Pork Korma With Potatoes and Spinach

Thickened with ground almonds and yogurt, this minced meat dish is rich and creamy yet not as indulgent as traditional Indian korma curries that are full of cream and ghee (clarified butter). Serve with warm chappatis or naan to mop up the delicious, aromatic sauce.

Number of servings : 4

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cooking time: 55 Minutes

Type of meal : | Main Courses | Main Courses

Special diet :


1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 large onions, sliced
1 lb lean minced pork
2 garlic cloves, crushed
8 green cardamoms, crushed and pods discarded
1 tbsp cumin seeds
600ml low-sodium chicken stock, hot
1 1/2 lbs small new potatoes, scrubbed and halved
2 tsp cornflour
1 cup low-fat natural yogurt
3/4 cup  ground almonds
250g baby spinach
1/4 cup toasted flaked almonds


1 Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan or flameproof casserole. Add the onions and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes until softened and lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

2 Add the pork, garlic, cardamom and cumin seeds. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes until the meat has broken up and changed colour. Return about half the onions to the pan, pour in the stock and bring back to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 15 minutes.

3 Stir in the potatoes and bring back to simmering point, then cover and cook for about 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

4 Meanwhile, blend the cornflour with 6 tbsp of the yoghurt and the ground almonds to make a paste. Stir this mixture into the curry and bring just to the boil, stirring. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute until slightly thickened. Season to taste.

5 Fold the spinach leaves through the korma, reserving a few small leaves for garnishing, until they are just wilted and bright green. Mix the toasted flaked almonds with the remaining onions. Serve the curry drizzled with the remaining yoghurt and topped with the almonds, onions and reserved spinach leaves.

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