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Light chicken korma recipe

Light chicken korma recipe

115 ratings

The whole family will adore our version of a takeaway favourite. This delicious korma may be quick and simple to make but it doesn’t scrimp on flavour. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 30 mins
  • 590 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely grated
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 2.5cm (1in) piece fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 4 tbsp korma curry paste
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, each sliced into 5 pieces
  • 50g (2oz) ground almonds
  • 50g sultanas
  • 500ml (17fl oz) chicken stock
  • 200g basmati rice, to serve
  • 100g frozen peas, defrosted
  • 125g (4oz) natural yogurt
  • 6 spring onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • small bunch fresh coriander, leaves chopped
  • 3 tbsp flaked almonds, toasted
Basmati rice can always be swapped for long-grain

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    3g 14%
  • Sugars

    18g 19%
  • Salt

    2.3g 38%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 63.5g Protein 42.2g Fibre 3.7g


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook for 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Stir in the curry paste and fry for 1-2 minutes, then add the chicken, ground almonds, sultanas and stock; season well. Bring to the boil, then simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, put the rice in a pan with 400ml (14fl oz) cold water and a little seasoning. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 8 minutes.
  4. Add the peas, cover again and continue cooking for 4 minutes or until the rice and peas are tender.
  5. Remove the chicken from the heat and stir in the yogurt. To serve, arrange the chicken and rice on 4 plates and scatter over the spring onion, coriander and flaked almonds.

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Freeze korma only. In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. Always defrost and heat thoroughly before eating. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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