<p>This dish is so good I want to jump on a plane and travel to India right now! Chicken korma is a mildly spicy, creamy dish that has an absolutely amazing flavor. Our version contains a lot of different spices, coconut milk, coconut flour and almonds, which make the dish creamy. We decided to go for chicken thighs but you can use any other part of chicken as well. This is definitely one of our favorite foreign dishes and we can not wait to try the real deal - in India. Creamy, mildly spicy and incredibly delicious.</p>
Put the turmeric, cayenne pepper, coriander, sweet paprika, ground ginger, cumin and garam masala into a small pan and toast for 2 minutes to get a beautiful smell and flavor. Set aside until needed.
Peel the garlic and ginger, finely slice both. Wash the chilli and finely slice it. Put them all into a pestle and mortar or into a blender. Finely grate in the zest of 1 lemon, squeeze in all its juice, add sesame oil and 1 teaspoon of salt. Smash or blend all the ingredients into a paste. Add the toasted spices, ground almonds, coconut flour and a handful of fresh coriander. Smash or bland again. Set aside until needed.
Peel the onions, ginger and cloves of garlic, then finely slice them all. Wash the chilli and finely slice it. Place a large casserole pan on a low heat with a tablespoon of coconut oil, add the onions, ginger, garlic and chili. Fry for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cut the chicken thighs into 1cm chunks. Place them into a large bowl, season with salt and black pepper. Add a teaspoon of turmeric, 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, then massage all that flavour into the meat.
Now that the onions, garlic, ginger and chili are lovely and soft, add the korma paste into a casserole pan and fry for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chunks of chicken thighs, increase the heat and fry for another 5 minutes. Add the coconut milk and 200ml of boiling water. Cover with a lid, lower the temperature and simmer on a low heat for 25 - 30 minutes.
Season to perfection with salt and black pepper and serve with basmati rice, natural yogurt and coriander leaves.