Chicken Korma Curry

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.

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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.

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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

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  • 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

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  • Blitz until smooth

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  • 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

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  • 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!

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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.

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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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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
On the Stove
  1. Place the diced butternut squash & carrot in a bowl along with 2 tbsp of water. Cover with clingfilm and microwave for 7-8 minutes until soft.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a frying pan with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and gently heat. Fry the ginger, onion and garlic until the onion has browned.
  3. Once browned, empty the pan into a food processor (or bowl if you have a stick blender) along with the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, 2 chicken stock cubes, coconut flour, and the cooked carrot and butternut squash (including the water in the bowl) - blitz until smooth.
  4. Spray a large pan with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and gently heat. Pour the mixture from the food processor into it along with… the lime juice, reduced fat margarine spread, the spice mix, granulated sweetener, yogurt and coconut essence. Stir Well.
  5. Add the raw diced Chicken. Simmer with the lid on for 20 mins making sure to stir often. You may need to add a little water depending on your desired thickness of the sauce.
  6. Once the 20 minutes are up, add the sliced peppers and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  7. Taste and enjoy! If you'd like it more creamy, just add a little more yogurt.
In the Slow Cooker
  1. Place the diced butternut squash & carrot in a bowl along with 2 tbsp of water. Cover with clingfilm and microwave for 7-8 minutes until soft.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a frying pan with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and gently heat. Fry the ginger, onion and garlic until the onion has browned.
  3. Once browned, empty the pan into a food processor (or bowl if you have a stick blender) along with the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, 2 chicken stock cubes, coconut flour, and the cooked carrot and butternut squash (including the water in the bowl) - blitz until smooth.
  4. Empty the paste into the slow cooker and add all the other ingredients except the peppers. Cook for 5 to 6 hours on normal/medium.
  5. In the last 30 minutes add the peppers. Enjoy!

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RECIPE NOTES

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Need help converting the temperature for your oven? 

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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.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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29 Comments
  1. Alternative method

    If you have a soup maker you can use that.

    Saute onions garlic and ginger till light brown. Add spices. Cook out for 5 mins. Put in Soup makers with every thing else except chicken.
    Put on smooth cycle.

    Transfer to pan. Add chicken. boil for 15-20 mins. add peppers and Jobs done.`

  2. Made this tonight for the whole family. My son was a little late arriving, so I popped his portion into takeaway containers.
    I was so chuffed as he didn’t realise it was home made.
    A delicious, thick, creamy texture and took 45 mins from prep start to eating.

    Easy to make. I will definitely make this again –
    And soon too.

  3. Unfortunately, I cant eat BNS as its on my list of no-no foods for my IBS. Can you perhaps suggest an alternative? Many thanks for such a gorgeous recipe!

  4. Oh wow! I used sweet potato as couldn’t find my bns in the bottom of the freezer, but i don’t think it mattered. This recipe is ruddy lovely. Even my husband, who hates curry, cleared his plate. Thank you, I will be doing this again and again.

  5. I’ve just made this. As a new mum I need things to be super quick, I used the instant pot adjusting the method slightly. I add loads of veg too – cauliflower, mushrooms, root veg. All the veg was frozen – Asda’s scratch cook – tasted amazing and not difficult to do. I used the one pan and my vitamix blender to blitz the spices first when it was dry, then everything went in after. Thank you for taste testing and saving me the trouble. I’ve had some epic fails with SW recipes, watery or tasteless and it costs money and time that could be spent elsewhere! This recipe was spot on. Thank you

  6. Hi,
    Can I leave the onions out of this recipe?

    I’m going to make this afternoon afternoon reading all the fantastic comments

    Thanks
    Aimee

  7. Made this tonight and adapted It to be dairy free for my daughters dietary needs. All I can say is AMAZING!!
    Exactly how a korma should be. Was reluctant to try it after trying many low fat curry dishes which have disappointed us.
    Definitely added to our favourites and look forward to having it again already.
    Enjoyed by all the family

    Thanks PON for another brilliant recipe!

    1. it does taste pretty good but Janey is right that it is better home made. I struggled with the cardamom as I could only get pods and couldn’t grind finely enough

  8. Hi this was the first time I have tried making any curry from scratch and OMG it is absolutely delicious. Nicer than any korma jar curry I’ve had and on a par with the korma we have had in a local indian buffet. Thank you so much for the recipe. Im going to see if you have a recipe for a Chicken Tikka curry now.

  9. Made today using the slow cooker instructions, it really is a good curry somewhere between a korma and plain curry sauce. The consistency is authentic and we made 7 decent size portions out of it as well! Will definitely make again.

  10. I’ve just made this curry and it was lovely, I added a few more chillies and because i couldn’t get any I used lemon instead of Lime, vanilla yoghurt instead of coconut and I didn’t put garlic in as kids n hubby hate garlic. The best curry I’ve made SW style and will definitely be making again.

  11. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. It is honestly the best curry I’ve ever made and tasted and looked just like the takeaway version. It was also quicker to make than waiting on a delivery to arrive.
    My 4 children all enjoyed it and cleaned their plates – a true thumbs up from this household! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  12. Hi
    I have no fresh ginger (snowed out)
    is there an alternative?I have fresh onions, garlic, spring onions, celery and dried ginger (well an absolute array of spices…)

  13. I do not have a microwave? Would I be ok to boil to carrots and butternut squash to soften them to then be able to blend them or would this not work? Or could I put them in the oven??
    Thanks xx

  14. Hi, I’m going to try this recipe tomorrow in my slow cooker, just wondered about it splitting if the yoghurt goes in at the start?

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