Creamy Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Korma)

Murgh Korma (Creamy Chicken Curry)
The creaminess and complex flavor of this beloved Indian curry comes from pureed almonds and cashew nuts.Penny De Los Santos

Chicken korma is a beloved Indian recipe that came from the Moghuls (the Muslim rulers of much of India from the 16th to 19th centuries). The meat is lightly browned, then simmered in yogurt and pureed almonds and cashew nuts, which give the dish its creaminess, but what makes it really special are the fragrant spices: I use whole spices and grind them together so their flavors become one in the sauce. —Hemant Mathur, chef and co-owner of Tulsi in New York City