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Instant Pot 15 Minute Chicken Korma | With Coconut Milk | Easy & Delicious Chicken Recipe

Easiest yet delicious chicken korma cooked in the Instant Pot.

With just 3 spices, you can make a finger-licking delicious chicken korma. Most people have the notion that for making chicken curries a whole lot of spices have to be added. Well, not necessarily. For making this chicken korma, I’ve only added 3 spices and the taste of this dish is beyond delicious.

Simple recipe, incredibly flavourful & aromatic will certainly tickle your taste buds.

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Instant Pot 15 Minute Chicken Korma | With Coconut Milk | Easy & Delicious Chicken Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 people
For marinating chicken
  • Boneless chicken, diced- 2 breasts or thighs
  • Ground black pepper- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
For Pressure Cooking
  • Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Onions, sliced- 2
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies, halved- 2
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 2
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Coconut milk- 1 cup
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. To a bowl, add boneless chicken season with ground black pepper, garam masala and salt; combine well.
  2. Select saute setting on the Instant Pot. The temperature should be medium.
  3. Add oil, let turn hot.
  4. Add dried bay leaves, saute for a few seconds.
  5. Add onions, season with salt.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste & green chilies, combine well.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Add tomatoes, cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the marinated chicken.
  10. Add coriander powder & garam masala. Combine well.
  11. Close the pot with the lid.
  12. Cancel saute setting. Select pressure cook setting, set the time to 8 minutes at high pressure.
  13. If you are using bone-in chicken, set the time to 12 minutes.
  14. After 8 minutes of pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then do a quick pressure release.
  15. Open the lid.
  16. Add coconut milk & cilantro, combine well.
  17. Select saute setting, at medium temperature.
  18. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes till the gravy comes to a slight boil.
  19. Remove the pot from the main pot.
  20. Serve to a bowl, enjoy with rice, naan, paratha, roti, chapati, etc.



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