The Best Chicken Korma Recipe I’ve Ever Tasted!

Best Chicken Korma Recipe

The Best Chicken Korma Recipe

If you’ve been spending hours crawling the internet, looking for the best chicken korma recipe ever, this recipe will not disappoint. Our homemade masterpiece combines authentic Indian tastes, with yummy goodness that even my two fussy eaters couldn’t refuse!

I’m an exhausted mum of two, and I battle everyday to get nutritious healthy food into my little ones. The entire process is usually full of drama. But not with this little non-spicy number. It was an immediate thumbs up from both of them (phew!). I celebrated so much, that I concluded my parenting job was officially done. They can now fly the nest, with me safe in the knowledge that they’ll enjoy the delights of the best chicken korma curry recipe forever! (Just for the record, they’re only 5 and 7. I’m not letting them leave home just yet!).

Indian Cuisine
Indian Cuisine

Easy Chicken Korma Recipe

I’m no super chef, but I’m certainly not a bad cook either!

My main skills revolve around my Online Fitness Coach business. One part of this role is making sure that my clients eat healthy nutritious food. I want the people I train to enjoy eating meals. It is extremely important to me that they do not see mealtimes as a chore. Food is there to be enjoyed, not suffered.

My philosophy is that you should try everything. However, if you don’t like a particular food, stop eating it! There are always alternative foods offering the same benefits. Don’t limit yourselves to a restrictive diet, but do consider the food you fuel your body with. The food you fuel your body with directly impacts your mind, body and ability to maintain a fitness regime. For instance, convenience food high in fat will not give you the energy to complete a workout!

Anyway, enough about that. As you will have gathered, I’m not a chef. Nor do I claim to be! I do however enjoy sharing my healthy nutritious recipes with the world, to enable you as individuals to make the right choices for your own personal situation.

I’m not a fan of complicated faffy recipes. I don’t have the time, nor patience for that matter. I’m amazed by others that do, but, that isn’t me. So, if I’m telling you this is an easy chicken korma recipe, you best believe it!

If you love chicken curries and have some leftover roast chicken, take a look at my “Leftover Chicken Curry” recipe. I hate wasting food, so incorporated my leftover Sunday roast chicken into an awesome curry creation.

Nutritious Meals
Nutritious Meals

Korma Paste Recipe

Most curry recipes tell you to add korma paste into your cooking. Obviously, this isn’t exactly helpful to the average reader unless you just happen to have korma paste sat in your pantry. With this is mind, I have included a specific korma paste recipe within my instructions. The paste is 100% homemade, so you will know exactly what you are putting into your mouth.

If you are not a fan of certain ingredients, it’s ok to miss some out. However, before doing this, please consider what impact this might have upon the overall taste of your meal. Will the result still achieve the best chicken korma recipe ever? Or, will your recipe change result in it tasting slightly average?

A good example of this for me is cumin. I simple hate the stuff!! I seriously considered not including it within my korma paste recipe below, but reminded myself that it is a critical ingredient within Indian cuisines. Excluding it would have detrimental effects upon the overall dishes flavours.


Korma Sauce Recipe

I’m a massive fan of homemade food. Don’t get me wrong, convenience sauce jars have their place in today’s busy world. We often use them in our home when we want to whip up a quick meal for the family.

But, if you want a great korma sauce recipe and the ingredients are sat in your pantry, why not try making the sauce yourself? It’s easier than you think!

Many people panic that creating sauces from scratch is complicated, and hard work. Let me set the record straight. It really isn’t difficult to create homemade sauces. All you have to do is follow our instructions below, and within minutes you will have created an amazingly tasty homemade sauce. A further benefit is that making the sauce from scratch often costs significantly less than store bought ones.

So go on … start creating the best korma sauce recipe now!

Homemade Food Is Best
Homemade Food Is Best

Easy Chicken Korma Recipe With Coconut Milk

A common ingredient within Indian cuisines is coconut milk. This is because of the creamy texture and taste that it adds to your dish. 

A familiar substitute to coconut milk, which offers the same creamy texture, is Greek Yoghurt. Greek yoghurt is advantageous because it contains less calories than coconut milk, making the curry healthier.

In this recipe we have opted to use 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt. Don’t be afraid to switch things up from time to time, according to your taste and pantry preferences!

Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk

Best Chicken Korma Recipe

Best Chicken Korma Recipe

Best chicken korma recipe, ever! Our easy homemade Indian cuisine is packed full of tasty flavours. This simple recipe is family friendly & quick to make.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


Korma Paste

  • 6 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tsp Dried Coriander
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
  • 3 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 70ml Sunflower Oil

Korma Sauce and Curry

  • 1 Onion & 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 200g 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 5 tbsp Sultanas
  • 400ml Chicken Stock
  • 1/4 tsp Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 400g Can of Chickpeas
  • 320g Basmati Rice
  • 1 Knob of Butter & 4 tbsp Water


Meal Preparation

  1. Finely slice onion
  2. Peel and crush garlic cloves
  3. Cut pepper in half. Remove seeds, then slice into chunks.
  4. Place basmati rice into a sieve. Wash thoroughly under running water, until cloudy water runs clear.
  5. Slice chicken breasts into mouth-sized pieces
  6. Boil kettle
  7. Make chicken stock using boiling water.
  8. Boil saucepan of water (ready for rice)

Korma Paste

  1. Place cumin seeds into deep frying pan, then cook over a moderate heat for 2 minutes. Stir the seeds regularly so that they do not burn.
  2. Combine the cooked cumin seeds, ground coriander, turmeric, paprika, tomato puree, garlic and ginger in Nutribullet Blender. Blitz the ingredients for 5-10 seconds.
  3. Add sunflower oil to your blender, to help the ingredients blend into a smooth paste. You will need to scrape the paste off the inside walls of the Nutribullet blender, before continuing to blitz the ingredients. Stop when a smooth paste is created.
  4. Tip: Add more sunflower oil during the blending process, if required.

Korma Sauce and Curry

  1. Place onion, garlic and ginger into Nutribullet blender. Blitz ingredients into a paste.
  2. Empty paste (made in step 1) into a deep frying pan. Add water, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add Korma Paste (above) to the frying pan, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Stir regularly.
  4. Add chicken to frying pan, and mix until the chicken is covered in paste.
  5. Add 400ml chicken stock, caster sugar, chickpeas and sultanas to the frying pan. Mix ingredients well.
  6. Cook basmati rice for 12 minutes. Tip: Do not over cook the rice, as it will lose it's consistency, and start sticking together.
  7. Cook pepper in separate frying pan, for 5 minutes
  8. Simmer frying pan ingredients for 10 minutes, or until your chicken is completely cooked.
  9. Once cooked, remove frying pan from the heat. Pour yoghurt into pan, and mix thoroughly.
  10. Remove rice from heat, once cooked.
  11. Empty rice into a sieve. Pour boiling water over cooked rice, to remove the starch. Add a knob of butter to the rice, and mix well until rice is coated in butter.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 706Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 272mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 12gSugar: 20gProtein: 38g
Please note that nutritional information isn't always accurate.

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