I have not made in awhile, so bear with me , to the best of my knowledge this is what I use etc.
Chicken Korma (chicken braised in Yogurt)
2 1/2 pounds chicken (cut your way)
3 onions , chopped
3 cloves of garlic , chopped
1 -2 chillies (depends how hot you like it)
3 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp cumin
1 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp turmeric
5 threads of saffron (soak in 1/2 cup warm water)
1 tsp garam masala
1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger
3 cardamoms , bruised with knife
2 small cinnamon sticks ( or 1/4 tsp cinnamon)
¼ cup of chopped fresh coriander
1 Tbsp of shredded coconut
50 g cream of coconut
1 1/2 cups of plain yogurt + 1 cup yogurt for chicken to tenderize in fridge prior to making dish.
Heat oil in a large pan, add the onions , whole chillies, garlic and fry till brown.
Add all the spices including the fresh coriander , except cardamoms. Add coconut (and or whatever else you prefer). Continue to fry until the spices darken in color. Add saffron water, cream of coconut. At this point you add your chicken pieces, cardamoms and the yogurt , stir until a gravy forms. Simmer until the chicken is cooked, adding a bit of water as needed, salt to taste.
Small note :
French Fries, it makes a difference if you keep your chicken covered in some yogurt for two hours in the refrigerator before starting the dish. This is how I do it, everyone has their way.
There are so many variatons on this dish. Because I know you have children, be careful of the chillies. I use coconut , some don't. But I feel with dishes like these you can adapt them to your own individual taste.
I am at work right now so if something does not look right here, just let me know.... garnish with lemon and fresh toss of chopped coriander.