Light chicken korma

Light chicken korma

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(45 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
A mild and healthy chicken korma curry that's still satisfying and full of flavour

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal243
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.31g
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  • small knob fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 1 tsp garam masala
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp low-fat fromage frais
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds
  • handful toasted, sliced almonds, to serve


    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • coriander leaves, plain rice, naan bread or chapatis, to serve



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…


  1. Cook the ginger, garlic and onion in a large pan with the oil until softened. Tip in the chicken and cook until lightly browned, about 5 mins, then add in garam masala and cook for 1 min further.

  2. Pour over the stock and simmer for 10 mins until the chicken is cooked through. Mix together the fromage frais and ground almonds. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the fromage frais mixture. Sprinkle over sliced almonds, garnish with coriander and serve with boiled rice, chapatis or plain naan bread.

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Comments (60)

denisejay's picture

I'm afraid that I was disappointed with this recipe as it stands. It's too bland for my tastes. I don't mean this in terms of hotness but in terms of flavour; this dish lacks depth. I may try it again with more spice (and perhaps fruit) because I do think it has potential.

karinaya's picture

Love Love Love this recipe and so does the whole family :o) I use a large piece of ginger, add a tin of chick peas and add tumeric, coriander and cumin as suggested.

cath34980's picture

Really really good - I added a bit of coconut milk too and a load of chopped coriander. The next time I make it, I will poach chicken and remove it until the last minute to keep it tender.

I will definitely make it again.

embellina616's picture

Good recipe although I adapted it a bit by adding tumeric and a squeeze of lemon juice to lift it a bit. Didn't find it watery at all, in fact I had to add extra liquid to it make a sauce.

kellyp2324's picture

mmmm just made this tonight for my tea, was really easy to do and so so tasty, i used creme friache instead of fromais frais. would definatey make this again since im on a health kick would have this instead of a indian takeaway, was just as satifying & enjoyed it more as so low in calories too :)

amccoubrey's picture

I made this last night. it was tasty, definitely not too runny. I added extra cumin, coriander & cayenne as well as some coriander leaf at the end.

faye_mc's picture

I work with a student called James and we made this recipe in a healthy eating cooking class.
This is what James thinks of the curry.
I think the curry was nice.

A very successful recipe!

lulujersey's picture

Yummy but not much depth to the flavour. Also as there is no coconut I wouldnt really call this a korma. I added extra turmeric, ground coriander and ground cumin as recommended and also chopped fresh coriander at the end but it was still a bit bland. A teaspoon of Harissa or a chopped birdseye chilli should give it a better kick next time.

dizzybec's picture

This is a nice easy curry, but not as good as the fattening takeaways. All my family love it, but I have made it also with lots of cream and added extra curry paste and then it feels more like a weekend treat than a midweek tea.

pjguy68's picture

What a dissapointment, after reading all the reviews on this I had to give it a go. Well to those who said it was watery / soup like, dont know what you did to it, it certainly was not watery. However it was a total waste of 20 minutes, it was the most uninteresting dish I think I've ever cooked. bland doesn't even cover it. It went straight from the pan to the bin.

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carolinexbx's picture

I was sadly disappointed with this recipe. It was very easy to make, but turned out to be bland an uninspiring.

vickyloo's picture

It was ok. I thought it was a bit tasteless and bland. I'm not sure if I did something wrong or if it was the recipe but I also found it too runny - my brother said it was like curry soup! I don't think I'll make this recipe again but glad I tried it.

cathwilko's picture

i made this yesterday and my 3 year old son really enjoyed it. he loves curry and i usually get him the little chicken korma childrens meals from my supermarket. it was fantastic to make him a very quick, healthy, homemade version. will deffinetley make this time and again for him.
next time, after dishing up my sons portion, i will add a bit of chopped chilli and corriander for the adults.

lea8198's picture

I am a huge Korma fan and was excited to try this recipe as it looked doable even for me! I have to say I was disapointed. The sauce tated too 'yoghurty', it was pale (almost grey in colour) and it was not thick enough. Nothing like a Korma that I am used to. It's a real shame. I am glad I tried it but I won't be making this one again.

brownsky's picture

What a great recipe,tastes so good. I served it with rice mixed with peas and sweetcorn. A great low fat meal

brownsky's picture

What a great recipe,tastes so good. I served it with rice mixed with peas and sweetcorn. A great low fat meal

lavens's picture

While it didn't taste like a korma i've ever tasted it was tasty all the same. I nice low fat alternative to curry, so easy that the boyfriend made it for me.

charliepie's picture

I personally will not be bothering with this recipe again, followed it word for word, and ended up pouring a shop bought jar over the top and adding more chicken...I too am looking for a nice rich creamy korma, not this poor excuse.

carriemorri's picture

I took advise from
binavino and added the extra spices along with a tsp. of cayenne which really spiced it up, I think half a tsp. cayenne would be better. but It was really good ,the best Korma I've made yet, and really easy to make.


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