Light chicken korma

Light chicken korma

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
If you want a curry without the calories try replacing cream with yogurt for a diet-friendly treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal376
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre3g
  • protein40g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 1 onion, chopped



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

  • 2 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, roughly chopped



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

  • 4 tbsp korma paste
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 50g ground almond, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 4 tbsp sultana
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • ¼ tsp golden caster sugar
  • 150g pot 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • small bunch coriander, chopped


  1. Put the onion, garlic and ginger in a food processor and whizz to a paste. Tip the paste into a large high-sided frying pan with 3 tbsp water and cook for 5 mins. Add the korma paste and cook for a further 2 mins until aromatic.

  2. Stir the chicken into the sauce, then add the ground almonds, sultanas, stock and sugar. Give everything a good mix, then cover and simmer for 10 mins or until the chicken is cooked through.

  3. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the yogurt and some seasoning, then scatter over the coriander and flaked almonds, if using. Serve with brown or white basmati rice.

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Comments (94)

gill1981's picture

Just made this and its gorgeous! really doesn't taste low fat. Followed advice from previous comments and cooked uncovered for the last 5 minutes and was perfect consistency. Also added a few extra sultanas as I love them. Will definitely make again.

allielovetocook's picture

Ooops, forgot!!

allielovetocook's picture

Yum yum yum .. best Korma I've ever made - and my husband and daughter agree. So many are either overly sweet, or have the wrong texture, and this one is just right. I gave the Chicken 20 minutes in the pan - 15 of it covered and then the last 5 mins gently bubbling with the lid off. Then, when the yoghurt was mixed into it, the sauce was just right. I will use this recipe time and again - like so many BBC Good Food recipes!!

anast71's picture

Really nice. I used quorn instead of chicken which worked well but perhaps needed more liquid.

hsalinger's picture

Didn't bother making the paste. Just chopped the onions finely and then fried it with ginger and garlic before adding the Korma paste. It was quite runny but added a bit of cornflower to thicken it and reduced the sauce by letting it cook a bit longer without the lid on. Added peppers and spinach (whatever I had in the fridge really). Kids loved it and they are usually not big fans of Indian food!

abigail2002's picture

Help what did I do wrong followed the recipe........made my known Korma Paste.....and added when it should.....but it was awful very very bitter.....what went wrong!!!!,

mriancook's picture

Really nice curry, doesn't taste low fat either.

donnadoo98's picture

Absolutely delicious- a very tasty meal and one that we've had over and over :)

jaxstan1964's picture

Thought I would give this a go as a lower fat version - the whole family really enjoyed it (even the fussy ones!). I made it as the recipe says.

lucycox88's picture

I made this a while back for the family, everyone loved it, its delicious!!! : )

angibean's picture

Loved it! Didn't taste low fat. Full of flavour.

faux109's picture

This is absolutely delicious. It tastes like a proper curry and felt like a real treat on a low fat diet.

dougsmum's picture

Very simple and really tasty. Mild enough for my two year old and four year old loved it too. Ran out of sultanas so I chopped up some dried apricots instead - worked really well.

cemiddlebrook's picture

Very tasty! I added flour to thicken it a bit but other than that I pretty much kept to the recipe, will definitely make again.

faypeacock's picture

Excellent recipe. I always add some frozen peas for the last fews minutes of cooking.

fayfumbs's picture

Used korma paste that I made myself following Jamie Oliver's recipe from his website. Worked really well.

cambscave's picture

Very easy recipe to do. Overall it was a really tasty curry, the only thing I didn't quite like was that mine had a slightly 'processed food/ out of a jar' after taste. I think this may be because i made the full amount of sauce but only added two chicken breasts... so I think the four tbsp of Pataks Korma Paste may have been too much. I'll make again but try less of it.

thunsley's picture

Love this curry. I've made it severl times now and always goes down well. You'd never guess it is low fat. Very tasty.

ecchapman's picture

Lovely dish, delicious with or without the yoghurt. I forgot to stir it in at the end of cooking and so served it separately on the table. This pleased my husband no end. He hates natural yoghurt - and consequently wolfed it down.

rebecca1july's picture

Very tasty will make again taste very fresh .


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