Indian Takeaway Chicken Korma Curry

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READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Catherine H.

This recipe is for a British Indian Restaurant standard Chicken Korma. It's rich, sweet, creamy and full of flavour! There are two parts to this recipe: first, the curry gravy base and second, the sauce that gives it that magic chicken korma taste. The curry base is very versatile and can be used as a base for many different takeaway quality curries. The curry base part of the recipe actually makes 3 x 225ml of curry base and can be stored in three separate containers and put in the fridge or freezer for another time or another curry!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the curry base: Roughly chop the onions and place in a large saucepan with the garlic and ginger.
  2. Cover with water (approx 800ml), bring to the boil and cover.
  3. Continue to simmer on a low-medium heat for 30-35 minutes until much of the water has reduced.
  4. Stir in the salt, spices, tomato puree and 3 teaspoons of oil.
  5. Simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  6. Take the saucepan off the heat and use a hand blender or upright blender to blend into a smooth gravy.
  7. Divide the curry base into 3 x 225ml portions and store in the fridge or freezer.
  8. Now for the chicken korma part! Heat the 4 tablespoons of oil in a pan on a medium heat and cook the diced chicken breast until sealed.
  9. Add one portion of curry base (225ml) and stir on a medium heat for 2 minutes.
  10. Next, add the coconut powder, almond powder, sugar and stir for a further minute.
  11. Stir in the single cream and continue to simmer on a medium- low heat for 15 minutes, stirring often.
  12. Once the curry has thickened, turn off the heat, serve and enjoy!

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