Indian Rice Korma

Indian Rice Korma

Korma is a staple on Indian family dinner tables. The spice blend around coriander and cumin is rather simple compared to complex Indian curries. It develops a magically addicting flavor in its combination with toasted cardamom pods and golden turmeric.
hands-on time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3



  • 1 can garbanzo beans

Fresh Produce

  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 cup peas frozen
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 inch ginger chopped


  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • salt

Korma Culinary Spice Kit

  • [1] Cardamom pods
  • [2] Coriander, cumin, turmeric


  • In a PAN (with LID), heat the butter.
  • Add Korma [1] spices and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Add onions and stir-fry until they turn golden. Be careful not to burn the butter.
  • Add ginger, garbanzo beans, and carrots. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add rice and stir constantly for 2 minutes.
  • Add Korma [2] spices, 3 cups of water, peas, and salt and fresh chilies to taste. Mix well.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and let cook for 15 minutes.
  • Please don’t lift the LID before the rice is ready to serve!
  • Turn off heat. Keep the PAN still covered and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy!


  • Substitute garbanzo beans with 0.5 lb chicken breast, cut in 0.5 inch cubes.
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