You don’t need to miss out on your fave curry with our slimming-friendly Chicken Korma Curry – perfect if you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers!
You won’t believe how good this is, the flavours and texture are just like the takeaway version.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
In fact, our small army of “Nommers” aka our taste testers, say it’s better than from the Indian takeaway! Now that is saying something, eh?
If you’re planning an Indian inspired feast, why not try some of our other curry recipes!
How many Calories are in this Chicken Korma Curry?
There are 337 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Chicken Korma Curry. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This dish is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Chicken Korma Curry suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Stock cubes
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Korma Curry?
This Chicken Korma Curry has 3 Points per portion. That’s a whopping saving on a takeaway restaurant bought version!
How to make this Chicken Korma Curry
This recipe is easier to make than you might first think! Here’s a summary;
- Microwave the butternut squash and carrot until soft
- Fry the onion, garlic and ginger and add to a food processor along with the other ingredients for the sauce and the cooked butternut squash/carrot
- Blitz until smooth
- Add the sauce to the frying pan along with the chicken and remaining ingredients
- Cook with a lid on until the chicken is almost cook
- Add the peppers and cook for a few minutes until they have become tender
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Chicken Korma Curry?
Any of the following go really well with this curry. Any of these side dishes would work be perfect!
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken Korma Curry?
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There are a few ingredients which make this Chicken Korma Curry taste as good as the real deal.
To get that coconut flavour, we use coconut flour and coconut essence. Try to find a coconut flour which has been “defatted” as this will reduce the calories. You can pick up coconut flour and coconut essence at most large supermarkets or on Amazon.
If you don’t have coconut flour you could use Almond flour or even normal plain flour. Just check the nutritional values of whatever flour you use as they can vary depending on the brand.
If you don’t use flour and the Reduced Fat Margarine Spread – this Chicken Korma Curry will split. You really don’t want it to split!
Can you cook Chicken Korma Curry another way?
Yes! You can cook this recipe in a couple of ways – on the hob, or in the slow cooker.
Hob: 30 minutes or so – see further instructions in the recipe card below.
Slow Cooker: 5-6 hours – see further instructions in the recipe card below.
How do you know when Chicken Korma Curry is cooked?
This recipe is cooked when the chicken is completely cooked through.
This should take approx 30 minutes on the hob.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Chicken Korma Curry in the fridge?
Once you’ve made this recipe, you should ideally eat is straight away.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chicken Korma Curry in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Chicken Korma Curry?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Chicken Korma Curry?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!