.

· Add the turmeric, chilli and coriander powder into the pan and stir well.

· Add salt to taste and cook the paste for about 3 minutes before dropping in chicken pieces.

· Cook the chicken in the gravy and add vegetable stock if you do not want the curry to be too thick.

· Cover and cook for about 20 minutes on low flame till the chicken is tender.

Voila your chicken curry is ready! Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice. See the picture attached. My son simply loved it and ate double the serving he normally eats!!!!

While I just added the fried chicken to the gravy; you may add half a pound of largely cut chicken to the gravy.

You could also add coconut milk instead of vegetable stock which will give the curry a rich taste.

This delicious curryecipe takes less than 5 minutes to put on the stove, allow the curry to cook for 20 minutes while you do the dishes or sip a cuppa coffee!


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