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Chicken and banana korma recipe

Chicken and banana korma recipe

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This easy chicken korma recipe is quick to prepare and deliciously creamy, yet it only includes a few spoonfuls of yogurt. The secret is the added banana, which although may sound unusual, adds a wonderful sweetness and melts into the sauce as it cooks. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 18 mins to cook
  • 410 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2cm piece root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4tbsp korma paste
  • 600g skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 30g ground almonds
  • 2 bananas, peeled and diced
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 2tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2tbsp flaked almonds, toasted
  • rice to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    18g 26%
  • Saturates

    2g 10%
  • Sugars

    16g 18%
  • Salt

    2g 33%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 20.2g Protein 43.1g Fibre 1.5g


  1. Place the onion, garlic and ginger into a small blender and blend into a paste. Place the paste in a pan with the olive oil and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the korma paste and cook for a further 3-4 minutes, before adding the chicken pieces, ground almonds, bananas and stock. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and its juices run clear when the meat is pierced.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the yogurt then season and sprinkle with the chopped coriander and flaked almonds and serve with rice.

Freezing and defrosting tip:

Cook as instructed and allow to cool completely. Then transfer to an airtight, freezer-safe container, seal and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before reheating. To reheat and serve, place on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the dish is heated through.

Tomato and stock based curries freeze especially well. Results can vary more with curries containing coconut milk or double cream. They are still fine to eat - both coconut milk and double cream freezes just fine - but they can look a bit grainy.

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