Light chicken korma in a bowl with flaked almonds, herbs and rice

Easy chicken korma

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(65 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



    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • 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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10th Jan, 2017
This is gorgeous. I added Tumeric, curry powder and cumin to it too to spice it up a bit. It really is delicious and so simple to make. The whole family loved it!
11th Apr, 2014
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!
20th Jan, 2014
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!
10th Jul, 2013
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!
21st Apr, 2013
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.
26th Jun, 2012
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.
17th Apr, 2012
brilliant and low fat too. how could i get a coconut flavour into it ??
10th Mar, 2012
There was no flavour was very bland wont be making this again
6th Mar, 2012
Really easy, "yummy in my tummy" my 4 year old said.
17th Feb, 2012
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.


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