Including how to make korma curry paste
If you are looking for an easy chicken korma recipe that is perfect for the whole family then this is for you. It’s a creamy chicken korma that isn’t at all spicy unless you want it to be.
What we love about this curry is that you can cook it in the slow cooker as well if you are short of time. It is a perfect curry recipe for those busy nights when you want to cook something healthy for the kids but don’t know what to cook.
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What should I have with chicken korma?
You can have whatever you want with a chicken korma. That’s the best thing about it. We normally have a mixture of:
If you like the idea of making your own homemade naan bread then you’ll need:
1x 7g sachet dried yeast
2 tsp golden caster sugar
300g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
5g tsp baking powder
150ml natural yogurt
Start by adding the white flour and yeast together with the sugar. Then add 125ml of warm water to the bowl with the baking powder then mix so all the contents come together.
Lay it on a floured surface and roll it out until it stops sticking. You may need to add a little bit of extra flour.
Cut into six to eight balls and flatten them.
Heat a hot pan (with no oil) and add them one at a time. They normally take about three minutes or so per side but keep an eye on them as they do burn easily.
Simple chicken korma recipe
This chicken korma recipe is based on four people sharing. We serve our chicken korma with homemade naan bread but you can have yours with rice or whatever you like!
You can also cook this in the slow cooker for five to six hours by adding the stock mixture as well.
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To make the chicken korma paste you’ll need:
2 garlic cloves
5g ground ginger
For the rest of the curry you’ll need:
10g tomato paste
200g chicken breast
2g chilli powder or garam masala if you prefer.
150ml double cream or coconut milk
300ml stock (optional)
Start by whizzing together the paste mixture.
Cut the chicken into small bitesize pieces and fry lightly until the inside is white.
Add the curry paste and fry for a minute or two.
Add all the spices, sugar and tomato paste and let it shimmer.
You may want to add a little stock or water if you find it sticking to the pan or if you like your curry a bit runnier.
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Reduce for five to ten minutes depending on how you like your curry.
You can then either add coconut milk and let that shimmer down as well or turn off the heat and add the double cream when you serve.
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- To make the chicken korma paste you'll need:
- 2 garlic cloves
- 5g ground ginger
- 2 onions
- For the rest of the curry you'll need:
- 10g tomato paste
- 2g sugar
- 200g chicken breast
- 2g cumin
- 2g paprika
- 2g turmeric
- 2g coriander
- 2g chilli powder or garam masala if you prefer.
- 150ml double cream or coconut milk
- 300ml stock (optional)
- Start by mixing the curry spice together.
- Mix the yogurt mixture and add the chicken and put to one side. This will help the chicken to stay moist.
- Fry off the onions and spices lightly. Add the stock and leave to boil.
- Add the chicken and the sauce and leave to boil. Remember to check the chicken.
- Cook the rice as per packet instructions.
Amount Per Serving Calories 566Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 133mgSodium 331mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 3gSugar 8gProtein 35g
Please check that this information is correct before you consume.