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Creamy Indian Chicken Curry

Creamy Indian Chicken Curry

with Basmati Rice

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Rich, creamy and aromatic – this mild curry has all the elements that make Indian food so delicious. Packed with flavour, it comes together superbly for a simple, yet sensational meal that's sure to please.

Unfortunately, this week's courgette was in short supply, so we've replaced it with baby spinach leaves. Don't worry, the recipe will be just as delicious!


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Total Time40 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

1 packet

basmati rice

(May be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)

1 unit


1 bag

baby spinach leaves

1 unit


1 bunch


1 knob


3 clove


1 packet

chicken thigh

1 packet

tandoori paste

1 tin

tomato paste

½ bottle

pure cream


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1.5 cup

water (for the rice)

2 tbs

water (for the sauce)

2 tsp

brown sugar

½ tsp


Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)3700 kJ
Fat42 g
of which saturates20.9 g
Carbohydrate80.7 g
of which sugars17.1 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein40.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1510 mg
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Large Non-Stick Pan
Medium Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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In a medium saucepan, add the water (for the rice) and bring to the boil. Add the basmati rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes.

TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!


While the rice is cooking, thinly slice the carrot (unpeeled) into half-moons. Roughly chop the tomato and coriander. Finely grate the ginger and garlic (or use a garlic press). Cut the chicken thigh into 2cm chunks.


In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook, tossing occasionally, until browned, 3-4 minutes.


Reduce the heat to medium and add the ginger and garlic to the frying pan. Cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the tandoori paste and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.


Add the carrot, tomato and water (for the sauce) to the frying pan and simmer until softened, 3 minutes. Add the pure cream (see ingredients list), brown sugar and the salt and simmer until the veggies are tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir through the baby spinach leaves until wilted, 1 minute.


Divide the basmati rice between bowls and top with the creamy Indian chicken curry. Garnish with the coriander.