Friday, July 15, 2011

Chicken and Pistachio Korma

At the beginning of the year, I said that one of my goals would be to make curry from scratch. I spotted this recipe from Poh's Kitchen and thought it looks really interesting. Korma is an Indian style curry- often served thick like stew.

I love the use of pistachios in this. The nutty flavour of this is a sure winner. I didn't add cream but pour in some coconut cream instead which added another layer of creaminess to it. The other thing I did was to use a mixture of green and red chilis in this. No other reason but to fulfill my cravings for hot and spicy curry on a cold night.

Surprisingly, the curry paste was soo easy to do. Did I mention my food processor? A few blitz and the sauce was done!

Chicken and Pistachio Korma (serves 4) 
2 onions sliced
1/2 cup pistachio kernels
4 green chillies
2 red chili padi 
1-2 tablespoons of ginger minced + garlic mince
1 tablespoon of coriander powder
dash of white pepper
500 grams of chicken thigh chopped
100 grams of coconut cream
1 cup of water
1 tsp of garam masala powder

Boil onions in one cup of water, drain, cool and puree. Puree pistachios and green chilli, keeping a few nuts aside for garnish.

Heat the oil and add the onions and sauté for four minutes, do not brown. Add ginger and garlic paste. Fry for one minute and stir in coriander and pepper powders. Add pistachio and green chilli paste and cook for about a minute.
Put in the chicken with the salt and mix well. Add a little water (quarter of a cup) and cook gently until done. Add coconut and garam masala. Garnish with pistachio nuts and serve hot.



DD said...

WOW looks fantastic & flavorful!!!!
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Cath said...

Hi Daphne! Thanks for sharing, this looks awesome! I may be trying this tonight...definitely adding to my wish list.

The Sudden Cook said...

Kurma is very tasty and I have yet to learn it myself. Growing up when my mum used to make it - I knew I was in for a treat;)

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Looks delicious, my favorite korma chicken

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

i have never prepare korma chicken at home, look at your delicious korma chicken, I feel like to want to immediate cook this. Thanks for sharing.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

very cool. i have never heard of this nor had it. I like it though, it seems so fresh and delicious. The addition of the pistachios is the kicker for me!

tigerfish said...

Sure, this is good for a cold night! Anyway, even when it is summer hot now, I can't do without a little curry.

Eva said...

As a child of a Greek, I can say with some enthusiasm that pistachios are my favorite nut. This recipe sounds delicious, and so creative too! The flavors must go amazingly well together :)

Amy said...

ahh yes. I've tried this recipe. My one didn't turn out as nice as yours. it was very spicy too and I love chili's. I love the pistachio with chicken.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great, I would take all kind of curries.

lena said...

i have heard of kurma curry but have not tried that before. The addition of pistachios is not a bad idea!

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