Quark Chicken & Veg Korma

Never heard of Quark? No, I hadn’t either until I happened to spot it in the dairy section of Aldi last week. I came home home and did a bit of research…..it turns out that Quark is pretty bloomin’ fantastic!

It tastes like cottage cheese, but it’s the consistency of natural yoghurt. Now for the best bit – it’s low in salt, low in fat and is really high in protein. Nutritionally, it stacks up much better than natural yoghurts – now i’m no health guru, but that sounds good right?

Now all I needed was some recipes to use it in. Like yoghurt, it has a slightly sour after taste so is best used with bigger flavours. What better flavour to use it with, than a lovely creamy Korma? The whole family loved this. It was so cheap and simple – Quark is only 75p a tub in Aldi.

So if you’re looking for a healthy family meal, give this a go. You may just find – like me – that you’ve discovered your new favourite ingredient!

Enjoy x

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Feeds 4

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 10 florets of broccoli
  • 7 chantenay carrots (cut length ways into thirds)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tub of quark
  • 400 ml tin light coconut milk
  • 200 ml boiling water mixed with 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 5cm fresh ginger finely chopped
  • olive oil
  1. Make the stock and leave to cool
  2. Cut the onion into thin slices. Fry in a little olive oil, on a medium heat for 10 minutes until soft.
  3. Cut the chicken breasts into slices. Add to the onions with the finely chopped garlic and fry for a further 5 minutes, turning regularly.
  4. Add the carrots and broccoli and fry for 5 minutes.
  5. Finally add all of the spices and ginger and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  6. Pour the coconut milk, quark and stock into large mixing bowl. Using a hand blender, mix, until smooth.
  7. Pour the sauce into the pan over the chicken and veg, simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the veg is tender.
  8. Serve with rice or naan bread.

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