One of the tasty ingredients in this famous Indian recipe is yoghurt which is very nutritious. Its healthy bacteria help to strengthen our immune system and eating it regularly may boost several aspects of our health. More health benefits of yoghurt below after the recipe.
No of servings: 4 persons
- 500g Chicken cut into small pieces
Spices & Condiments
- Ginger/Garlic paste (1tsp)
- Cloves (qty=2)
- Cardamoms (qty=2)
- Cumin powder (1tbs)
- Cinnamon powder (1tsp)
- Turmeric powder (½tsp)
- Garam masala powder (1tsp)
- Tomatoes (qty=3); Fresh and chopped
- Onion (qty=1); peeled and finely sliced
- Vegetable oil (4tbs)
- Green chilli (qty=2)
- Yoghurt (2tbs)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Bay leaves (qty=3)
- Mint leaves (qty = 5)
- Coriander leaves (5 branches)
The Tasty and Healthy Secret (which makes the difference)
The Directions (in Easy steps)
- In a food processor prepare the Korma paste by grinding the garlic/ginger paste, cardamoms, cloves, tomatoes, and mint leaves into a smooth paste with little water.
- In little vegetable oil, fry the onion until light brown
- Add the pieces of chicken, the cumin powder, cinnamon powder, turmeric powder, the bay leaves and a little salt and pepper
- Stir fry until the chicken is light brown
- Add the ground paste and fry for about 5-10 minutes
- Add a little water as per the thickness preferred for the gravy and add the green chillies
- Add the yoghurt into it, mix well and cook for 5 minutes
- Add garam masala, little water and mix well. Salt to taste
- Cover and let simmer till the chicken becomes tender and soft
- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves
Instead of powder, a cinnamon stick of about 2-3 cm can be used.
Health Benefits of Yoghurt:
- It reduces the risk of heart disease because it contains vitamin B12 and riboflavin and saturated fat.
- It aids in weight management. The calcium in contains helps to burn body fat instead of storing it.
- Yoghurt contains saturated fat which increases “good” HDL cholesterol
- It may prevents high blood pressure because it contains magnesium, potassium and phosphorous.
- It reinforces the immune system
- The healthy bacteria in yoghurt helps to combat cold
- The probiotics it contains help to improve digestion and to reduce inflammation
- The lactic acid in yoghurt helps to protect gums
- The calcium and vitamin D helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis
- It helps to recover after hard work-out because it’s rich in protein and carbohydrates
Yoghurt is rich in valuable nutrients such as:
- B Vitamins (B12 and riboflavin)
- Magnesium, potassium and phosphorus
- Vitamin D
Unfortunately yoghurt may hurt some people. It may not be beneficial for everybody. Some people may have a deficiency of lactase, which is the enzyme required to digest the lactose found in yoghurt and milk. The lactose is the milk sugar.
Therefore to prevent diarrhea and abdominal pain, people with lactose intolerance has to definitely avoid yoghurt.