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)

joefizz's picture

This should be given full marks for simpleness.

Little bit bland, but added a tiny more Garam Masala, some Turmeric and some Lemon at the end... Voila!

Michelleburl's picture

I thought this recipe would be a good quick, healthy and tasty meal. Yes it was quick to make and I agree very healthy but it lacked flavour, it was very bland and the sauce was not thick. I added a little honey, an extra tsp of Garam Masala, half tin of reduced fat coconut milk and some corn flour to at the end to thicken. It tasted much better!

felicity11's picture

Love this recipe! For a quick, healthy mid week meal it´s ideal. I add tspn of ground coriander, and some chilli just to spice it up a bit! Served with some raita, it makes a mid week meal seem quite special! Must admit 2 of us can polish this off easy!

crafoo's picture

I agree with miss.moss on this recipe: that I was hoping for creamier (although it is titled as "light").This recipe was very quick and easy to do, and didn't need a food processor.l would also say that it serves three people,or four not very hungry people.

renlovesyou's picture

For what is essentially just 7 ingredients, I found the sauce to be lovely. Just as the picture, sweet, cheap, easy and very low calorie. I don't think you can grumble at that! Good for kids because its not at all hot.

bigbuck1989's picture

brilliant and low fat too. how could i get a coconut flavour into it ??

antsta23's picture

There was no flavour was very bland wont be making this again

roxy10's picture

Really easy, "yummy in my tummy" my 4 year old said.

lisa-joe's picture

Very nice dish. I added half a teaspoon each of turmeric, cumin and coriander and used creme fraiche as thats what I had in the fridge. Served with basmati rice and naan bread. Result 4 clean plates. Will definitely make again.

fayfumbs's picture

Made several times now. Lovely flavour and easy enough for my 14yr old daughter to make. Added spinach before adding low fat creme fraiche as I didn't have fromage frais.

cheetarawlings's picture

I doubled the stock, added half teaspoon of tumeric, a tablespoon of coconut milk, a tablespoon of double cream, half teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of crushed chilli.
Oh my goodness it was absolutely lovely.

cath34980's picture

I made this and added lots of coriander at the end - very easy and delicious!

mikey1972's picture

Tasty curry not quite the same as korma from takeaway but all family love it and clean plates all round. I add some chillies and more veg mushrooms peppers etc. Good curry for watching the calories. I have also made it with mascarpone or creme Fraiche when I have no fromage frais and works just as well.

sarahweaver25's picture

I made this last night, it was nice but nothing exciting, good as a quick midweek meal.
It was lacking the taste of coconut so might add that next time. The sauce is very runny and not much of it so if this was split between 4 people as the recipe suggests, then you'd have mainly pieces of chicken with rice.

crystletips's picture

My mum makes this its delicios and l she makes it just as well as you.

lekkerkos's picture

Very tasty, easy, everyone loved it. Special bonus being low fat :-) The combination of fromage frais and ground almonds was a surprise as it worked so well and replaced the usual coconut milk which I don't like, so a very good alternative - great find! Have filed recipe, will definitely do it again!

siobhanm's picture

This was very nice!

phantom's picture

Really lovely taste to this curry, almonds really made the difference. I did finely chop the onions as the first time I made it I wasn't keen on the long slivers.

loulou23's picture

Made this for the first time for dinner tonight. Although it went down well and everyones plate was empty, ( maybe they were just being polite : D ), I'm sorry to say it had no taste at all. After the fromage frais went in, everything began to curdle. It was basically just chicken and water! Instead of almonds I used red and green peppers. I won't be making this again and will try something else. Fun to try though!

mandyq's picture

Although this doesn't taste like a true Korma, still thought it was a great recipe for a low-fat curry. I did find that it needed more stock though. Will definitely make this again.


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