5 May 2011

Indian flavored Chicken Korma with Rice

First step
prepare spice mixture of:
•             6 whole cloves
•             2tsp (teaspoons) cinnamon powder
•             6 cardamoms
•             2tsp ground cumin
•             3tsp curry powder
•             1tsp of salt
•             1tsp black peppercorns

v  Grind and mix all spices
v  before grinding the black peppercorns and cloves roast them slightly to extract the flavors

Second step
prepare before you start cooking:

•             4 cloves of garlic (peeled and chopped)
•             about 4cm of fresh ginger peeled and grated
•             3 large onions (peeled and chopped)
•             6 ripe tomatoes (dice them in small cubes)
•             800 ml of coconut milk
•             500 g chicken breast (cut them in big cubes 2cm x 2cm)
•             3tbsp (tablespoons)of sunflower oil
•             50 g of chopped cashew nuts (or any other nut)

Third step
start cooking your curry:
•             add olive oil and chicken to the hot pot and sear chicken
•             add spice mixture to the seared chicken and stir fry for 1-2 min
•             add onions and continue stir frying for 2-3 min
•             add tomatoes and let it cook for 5 min
•             add coconut milk and let the curry simmer for about 40 min
•             do not forget to stir your chicken korma every couple of minutes to avoid burning

Fourth step
start cooking your (basmati) rice:
•             you can start with preparing your rice 20 min after the curry started simmering
•             wash 200g of basmati rice (200g is enough for 2-3 people)
•             add rice wiht 400ml of hot water to the pot and cook it for 10 min
•             take rice pot from fire and cover it. leave it another 10 min covered.

Fifth step
After about 40 min of simmering your chicken korma curry the consistency of the curry sauce should be creamy. 
This is when your curry is ready to be served.

Serve rice with curry and sprinkle the chopped nuts over the curry.
You can add chili powder or pepper to spice up your dish if you prefer.

Enjoy your meal.

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