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Fennel Ground Pepper Chicken Korma

fennel-chicken korma

With a very few ingredients, a delicious chicken korma can be prepared…

Wohooo, this is my 600th recipe post! Giving myself a big pat on my shoulder 🙂

Enjoying the long weekend by doing nothing. I mean it, absolutely nothing I am doing and I feel very special. Well, my man has been down with pollen allergy the moment Spring has sprung. When everyone looks at the weather forecast, my man has been looking at the pollencast and it seems that the pollen is at its peak this year. Poor him, have been sneezing and wheezing even after taking the medication. He feels good relief when he sips chukku kappi, I am literally tired of making chukku kappi these days.

I made this chicken korma a couple of days ago, and served it with Appam. This time when I made the chicken korma, I caramelized the onions a lil more and added the other ingredients into it. It turned yummy and had a very different taste.

Recipe for making Appam, click here

fennel-pepper chicken korma

Step by Step Pictures

Cooking onions

making fennel pepper chicken korma

After adding chicken

making chicken korma

After adding coconut milk

chicken korma


Fennel Ground Pepper Chicken Korma
Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
For cooking chicken
  • Chicken, diced - 2, chicken breasts or use thighs
  • Ground black pepper- ½ tsp
  • Green chilies, halved- 3
  • Salt- to taste
While cooking
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Ginger, chopped- 2 inch
  • Garlic, chopped- 2 large cloves
  • Onion, cut thin and long- 1, large
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Ground pepper- ½ tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1½ tsp ( grind the roasted fennel seeds into powder)
  • Coconut milk- 1 can, 400 mL
  • Salt- to taste
  1. In a saucepan, combine the chicken along with ground pepper, green chilies and salt, cook covered. Keep aside the cooked chicken.
  2. In the same pan, add oil, let it turn hot.
  3. Add chopped ginger and garlic, saute till golden in color.
  4. Add onions and curry leaves, saute till onions turn golden brown in color.
  5. Add the cooked chicken to the onions, combine well.
  6. Add ground pepper and fennel powder, combine well.
  7. Add coconut milk, combine well and cook for a few minutes.
  8. Taste and add more salt or ground pepper according to your needs.
  9. Transfer to a bowl and serve with Appam, chapati, rotis etc.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...