Chicken Korma With Indian Bay Leaves Recipe
- Marinate chicken in a mixture of yogurt, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 tablespoon chopped garlic, ginger, and sweet paprika for at least 2 and up to 24 hours, in the refrigerator.
- Sauté 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1 teaspoon chopped garlic in butter until soft. Add coriander, cumin, cardamom, turmeric, and hot chile pepper and poppy seeds (white preferred).
- Add chicken and its marinade along with bay leaves and salt to taste, then cover and simmer about 45 minutes or until chicken is tender, adding a little water if needed to keep moist. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve with steamed basmati rice.
- Beverage pairing: Lustau Dry Amontillado Los Arcos, Spain. It’s not well known that amontillado is a tremendous counterpart to well-spiced Indian food. Something about the nuttiness and hit of dusty spice in the sherry marries wonderfully with the array of aromas and flavors in the dishes. This is a benchmark sherry and should be served slightly chilled.