Oven Baked Pasanda Curry

  • 5MINS
  • 45MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 191KCAL

Our twist on this classic takeaway curry uses some clever swaps which makes it great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories191
  • Carbs4g
  • Protein33g
  • Fat4.8g
  • Saturates0.8g
  • Sugars2.3g

Oven Baked Chicken Pasanda - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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This is one of our favourite curries to order from the takeaway, but it’s normally packed full of calories and Points.  Our version uses a few smart swaps to keep all of the flavours and creaminess, without the high fat and calorie content!

This Oven Baked Pasanda Curry takes almost no time to prepare and is a one pot recipe, so you won’t need to worry about heaps of washing up!  You can use whichever light cream cheese you want for this dish and it would even work with light mascarpone cheese.  Quark and yoghurt may split in the oven when baked, however, so we’d recommend avoiding these.

We think that our Oven Baked Pasanda Curry is delicious when served with loads of fluffy rice or any of our Fakeaway accompaniments for a guilt-free weekend treat!

What diets is this Oven Baked Pasanda Curry suitable for?

This Oven Baked Pasanda Curry is suitable for gluten free diets (but please double check that all of your ingredients such as ground almonds are gluten free!).

It can be made suitable for dairy free diets by swapping the following ingredients out for dairy free alternatives;

  • Lightest cream cheese

You can also make this recipe suitable for vegetarian diets by replacing the following ingredients with vegetarian substitutes;

  • Chicken breast
  • Chicken stock pot

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Oven Baked Pasanda Curry recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Oven Baked Pasanda Curry?

You’ll need to make sure that you’re using a granulated sweetener which is a like-for-like weight to sugar.  There are lots of high quality granulated sweeteners out there which you can find in your local supermarket or over on Amazon, such as Canderel Sugarly, Natvia or Sukrin.  If you choose to use a powdered sweetener, you’ll need to check the weight ratio to sugar first.

Hints & Tips

Below we added some of our communities most common hints and tips. We hope you find them useful.

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Easy to cook and tasty. Would like it a bit more saucy!
I used lactose free cream cheese and worked perfectly.
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I fi d this yhe easiest recipe with no real prep
I add a slightly extra of the mild curry, tastes so good! Leave out to stand for a few minutes.
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Easy to make, mild korma-like curry.
Add some chilli's if you like more 'kick'.
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Easy recipe that tastes delicious.
I used a small wrap, to make a bowl. To make bowl, spray an ovenproof bowl with fry light, and push wrap to line bowl, place in oven 180°fan for about 10-15mins. Take out of oven, remove from bowl and leave to cool. Fill with your filling and enjoy.
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A very easy recipe, even my OH found it easy and he is no cook lol. Very versatile recipe, can be used as a jacket topping, with pasta or with rice. Meat choice can be changed😊 batch cook and freeze in portions.
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Lovely dish
I added extra curry powder and some garam masala.
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Would prefer spicier curry but still very nice.
Cooked the bhajis in Ninja Duel 18 minutes on bake .
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So simple to make and tasty!
I added a little extra curry powder to taste but this is a super simple delicious and quick to make curry!
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Very tasty, 10/10
I added some cornflour to the stock when it was time to bake in the oven to make a more thicker consistency.
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Recipe was easy to do, such a beautiful mild flavoured dish
This was so lovely, I made a double lot so that I could freeze it. Delicious with plain basmati rice and edame beans
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Simple and a delicious mild curry
Use a mandoline to slice your red onion quickly, thinly and evenly. Serve with farmer's market bhajis or samosas for a curry house vibe!
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Better on day 2!
I mixed all the dry ingredients together before coating the chicken to make sure it was evenly mixed

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‘Takeaway quality! One of the quickest and easiest meals to prepare. You can easily fool people into believing that you've been preparing and cooking for hours.’

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You’ll need an ovenproof dish for this recipe.  If you don’t already have one, then this one from Amazon is a good option.

There are a range of granulated sweeteners that you can find in the supermarket including Canderel Sugarly and Natvia.  We use Sukrin which you can pick up over on Amazon.

How many calories are in this Oven Baked Pasanda Curry?

There are 191 calories per portion in this Oven Baked Pasanda Curry, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Oven Baked Pasanda Curry 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.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Place the chicken, herbs, spices, sweetener and ground almonds into an ovenproof dish and mix to ensure the chicken is coated evenly in the spices. Scatter over the onion slices.

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Step 2

Pour over the stock and place into the oven for 40 minutes.

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Step 3

Take out of the oven and carefully stir in the cream cheese. Sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top and pop back in the oven for another 5 minutes, until the almonds have started to become golden.

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Step 4

Remove from the oven and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Serve with a portion of rice, or your choice of accompaniment!

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This Oven Baked Pasanda Curry is delicious served with lots of fluffy rice or any of the following Fakeaway accompaniments:

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How do you know when this Oven Baked Pasanda Curry is cooked?

You need to cook this Oven Baked Pasanda Curry for around 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, the sauce has thickened and the almonds on top are golden.

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 this Oven Baked Pasanda Curry in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Oven Baked Pasanda Curry in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Oven Baked Pasanda 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 this Oven Baked Pasanda Curry?

From chilled: Reheat in the microwave for 5 minutes – you may need to add a little extra light cream cheese to avoid it splitting.

From frozen:  Defrost thoroughly and then reheat in the microwave for 5 minutes.  You may need to add a little extra light cream cheese to avoid it splitting.

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Oven Baked Pasanda Curry

Our twist on this classic takeaway curry uses some clever swaps which makes it great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    45 MINS
  • KCals 191
  • Carbs 4G

Ingredients

  • 500 g diced chicken breast
  • 120 g red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 0.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds
  • 0.5 tsp granulated sweetener
  • 250 ml chicken stock (made with 1 chicken stock pot and 250ml of boiling water)
  • 2 tbsp lightest cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Place the chicken, herbs, spices, sweetener and ground almonds into an ovenproof dish and mix to ensure the chicken is coated evenly in the spices. Scatter over the onion slices.
  2. Pour over the stock and place into the oven for 40 minutes.
  3. Take out of the oven and carefully stir in the cream cheese. Sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top and pop back in the oven for another 5 minutes, until the almonds have started to become golden.
  4. Remove from the oven and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Serve with a portion of rice, or your choice of accompaniment!

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MaxineWednesday 25th May 2022

Delicious! I added spinach, cauliflower and mushrooms……absolutely perfect

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    HollyThursday 26th May 2022

    Hi Maxine, thanks so much for your message we are so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

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Susan AndersonSunday 8th May 2022

I made this tonight and it is a great start. Next time I will add veggies and perhaps some corn starch to thicken the sauce.

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    HollyMonday 9th May 2022

    Hey Susan, so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe! We have an article HERE which talks through how to thicken stews and sauces. Hope that helps!

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Carla MulvaneyMonday 28th February 2022

Could you use crème Fraiche or lighter cream instead of soft cream cheese?

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    HollyTuesday 1st March 2022

    Hi Carla, you could swap the cream cheese for quark, mascarpone or as you have said crème fraiche. I think light pourable cream would make the mixture a little too runny. Hope that helps!

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