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Saffron Chicken Korma
  • Condiments
  • Indian
  • Diwali
Lesson from Asma Khan's class

Video time: 20 min

Asma teaches how to infuse saffron, blend masalas, build flavor profiles, and she even reveals her secret tips on making the ultimate homemade garam masala.

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Asma Khan
Teaches his Korean-American cuisine
Join Asma on a culinary journey to Kolkata, India and explore her favorite Indian dishes and Bengali flavors.

In this lesson

Garam Masala
Asma's garam masala is a delicious blend of traditional spices that adds an unforgettable flavor. This Indian spice mix is made with spices like Indian bay leaves, cassia bark, green cardamom pods, and clove – carefully curated to create a complex yet balanced masala.
Saffron Chicken Korma
Asma teaches how to infuse saffron, blend masalas, build flavor profiles, and she even reveals her secret tips on making the ultimate homemade garam masala.
Bengali Beans
Make these flavor-packed Bengali beans, the perfect fiery side dish to the mild and floral chicken korma, or to eat any day of the week.
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What you'll learn

Bengali-Style Rice

Feed your family Bengali-style boiled rice, one of the healthiest ways to eat rice.

Sautéeing 

Asma’s secret tips how to sautée shrimp will change the way you cook. Say goodbye to rubbery or overcooked shrimp, and hello to beautiful plump prawns. 

Blending Masalas

Blend your very own spice mix at home. Introduce warming masala flavors to every dish. 

Asma Khan
Teaches his Korean-American cuisine
Join Asma on a culinary journey to Kolkata, India and explore her favorite Indian dishes and Bengali flavors.

Asma Khan
Teaches her Indian Cuisine

The acclaimed Indian-born chef, London restaurateur, and social activist, guides home cooks on a culinary journey through the bustling bazaars and narrow alleyways of Kolkata. In her first-ever cooking class, Asma teaches her favorite homemade recipes – from unique Bengali dishes to recipes that have been in her family for generations. Go on an adventure through her hometown, where you will meet Asma’s friends, family, and the people making a difference in West Bengal’s food scene. Learn how techniques like how to make your own spice blends, the secrets to making perfect white rice, and the proper way to create a well-balanced curry. Feed your knowledge of Indian masalas (spice blends), vegetables, and street foods as you expand your epicurean horizons and learn how to cook the foods that made Asma Khan who she is today.

Asma’s lesson plan

Asma Khan takes a culinary journey through the bustling streets and colorful markets of Kolkata, India to explore the nostalgic smells, flavors, and ingredients of her ancestral Bengali heritage. She chases childhood memories and meets with inspiring women, all on a quest to understand the influences behind the foods that define the chef she has become.

Asma teaches how to infuse saffron, blend masalas, build flavor profiles, and she even reveals her secret tips on making the ultimate homemade garam masala.

Matar PulaoAdd some extra excitement to your plain white rice and learn how to make this simple, straightforward, and ultra flavorful side dish. If you want to learn more about masalas (spice blends), this lesson is a must watch.

Asma serves this lentil and rice dish in her restaurants and loves it for its complex simplicity, a sweet and sour dish with balanced flavors. 

"It's rice pudding on steroids," Asma says about ki kheer, a traditional Indian rice pudding that uses Gulab (baby basmati rice), and jaggery (palm sugar), and is known for bringing good luck and fortune.

Sandesh is one of Bengal's favorite desserts. There are many different types, but Asma likes to infuse it with saffron to give it a delicate floral flavor.

This Indian Version of creamed spinach is the perfect vegetarian side dish. It’s packed with flavor and so easy to make. While Asma uses spinach, this recipe also works great with kale, arugula, or swiss chard.

For the first time ever, Asma is making her family’s recipe with Middle Eastern and Persian roots. A recipe that has been cooked for generations, but never written down. She serves it with a refreshing cucumber and pomegranate salad.

Asma teaches how to make India's favorite street food, Bengali-style samosas (known as singara), that are stuffed with an aloo gobi filling of cauliflower, potatoes, peanuts, and seasonings like ginger and turmeric. She pairs it with a fiery tomato chutney.

Learn how to make this regional specialty with jumbo fresh tiger prawns. Asma teaches how to make a traditional turmeric and salt marinade for the shrimp and Bengali-style boiled rice, a method, which according to Asma, is the healthiest way to eat rice.

Take a ride on the Darjeeling Express and learn how to make the Indian Version of meat-and-potatoes as Asma teaches life-changing cooking skills like how to properly blend spices, infuse oils, and layer flavors.

Whenever Asma thinks of home, she thinks of parathas, her favorite bread. Learn as Asma shows how to make this incredible Indian flatbread and teaches two methods of how to roll and cook it on the tawa, a flat griddle pan.

Asma became famous worldwide for her Indian supper club in London. She has returned to Kolkata to cook an outdoor dinner party on the grill with journalist and friend Kounteya Sinha: fish and cheese paneer kebabs, smoky eggplant dip, and sweet potato salad.

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What our students have to say

"Looks awesome! I can’t wait to try making this for my family. Thank you for all the great tips on technique"

Helen G.

"Yum! I love the cinematography!!"

Marc a.

"This looks delicious. Would I be able to use boneless chicken thighs instead? My wife doesn't like bones in her food."

Martin G.

"Definitely going to try this at home."

Barbara B.

"Terrific instructions. Can't wait to try it. Thank you!"

Angelina T.

"Can't wait to try this one! Looks so amazing!"

Elizabeth R.

"Amazing! Thank you so much."

Dana L.

"Amazing:) Look delicious! Great instruction on both recipes. Thanks!"

Vanessa L
Vanessa L.

"Thank you! She is so clear with her instructions. Left me inspired to make this dish. Can't wait to watch the rest of her episodes."

Vania S.

"DELICIOUS! DIFFERENT WAY YO DO A CHICKEN! Thank you Chef!!!"

Clara I.

"Just love this I can smell it from my house. I wish I could go cook and spend a day with you 😀 Shukran. Will be trying this recipe for sure!"

Giroflee A.

"Lovely presentation…lovely lady! Excellent explanation, Asma speaks from the heart of home cooking … Thank you"

Stella R.

"This lady explains very well she is good!"

Norah L.

"I have just tried it and it tastes amazing. Thank you for sharing the recipe and your knowledge. The dish is really tasty!"

Ingrid S.

"I love seeing Indian food prepped. The beans look good but probably too hot for me!"

Barbara K.

"I've always been put off ordering this in a restaurant because they make it so rich and creamy. But this looks magnificent and I will definitely try it!"

Annie M.

"I'll definitely try this. Thank you"

Cheryl M.

"So fulfilling to prepare this wonderful dish!"

Thereza B.

"This is exactly what I signed up for!!! Cooking from the heart and with passion."

Jill P.

"I will be making This!"

Amy S.

"That was awesome! Inspired me to make it!,"

Mari C.

"I like Asma more and more with each subsequent video! Can't wait to try a recipe. Looks delicious!"

Matt G.

"I love the onions on top. Familiar with the mild creamy goodness of korma, and Asma made it look so do-able at home. Almond flour was the surprise ingredient for me. Excellent. I Will cook this. Thanks."

Hege R.

"Delicious, so easy to follow and very doable!"

Nikki L.

"Re: Chicken Korma menu I made this dish with the beans and rice from a previous recipe and it was BRILLIANT! Thank you!"

Shannon W.

"Love her. Can’t wait to cook this meal. Thank you 🙏🏾"

Awa L.

"She cooks with all her love for food, excellent class of cooking!"

Juan A.

"Thank you! She is so personable, and clear with her instructions. Left me inspired to make this dish, and can't wait to watch the rest of her episodes."

Vania S.
Vania S..

"Great presentation! Loved all the detail and all set to try it!"

Shubha P
Shubha P.

"So fulfilling to preparing this wonderful  dish"

Thereza B.
Thereza B..

"Incredible! Loved her right away!"

Jamie A
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