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Simple Chicken Korma

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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by Cory Ander » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:35 am

Looks good, chris, thanks for providing feedback and with a photo of your results 8-)

You might wish to check out the Which is Your Favourite Main Dish Curry on This Forum? thread for suggestions on other curry recipes to try. Sounds like you might like to try something like a Rogan Josh (check out the Medium Main Dish Recipes sections of the forum).
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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by mrdanbaird » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:45 am

Made this tonight and thought it was delicious. It tasted almost identical to a korma simmer sauce I used to buy.

However, I don't think it was quite the same as what I was imagining. I think the korma I would get from my local takeaway was a lot sweeter and grainier? Maybe I needed to add some coconut or more almonds?

Still good though! Actually, I really liked the consistency / texture of it, just didn't taste 100% as I wanted.
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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by Cory Ander » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:17 am

Looks good, dan. Please bear in mind that the recipes, in this section of the forum, are simply to get those members new to cooking BIR-style curries familiar with cooking them. You might want to try some of the recipes in the Main Dish Recipes section of the forum (which may produce results more akin to those that you are looking for)....

But, I have to say, from your photo, this section has been pretty successful in that regard.
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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by pauly » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:13 am

Thanks for the pic & reporting back Dan. A good looking Korma, tweaking it to get a recipe exactly to your liking is what making your own is all about.

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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by geoffg » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:41 am

Can I ask is almond powder the same as ground almonds?
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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by pauly » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:11 am

Ground almonds are usually used in a Korma Geoff, I would assume almond powder would be a more finely ground version, but I have to admit, I've never seen it.

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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by Cory Ander » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:42 am

Yes, powdered almonds = ground almonds. Grind your own whole almonds if you can't get it.
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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by funroll » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:39 pm

Made this last night and, whilst I'm not a big fan of Korma or creamy curry in general, it was everything I expected from a good Korma. Tasty, sweet, just plain nice really. Mrs Funroll liked it as well - she much prefers mild and creamy.

We had it with some pataks cook-yourself poppadom's, Bandit's Onion Salad and Mapes12's Yoghurt mint sauce.

Incidentally, my kids (5 yrs old) both loved the onion salad, mint sauce and poppadom's as well :-)

Madras next....

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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by Cory Ander » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:53 pm

Thanks for trying it and glad that you liked it, funroll. Any photos?
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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by BennyBoyPeckham » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:03 pm

Made this last night and it was amazing! Also the first time using a base gravy which really makes it stand out, only thing I couldn’t find was coconut milk powder but used coconut cream instead. Cheers for the recipe, looking forward to the next one!

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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by Cory Ander » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:57 pm

Thanks for trying it and for reporting back, Benny. Any chance of a photo?
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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by istarel » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:10 pm

Made this tonight and it was delicious! Wasn't expecting takeaway portions either haha, so I'm pretty full. I only thought to take a picture just as I sat down and took a bite, so it doesn't look super presentable. Really tasty though.

By the way, is there any non-nut alternatives for the ground almond?
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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by Cory Ander » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:07 am

Nice pukka looking korma sauce there, istarel, looks very "BIR-like" 8-)

Regarding "non-nut alternatives' (presumably you, or someone close you, has a nut allergy?), how about more coconut (in one of it's various forums)? I presume almond essence is equally disastrous for those with a nut allergy (not that it will help with texture, anyway)? Other than that, I guess you'd need to leave it out and see how you go.....

PS: Maybe start a new thread in the Chat About Other General Ingredients section of the forum. It's a topic that often raises it's head (and we don't really have a thread to address it). Then, maybe other members will offer their suggestions.....
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Re: Simple Chicken Korma

Post by istarel » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:18 pm

I have a sibling who has a nut allergy, yes, so I was just wondering for future reference. I actually really like the taste of almond so I'm always going to put it in my own curries haha. I might try leaving it out and maybe adding a bit more coconut as you suggested.

I'll check out the forum! I'm always interested in substitutes for all kinds of ingredients, not just nuts.

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