Light chicken korma

Light chicken korma

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(93 ratings)

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 cloves, 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 breasts, 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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13th Jun, 2015
I will be making this again and I have made it several times and love it but it does need adding to as in our house it only feeds 2 with the above instructions
2nd Jun, 2015
Nice recipe, the kids love it. I also reduced the amount of stock
6th Apr, 2015
Really lovely, and very easy! I found the sauce a bit runny and had to reduce it at the end; I think it needs less stock. I cooked for 2 but made the same amount of sauce and was glad I did. I think it might not have been enough sauce for 4 though.
23rd Mar, 2015
Have made this recipe many times for different people and it always goes down brilliantly! The phrase "even better than from the curry house" has even been uttered a few times. I like to add toasted flaked almonds on the top to make it extra special :)
8th Mar, 2015
Made this the other day and it was very easy and the taste was great. Also my house had a very lovely smell.
28th Feb, 2015
I used prawns instead of chicken. Will definitely make again :)
23rd Feb, 2015
Fantastic recipe and extremely tasty. I would go as far as saying it is the best homemade korma I have tried. It is packed full of good fats and protein for the health conscious and gym junkies alike :)
30th Dec, 2014
loved it! had no Korma paste so just used korma flavouring mixed with some oil. Husband who hates hot spicy food thought it was wonderful.
11th Nov, 2014
I've made this several times before and tend to use boneless / skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. I also reduce the stock to 300 / 350ml and allow to simmer longer. We like to add a chilli too. Very quick, easy and goes down well! (Definitely doesn't serve 4 in our house however - 2 greedy people plus some lunchtime leftovers)
4th Oct, 2014
I'm a vindaloo kind of girl so have never made korma before but thought I would introduce my little one to curry. I must say that I really am impressed with the flavours. I followed the recipe but allowed it to simmer on a low heat for about 45 minute. I added blanched green beans before the end and of course, chilli to mine. I served it with the coconut rice also found on this site but there is enough flavour to just eat with plain rice in my opinion. I will definitely make this again. It has been enjoyed by everyone.


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