This is an Indian chicken recipe my mom makes. I love it! Serve with rice or naan bread.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook cinnamon sticks, cloves, and cardamom seeds in hot oil for three minutes. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until soft. Cut each chicken breast half into 4 pieces, and add to skillet; cook for about 5 to 8 minutes.

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  • Season with salt, red pepper flakes, coriander, and cumin. Stir in the tomato sauce and water. Continue cooking for 10 minutes.

  • Stir in buttermilk, and cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Just before serving, mix in the parsley.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; 11.7 g total fat; 90 mg cholesterol; 1060 mg sodium. 21.1 g carbohydrates; 37.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2006
First this is not a korma. That said it's a quite good tomato-based Indian dish very much like the Indian Tomato Chicken recipe on this site. (For reference this dish is faster to prepare and works better served on rice. (The other recipe works better with whole chicken breasts and without rice because it doesn't have enough sauce of proper consistency to go over rice in addition to the chicken; this one does.) Also this recipe is less healthy (but still pretty healthy).) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/22/2006
Made this for my Indian Husband and his friend one night. It was not what I expected. There was no flavor at all. it was very bland Indian food is not suppose to be bland/ Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2006
First this is not a korma. That said it's a quite good tomato-based Indian dish very much like the Indian Tomato Chicken recipe on this site. (For reference this dish is faster to prepare and works better served on rice. (The other recipe works better with whole chicken breasts and without rice because it doesn't have enough sauce of proper consistency to go over rice in addition to the chicken; this one does.) Also this recipe is less healthy (but still pretty healthy).) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/21/2006
Made this for my Indian Husband and his friend one night. It was not what I expected. There was no flavor at all. it was very bland Indian food is not suppose to be bland/ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2006
First this is not a korma. That said it's a quite good tomato-based Indian dish very much like the Indian Tomato Chicken recipe on this site. (For reference this dish is faster to prepare and works better served on rice. (The other recipe works better with whole chicken breasts and without rice because it doesn't have enough sauce of proper consistency to go over rice in addition to the chicken; this one does.) Also this recipe is less healthy (but still pretty healthy).) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2004
This was pretty easy and tasty. I made it with a friend; neither of us had ever made an Indian dish before but it turned out well (we just forgot to add the parsley). It was different from any other korma I've ever had because of the tomato sauce but that was an intersting addition. The dish might be improved by letting the chicken marinate in the sauce for a few hours before serving. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2007
Tastes good but the spices need to be doubled. Also Indian food is never garnished with parsley. Coriander leaves aka cilantro is used. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2006
Due to reviewer comments I decided to cook the dish differently to absorb more flavor. I sauteed according to instruction and cut the chicken into 2 in cubes and added tomato sauce to the crockpot. I also changed a few spices--using curry instead of cumin and cloves. After 3 hours in the crockpot I added cubed potatoes green peas carrots and the buttermilk and let that heat through for 20 min. Man this dish had some kick! The chicken was also very tender and good. I now know not to be so liberal with the spices in the crockpot. I used light sour cream and that mellowed the hot dish perfectly. I like that the lowfat buttermilk is a healthier option to coconut milk. Thanks for the recipe and reviews! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2007
"Authentic" korma or not I thought this was delicious! I wasn't sure if I was supposed to leave the whole spices in the oil during the whole cooking time or take them out before adding onion. But I left them in the whole time taking them out just before serving. And my dish had some serious kick! I doubled everything in the recipe except the chicken cause I like "saucy" dishes. I served this with steamed broccoli and it was delicious! I brought some to work today for lunch and I can't wait to heat it up. I've never cooked with buttermilk before but now it's definitely a favorite! Thank you for sharin! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/10/2009
This korma recipe is not at all tasty! It does not do any justice for the chicken korma. Pakistani food is filled with more flavor and you can taste the spices in the chicken because you marinate for literally a min! If you like this recipe and want to add a pinch of spice add some curry powder (lal mich) and you should get something than bland. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2005
My korma turned out great except that I needed to add almost twice the recommended seasonings. That could just be my taste...I agree that marinating or simmering longer improves the flavour Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2004
This is a favorite! I like to make it just with veggies for my vegetarian friends. Read More
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