Fast & Easy Korma Curry Recipe (Kid-Friendly & Family Approved!)
by Mona Fe on Feb 04, 2023
It’s Friday and you’re thinking of ordering some takeaway to satisfy that creamy craving for Indian food. And then you remember, wait a minute, there’s something better! Why not opt for a super quick, and healthy fakeaway!
Over at the WMBT HQ, we love us a hearty dish. And nothing hits the spot quite like Korma Curry! It packs a flavourful punch that’s just as good as any takeaway from your neighborhood’s Indian restaurant --- and it feeds the entire family, from baby to baby Daddy.
The best part is, it takes all of 10 minutes to get this tasty culinary treat on the plate and into hungry tummies.
Korma has always been one of our favourite go-to dishes --- it’s also a creative yet simple dish to introduce spice into your babies’ diet. Ground coriander, cumin, turmeric for the bubbas and you can also opt for chili flakes for the adults who prefer it with little heat.
Freezing And Storage
This Korma Curry Recipe gets another check on a busy mum’s playbook because it’s a brilliant dinner to freeze! Especially when I place them in cute little silicone moulds like the WMBT freeze & bake poddies. With 25 perfectly portioned, snack-sized pods, it just makes life so much easier! This sanity-saving storage also makes it super easy to stack up, saving on space especially if you have a small freezer.
Picture this mums, no leftovers to worry about taking up space in your fridge. Plus, you’ll have tons of no-sweat meals your family will love to have on rotation.
So when time seems to be ticking faster than usual and dinner needs to be on the table ASAP, you can just pop out 2-3 poddies for an amazingly quick meal.
Just pour over your favourite veggies, meat, or tofu and you will have tummies filled in less than 10 minutes! You can go right ahead and have an enjoyable meal with your family minus the rush.
Top Tips to Level Up Your Korma
Now this Korma Curry Paste recipe is already fantastic on its own, especially paired with a nicely warmed naan bread. I kid you not, the little munchkins over at the WMBT HQ gobble this right up, licking their plates clean along the way (high five!).
Here are some other great ways to enjoy this incredibly rich, tasty dish!
CHICKEN & CHICKPEAS
Cube the chicken so it is 1-2 cm pieces and drain the chickpeas. Add as instructed in the recipe below and serve over a bed of hot rice for a completely filling, protein-packed meal.
SIDE DISH IT
And because I make it a point to road test my recipes, here’s another happy discovery --- our tiny humans love a good spread! Serve this paste with a variety of side dishes like sliced carrots, cucumbers, and even yoghurt.
Swap out the meats for tofu and serve with steamed rice, green veggies, or my personal favourite, some roasted cauliflower.
You can also try this recipe with chopped vegetables such as red pepper, carrots, peas or sweetcorn.
When you add in your blitzed coconut cream and tomatoes, remember to let it simmer gently on low heat. High heat might cause it to lose its luscious texture, making your curry thin and runny. *Gasp!*
Get the Kids Involved
It doesn’t take much to get this Korma Curry Paste prepped and frozen, so it’s also a fun activity for your kids to get involved in! It’s a great recipe to let tiny hands help, especially for the blitzing! Simply gather all the ingredients beforehand so they can take turns throwing the spices into the blender.
Makes 6 Mini Poddies | Prep10 minutes
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 5 cm piece of ginger, roughly chopped
- 2 tsp cumin seeds, toasted
- 2 tsp coriander seeds, toasted
- 1 tsp garam masala
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- ½ tsp chilli flakes, optional*
- 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 2 tbsp cashews, soaked for 10 minutes
- 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Place all ingredients into a high-speed food processor and blitz until you have a coarse paste.
Transfer to We Might Be Tiny Mini Poddies and freeze for up to 3 months.
When ready to use, simply pop out two Mini Poddies of paste and sauté in a large pan with onions and meat/veggies of choice before pouring in a tin of coconut milk and tin of tomatoes (blitzed in the food processor until smooth) to simmer until sauce thickens.
Enjoy served with rice or naan bread.
Omit the chilli if feeding little ones.
I don't think there are any particularly unusual spices in the list, garam masala may be the one that is not as common in people's pantries. You will likely find this in the spice section or international section of a well-stocked supermarket. Or, even better is to pay a visit to your local Indian grocery or international specialty shop.
Garam masala adds a level of warmth, sweetness and floral notes. It’s a beautifully fragrant spice, as well as flavourful. So this Korma Curry Paste is the perfect hearty, healthy dish to put big smiles on tiny faces when there’s an extra chill in the air.
And guess what mums, if you like this recipe, you will enjoy the other eight included in WMBT’s soon-to-be-released book, "Tiny Mid Week Hacks". Where you’ll find many different ways to rock kitchen preps for your family. So be sure to check that one out, too!
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