Lightened-up Chicken Korma Recipe

(347 ratings)

quick recipes-Chicken Korma-Woman&home
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories131 Kcal7%
Fat4 g6%
Saturated Fat2 g10%

Fancy a curry but trying your best to be healthy? With this low calorie recipe, you can get all the taste of a classic creamy chicken korma without any of the guilt – so there’s no need to miss out on curry night. In fact, it’s so tasty that it may just replace your usual curry recipe.

This curry recipe is made healthier by switching cream for Greek yogurt, which helps to lighten up the calories and fat but doesn’t compromise on the creamy flavour. With coconut, toasted flaked almonds, garlic and ginger to ramp up the flavour even more, this dish is really special. So whether you want a week night favourite or something to try for a treat at the weekend, it’s a great one to try this week.

This recipe serves four, so it’s the perfect family meal.



  1. In a saucepan, cook the onion in the oil on a low heat for 5 minutes. Add the curry paste, garlic, ginger and 100ml (4fl oz) water, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Season the chicken, add to the pan and fry for 2 minutes, then add 100ml (4fl oz) water, bring to a gentle simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir through the yogurt and sugar, and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
  3. To serve, stir through a little coconut, season and serve garnished with more coconut, almonds and coriander.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 2tbsp korma paste (we used Patak's)
  • 1tsp each chopped garlic and ginger
  • 300g (10oz) chicken breasts, diced
  • 100g (4oz) 2% Greek yogurt
  • ½tsp sugar
  • desiccated coconut, toasted flaked almonds and coriander, to serve