What you'll need:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bitesize chunks
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 25g butter
  • 2 onions, very finely chopped
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 25g fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp mango chutney
  • 75g dried red split lentils
  • 800ml chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp single cream
  • Black pepper
  • 160g basmati rice, to serve

Time: 1 hour

Serves: 4


Method

First

Season the chicken breast pieces well with pepper, then fry in 1 tbsp of oil for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Set aside.

Second

Heat the remaining oil in the pan, add the butter and onions, and cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until softened and translucent. Stir in the garlic, the ginger, the curry powder and the turmeric, and cook for a minute more, stirring constantly.

Third

Add the lentils, stock, and mango chutney to the spiced onions, and bring up to a simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the lentils are really soft. Add the chicken pieces back to the pan, along with the cream, and simmer for a further 5 minutes.


Fourth

While your curry is thickening up and cooking through, cook the basmati rice according to the pack instructions. Drain well, and serve the curry with the rice, topped with a lashing of cream.

Wine Match

This korma deserves to be paired with a good Viognier from Languedoc, France such as the Gerard Bertrand 'Reserve Speciale' Viognier 2013. This wine is a winner with creamy Indian curries!  Happy cooking!


There you have it -- an easy recipe for Chicken Korma!

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