Bahawalpuri White Quorma

Bahawalpuri White Quorma Recipe

This delectable quorma showcases the royal heritage of the beautiful city of Bahawalpur, the home of the Nawabs.

The royal heritage of the beautiful city of Bahawalpur.

  • Prepare in: 10 mins

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  • Chicken : 1.5 kg
  • Oil : 4 tablespoons
  • Butter : 4 tablespoons
  • Onion (paste) : half cup
  • National Ginger Paste : 1 teaspoon
  • National Garlic Paste : 1 teaspoon
  • National White Karahi Masala : 1 packet
  • Yogurt : 2 cups
  • Royal Masala as explained
  • Saffron (soaked) : a pinch
  • Cream : 3 tablespoons
  • For Royal Masala
    • Almonds (blanched) : 10
    • Pistachio (blanched) : 10
    • Green Cardamom : 3
    • Whole Peppercorns : 4
    • Dried Rose Petals : 2 tablespoons
    • Sandal-Wood Chips : 1 teaspoon (optional) (may be substituted with 1 small piece of cinnamon sticks)


For Royal Masala

To make a royal paste, grind all the ingredients either in a mortar and pastel or by using an electric grinder. Keep aside

For Quorma

In a sauce pan heat the oil and butter; cook the onion paste till light golden.

Add chicken and cook till it changes its color.

To this add National Ginger Paste, National Garlic Paste, and National White Karahi Masala. Do a little bhunai using some water to prevent the masala from burning.

Add yogurt, royal masala, and saffron; cook for about 15- 20 minutes or till the chicken is all done.

Finally mix in the cream cook for 2 more minutes.