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Lucknowi Chicken Korma Recipe

Curry Dish


Lucknowi Chicken Korma is a type of korma usually served at weddings. Packed with richness and bursting with flavor, this is a dish worth trying!!!

About Lucknowi Korma:

Serving size: 6-8 persons

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Daydreaming about the korma you had at the wedding last night? Don't worry as we bring you the exact same recipe which you can try for yourself at your home! Lucknowi Korma is also known as "Shadi Wala Korma" in the Pakistani tongue. It is a royal dish and contains the blend of the finest spices to form a chicken curry filled with richness and exquisite taste. A perfect dish to serve at grand dinners or parties!

Ingredients for Lucknowi Korma:

  • 1 Chicken, cut into 12 small pieces
  • 1 cup of ghee 
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed brown onions
  • 1+1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp red chillies
  • 1+1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp whole garam masala
  • 1 tsp kewra essence
  • Ginger cut in julienne
  • Jaifal (Nutmeg) and Jawitri (Mace) 1/4 tsp each
  • Green Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp each

Small info about ingredients:

What are Jaifal and Jawitri?


Answer: Nutmeg and mace (Jaiphal and Javitri) - is the seed of the evergreen tree. Mace is the fleshy lattice, covering the nutmeg (hard nut), which is golden brown in colour. Nutmeg has a more robust flavour than mace, but they are otherwise very similar.


 They have a nutty, warm, and slightly sweet flavour. Nutmeg is used to add sweet and savoury flavour to dishes such as pies, custards, puddings, cakes, soufflés, vegetables, egg dishes, lamb, fish, and beverages. Like nutmeg, mace is a sweet and flavorful spice, which can be substituted for nutmeg or cinnamon to complement a variety of foods. Mace is also used in sauces for fish and pickle chutneys.


How to Cook Lucknowi Korma:

01In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients, spices and yogurt.

02Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until the chicken is fully marinated.

chicken marinade

03Now, in a pot, pour the ghee and heat it on low flame. 

04When it's heated, add the chicken marinade along with the yogurt and 1+1/2 cup of water.

05Cook the mixture on a medium flame for 5-10 minutes until the water has fully dried.

06Now, add another 1-2 cups of water and simmer the chicken on a medium flame for about 15-20 minutes.

07Pour out the chicken on a dish of your choice, and top with coriander, green chillies, lemon, and some almond slices.

Your amazing Lucknowi Korma is ready to be served!!!

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