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Chicken Korma
with spinach / basmati rice

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

Chicken Korma is a classic Indian curry with chicken and potatoes simmered in rich gravy. A quick spice mix infuses the dish with flavor and color, and a topping of yogurt gives it a tart, fresh finish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Indian Spice Mix:
  • Curry powder, mild - 2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric, ground (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Basmati Rice (for 2 nights):
  • Water - 3 1/2 cups
  • Rice, basmati - 2 cups
Chicken Korma:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Shallots - 2 cloves, diced
  • Ginger, fresh - 1/2 tsp, grated
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, cubed
  • Potatoes, russet - 3/4 lb, peeled and cubed
  • Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, leaves torn
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp (sub ghee)
  • Indian spice mix (ingredients listed separately) - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 1 cup
  • Coconut milk, light - 1 1/2 cups
  • Spinach, baby - 5 oz
  • Lime juice - 1 tsp
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Make rice - This makes enough for 2 nights. Fill a saucepan with water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and then add rice. Bring to a simmer, cover, turn heat down to low and cook until rice has absorbed all the liquid, 15 to 18 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make Indian spice mix - Double if making Wednesday's meal. Combine curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, salt, chili powder and cumin. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Garlic / Shallots / Ginger - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Chicken - Chop into bite-sized pieces, tenderize and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Potatoes / Cilantro - Prep as directed and store separately. If not cooking immediately, soak potatoes in water to prevent them from turning brown. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add first part of butter and then chicken to melted butter. Saute until chicken is nearly cooked through (it will finish cooking in the stock), 3 to 4 minutes. Set chicken aside and return Dutch oven to heat.
  2. Add second part of butter and then garlic, shallots and ginger to melted butter. Saute for 1 minute and then add spice mix (reserve half if doubled for Wednesday). Saute until spices are toasted and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  3. Add potatoes, stock and coconut milk and give it a stir. Place the lid on the Dutch oven and simmer until potatoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. When potatoes are tender add chicken back to pan and then stir in spinach. Continue cooking, covered, until spinach is wilted. Remove pan from heat and stir in lime juice. Taste and season with some additional salt and lime juice, if needed.
  5. If rice was made ahead, reheat in microwave (reserve half for Wednesday).
  6. Serve korma over rice with cilantro and yogurt on top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (174)
Gluten-free (12)
Paleo (19)
Vegetarian (35)

94 reviews

Very good! Doubled the spice mix, let it simmer with the lid 1/4 off to allow the curry to thicken a bit. Yogurt isn't necessary for this to be delicious but if you have it, it's a lovely addition.

By: Kayla
Posted: May 28, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I think I had too much potato, but thought it was pretty bland. Would definitely double the spices if we made it again.

By: Emily
Posted: Sep 05, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I always add extra curry & substitute the russet potatoes for sweet potatoes. This is one of our go-to meals!

By: Evan
Posted: Jul 09, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
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My first Cooksmarts meal. I substituted regular onion for shallots, small red potatoes, and cut the broth quantity significantly. It was incredibly tasty! I wasn't quite sure what to do with the yogurt at the end but once I mixed it a bit, it made the dish that much better.

By: Birma
Posted: Jun 20, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

1.5 or double he spices Thicken with corn starch Add lots of salt Possible additions: Chickpeas Cauliflower and carrots instead of potatoes Peas instead of spinach

By: Nora
Posted: May 10, 2019
Diet: Original
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Next time I would definitely add cornstarch or more yogurt to thicken it up. Very soupy.

By: Kristin
Posted: Sep 14, 2017
Diet: Original
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