Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a wonderful chicken recipe I got from my mother. It is Indian-based, you can add more spices if you like.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat, and add cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
  2. When the aroma is released, reduce heat, and add the onion and garlic, cook until onion is softened.
  3. Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes, then add salt, ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, ground cloves and hot pepper.
  4. Mix well so the spices cover the chicken.
  5. Add tomato sauce and water, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Add buttermilk, ground cumin and coriander, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with rice or naan bread.


Most Helpful

This was delicious! I don't have much experience with cooking Indian food, but this was not difficult to prepare. I didn't have any buttermilk, so substituted yogurt and it worked well. -Chris

Christine Farrar January 17, 2002

Great recipe! My husband and I loved it. I agree with a few of the other reviews that the cinnamon and cloves can be a bit strong so I'll cut back on those next time. I also plan to try to sub yogurt for the buttermilk. Update - I substituted plain yogurt and I haven't gone back. It adds a wonderful texture and flavor!

run for your life February 16, 2010

Not at all what a Korma dish should taste like. Name aside, it was alright, but nothing like korma - no smoothness, no cashewey nuttyness.

UsagiCassidy February 23, 2009

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