Safed Korma
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Safed Korma

Slow Cooked Safed Korma or a White Chicken Korma is a rich, creamy, mildly-spiced but very flavorful dish that takes little to no effort to make in your slow cooker. You'll get a traditional Indian korma without the effort that goes into cooking traditional Indian food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: indian chicken korma, instant pot chicken korma, safed korma, slow cooker chicken korma, white chicken korma
Servings: 4
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre



  • In a blender jar, blend together the onion, ginger, garlic, yogurt, peppers, cumin and coriander seeds, almonds/cashews, sesame seeds, cardamom, cloves, salt, and pepper, along with the water.  
  • Pour the sauce into the slow cooker liner. Add another 1/4 cup of water to the blender jar to wash it out and pour that into the sauce as well.  
  • Place the chicken into the sauce and stir to combine.
  • Regular slow cooker: Set the slow cooker to Low for 6 hours or High for 4 hours and serve.
    Instant Pot: Select the Slow Cook function. Set the Instant pot to Medium for 6 hours or high for 4 hours and serve.   


  • Use almonds rather than cashews for the macros stated here. 
  • Use coconut milk rather than yogurt to make this dairy-free


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 18g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g