Hariyali Chicken Korma/Hariyali Murgh Korma

Hariyali Chicken Korma/Hariyali Murgh Korma a rich and delicious Mughlai gravy which taste super yummy..goes well with naan or pulao..Hariyali chicken korma a creamy gravy is sure a hit for dinner parties .I'm a big fan of mughali cuisine love the creamy gravies ,i have shared a few in the blog you can check those too.
If you are bored of butter chicken chicken tikka masala and want something exotic yet easy to make then you should definitely try this hariyali chicken korma.you sure will love the taste .
The freshness a from green masala adds in flavours to this yummy dish.
1/2 kg chicken
salt to taste
2 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp turmeric /haldi
3/4 cup thick curd
ginger garlic paste
3 medium onion thinly sliced
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 bay leaves
1 inch cinnamon
3 to 4 green cardamom
1 black cardamom
3 to 4 cloves
2 star anise
1/2 blade mace

3 to 4 tbsp fresh cream
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp oil

grind to paste
1/2 cup mint leaves
1 cup coriander leaves
6 to 7 green chillies(i used light green ones)
8 to 10 garlic
2 inch ginger
8 to 10 almonds
10 cashews
1tsp cumin
1 tsp black pepper


  • Wash the chicken pieces ,discard excess water apply salt lime and turmeric and keep aside.
  • Grind all the ingredients mentioned under grind to paste  to a smooth fine paste adding little water.
  • Marinade the chicken with this green masala paste and curds and keep aside for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • Meanwhile fry the onion till golden brown and crisp and set aside.
  • When you are ready to cook ,heat a heavy bottomed vessel/pan and add oil and butter.
  • Add bay leaves ,crushed green cardamom ,black cardamom,clove ,cinamon, star anise and mace ,saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add only the marinated chicken  and saute well for sometimes 
  • Saute for 4 to 5 minutes then add the leftover marinade paste and saute well for 7 to 8 minutes over medium flame.you may add 1/2 tsp sugar or honey Add about 1 cup to 1 and 1/2 cup water or more as needed and cook over medium flame till the chicken is tender.

  • Add the crushed fried onions and mix well.
  • add the garam masala powder and cream 
  • Garnish with fried onions little drizzle of cream and serve hot with pulao or naan

you may also like to check
reshmi chicken masala
butter chicken
murgh makhni

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  1. this is irresistible on weekends and weekdays...

  2. This looks amazing! I am pinning this up for sure... love anything which is hariyali!

  3. The Chicken korma looks delicious and creamy!

  4. Oh no, this korma is hunger twisting me right now. Deliciousness.

  5. Looks awesome. Have a query for you regarding black cardamom. Do you use it whole or just the seeds ? Thanks.

  6. Looks good, but, the ingredients mention yougurt/curd, that is never mentioned again in the process. My take is added along with marinade mix.

    1. It's mentioned clearly in the method /process as well