Wussy Chicken Korma

I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to curries and plus cooking for child, I lay off the spice. The good thing about making your own paste or sauce is that you put in as little or as much spice as you like. If you add too much or if you are cooking for children, try putting natural yoghurt or a squeeze of lemon on top after serving. The ingredients for the paste are things I usually have in the cupboard.

Serves 4

Ingredients for the paste: 

1 tsp coriander 

1 tsp cumin

2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped 

2cm fresh ginger, finely grated

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp garam masala 

2 tbsp oil 

1 tbsp tomato purée 

2-3 tsp mild chilli power

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until it is all mixed together. 

Ingredients for curry: 

Korma paste 

2-3 chicken breasts, cut into chunks 

1 400ml tin of coconut milk

1 400g tin of chickpeas, drained

100ml chicken stock 

1 onion, finely chopped 

2 tsp coriander 


  1. Heat a little oil in a large saucepan and fry onions until soft. Add the chicken, korma paste, coriander, chicken stock, chickpeas and coconut milk. You can add any extra chillies at this point.
  2. Bring to the boil and then let it simmer for 25-30 so that the sauce can reduce. Stir frequently so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.

16 thoughts on “Wussy Chicken Korma”

  1. Haha – love the name for this recipe! It sounds delicious too. Weirdly, I live in Nottingham and we have very much been experiencing the heatwave – but I had curry last night! 🙂

    1. Thanks! I’m a bit of a drama queen when it comes to spice plus both the children wouldn’t eat something too spicy but it’s still flavoursome for the adults. It’s rained every day since the heatwave in sunny Cornwall ha!

  2. MMMM this looks right up my street! I can never get enough curry – love the idea of adding chickpeas to a korma, I’ll definitely be trying this one out. Thanks for sharing #foodpornthursdays

  3. Love the name! My husband and I love our curries HOT but unfortunately our boys don’t share our love for chilies! I must try your recipe out on the boys, I’m sure they will love it. #foodpornthursdays

    1. I don’t like hot curry but my other half does! I’ve started to make it hotter but then stir in natural yogurt and a squeeze of lemon into mine and the kids so we are all happy!

  4. Ha! Love the title. We’re a spice divided house too and 2 of 5 of us just can’t handle the heat. Pinned and on the menu for next month 🙂 #foodpornthursdays

  5. Sounds yummy! I have to make things without too much spice for my girls but I tend to add chilli flakes etc on top for my husband & I.

  6. Looks gorgeous! Ireland hasn’t gotten the summer memo either so I’ll be trying your recipe out one day soon! Thanks so much for linking up with #foodpornthursdays x

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