Slimline Chicken Korma

A delicious chicken korma which buts down on fat, but not on flavour! 

I love a creamy, buttery curry, but I do accept that these are only things that can be eaten very occasionally if you are on a weight-loss journey. You can still enjoy your favourite curries, you just need to make a few simple changes- and they still taste great! This Slimming World friendly chicken korma is an easy recipe and to me it still really feels like a treat, although it is only 1.5 syns per portion!

I have used coconut powder in this because it gives that lovely coconut milk flavour, but the consistency keeps the sauce for this curry creamy and not watery (often the reduced fat coconut milk is very watery). Coconut is also a great, low syn option for Slimming World, it is just 2 syns per tsp, and you don’t need to use a lot to get that fantastic flavour!

Coconut powder is not such a hard ingredient to find as you might think- you can find it in the ‘Cooks Ingredients’ section in Waitrose, Sainsburys stock it in some stores in their ‘World Food’ section, Holland and Barratt sell it, as do most health food shops. You can even get it on Amazon!

Once you have sourced it there are lots of recipes you can use it in- curries, soups, cakes! Coconut powder is also gluten-free, dairy- free and vegan.

Are you looking for more Slimming World friendly curry dishes? Why not try:

The best healthy baked onion bhajis

sweet potato onion bhajis Slimming world syn free

Spinach and carrot pilau rice

Spinach and carrot pilau rice slimming world friendly

Healthy Beef Madras

Slimming world beef madras with lentils

My Recipe

Serves: 4
Syns: 1.5 per portion
Healthy Extra:


  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of peeled ginger
  • 2 onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 150g fat free natural yoghurt
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp coconut milk powder
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 300ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds
  • Fry Light
  • Coriander to garnish


  1. Use a food processor to finely blend the onion, ginger and garlic.
  2. Stir fry the onion mix for about 8 minutes using Fry light
  3. Add in the spices (chilli, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, pepper) and stir through, cooking for about 2 minutes
  4. Add in the water and bring up to a simmer. Stir in the coconut milk powder and the ground almonds
  5. In a seperate frying pan, fry the chicken just enough to cook so no pink is showing. Add it into the curry sauce. Leave on a simmer
  6. In a small pan, gently heat through the yoghurt- don't let it simmer, but once it is warmed through, add it to the curry sauce.
  7. Simmer gently for about 30-40 minutes, until the chicken is tender and cooked through. Stir occasionally and add a little more water if it seems to be getting too dry.
  8. Serve garnished with chopped coriander

Additional Info

3 Replies to "Slimline Chicken Korma"

  • Linda 7th April 2016 (10:17 pm)

    This looks and sounds fabulous, made with real ingredients and like a real Indian curry should be. I shall definitely be giving this recipe a try . x

  • Julie Haresign 24th September 2016 (11:24 am)

    Hi Pippa, are you able to freeze this please? Love your blog btw, really gives me ideas.

    • theslimmingfoodie 14th October 2016 (9:00 am)

      Hi Julie, yes you can freeze this! Thank-you for the feedback, so glad you like the blog 🙂