25 g (1 oz) butter
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 150 g (5 oz) each
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2.5 cm (1 inch) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
3 tablespoons korma curry paste
4 tablespoons ground almonds
200 ml (7 fl oz) chicken stock
3 tablespoons double cream
3 tablespoons chopped coriander
salt and pepper
3 tablespoons toasted flaked almonds, to garnish
boiled rice, to serve 1


1.Preheat the slow cooker if necessary. Heat the butter in a large frying pan, add the chicken and fry on both sides until browned but not cooked through.
2.Lift out of the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to the slow cooker pot. Add the onion, garlic and ginger to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes, then stir in the cumry paste and cook for 1 minute.
3. Stir in the ground almonds, stock and salt and pepper and bring to the boil.
4.Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover with the lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until the chicken is tender and cooked through Stir in the cream and chopped coriander, replace the lid and cook, still on low, for 15 minutes.
5. Slice the chicken. Spoon on to rice-lined plates and sprinkle with the almonds.
6.FOR CREAMY PANEER KORMA, omit the chicken and fry 2 small, very finely chopped onions in 25 g (1 oz) butter until softened.
7.Add the garlic, ginger and curry paste, then stir in the ground almonds and stock and bring to the boil as above.
8.Drain and cut 450 g (14½ oz) paneer (Indian cheese) into 2 cm (4 inch) cubes, then add to the slow cooker pot with the sauce. Continue as above.

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