The tang of tamarind works really well with creamy mash, spiced up with curry paste
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Microwave spiced rice
In a large heatproof bowl, combine 250g basmati rice, 200g cauliflower, cut into small pieces, 150g peas, 600ml vegetable stock and 2 tbsp korma paste. Cover with cling film, pierce a few times, then microwave for 10-12 mins on High. Stand for 5 mins, then season to taste, stir and serve.
Oven-baked chicken curry
Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/ gas 4. Brown 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a little oil with 1 finely chopped onion. Transfer to a casserole dish, then stir in 250ml reduced-fat Greek yogurt, 1 cinnamon stick, 6 cardamom pods, 4 tbsp korma paste and a handful chopped coriander. Cover, then bake for 30 mins until the chicken is tender.
Quick coronation chicken
Mix 1 tbsp korma paste, 5 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise and 5 tbsp natural yogurt. Shred 300g cooked chicken or turkey and mix into the dressing with 50g flaked almonds, 50g sultanas and 3 sliced spring onions. Delicious as a filling for sandwiches with watercress, or as a topping for jacket potatoes.