Hyderabadi Chicken Qorma

haiderabadi chicken qorma
  • Yield : 1
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 60m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 1:40 h

The recipe of hyderabadi chicken qorma or curry is famous through out Pakistan and India. The chicken is fried till tender in a variety of classical sub continental spices and crushed almonds. It is served with traditional bread from sub continent; Naan. The recipe was adopted from Emma Zoe’s cuisines.


  • Onions 4
  • Oil 1 Cup
  • Ginger Garlic Paste 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala 2 tsp
  • Chicken 1kg
  • Yogurt 1/2 kg
  • Red Chili Flakes 2 tsp
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Garam Masala Powder
  • Cardamom 3
  • Almonds 2
  • Khashkhash 2 tsp
  • Jaifil Jawitri 1/2 tbsp
  • Fresh Ginger slices
  • Turmeric 1 tbsp
  • Green Chilies 2
  • Fresh Mint/Coriander Leaves


Step 1

Chop onions and fry them in oil till they are brown, remove them from oil and crush them well.

Step 2

Fry whole garam masala in oil then add ginger garlic paste and cook for a short time. Add chicken pieces and fry them till they turn brown.

Step 3

Add yogurt to the mix and fold. Now add salt, red chili flakes, garam masala powder, turmeric, cardamom and crushed brown onions.

Step 4

Finely crush khashkhash plus almonds and add them to the mix. Cook well till the oil comes on top.

Step 5

Now add a pinch of jaifil jawitri, green chilies and ginger slices and cook for a short time. Sprinkle fresh mint or coriander leaves.

Step 6

Your delicious hyderabadi chicken qorma is ready to serve hot with mint chutney and naan.

Step 7

URDU Recipe: Onions brown krien oil mein, phir sab nikal lien or achi tarah kut k alag rakh lien. Oil me sabat garam masala krkraein phir adrak lehsn paste aur chicken dal k fry krien k golden hojaye. Phir usmein phainta hua dahi, salt, pisi degi lal mirchien, pisa garam masala, haldi, choti ilaichi or kuti hui pyaz, badam aur kashkhash pisay huay, onion paste dal k pakayien jab sab bhun jayay aur oil chor de to jaifal jawitri pisi ek pinch, adrak barik kata aur hari mirchien dal k thora pakayien.

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