Back To Basics – Creamy Chicken Curry

Today I am starting a brand new series here on Everything Mummy – Back to Basics, each week I will be sharing with you a new recipe for no fuss home cooked food. I first moved out when I was pregnant with my eldest daughter and didn’t know how to cook a thing, all the recipes I’ll be sharing are ones I have learnt and tweaked along the way. I like to feed us and the girls as healthy as possible but we are also on a budget each week so these recipes will be child and purse friendly! 
I will also be looking for guest posters as the weeks go on so if you have a recipe you would like to feature please so send me an email.

My first recipe is a creamy chicken curry, very mild so perfect for the youngster but full of flavour!


  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts chopped into chunks
  • 300ml greek yogurt
  • 1 chicken stock cube dissolved in 200ml boiling water 
  • 1 onion diced 
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed 
  • half teaspoon of ground turmeric 
  • half a teaspoon of ground ginger 
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin 
  • 2 teaspoons of ground coriander 
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree 


  1. Fry the diced onion and garlic in 2 teaspoons of oil over a medium heat until soft.
  2. Turn the heat down to low and add all of your spices (this smells amazing!) stir continuously for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and continue to fry until lightly browned all over.
  4. Add the pepper.
  5. Next add your yogurt, I use greek yogurt because I’m a little obsessed with it but you could use an plain natural yogurt if you prefer. And stir.
  6. Add the chicken stock gradually stiring as you go.
  7. Finally add in the tomato puree and give it all a good stir.
  8. Let it cook over a low heat so its gently simmering for roughly 30 mins stirring every now and then. 
  9. When its cooked the sauce will be thickened up and the chicken will be cooked right through.
  10. Serve on rice with popadoms or naan bread (or both, I do!)
If you try out my recipe I’d love to hear how it went so tweet me a picture. 
Next week I will be sharing a simple spanish omelette so stay tuned for that!


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  1. October 27, 2014 / 10:04 pm

    Wow you went for it, fab! Sounds yummy too.

  2. October 28, 2014 / 8:17 am

    Sounds like a really useful series. It still amazes me how many people have never cooked before. Love spices and this sounds delicious.

    • October 30, 2014 / 8:38 pm

      it was only a few years ago an i was one of them! but its been fun learning along the way still am!

  3. October 28, 2014 / 6:47 pm

    This is our dinner! A bit different as I use coconut milk. Yum! #TastyTuesdays

    • October 30, 2014 / 8:38 pm

      mmm coconut milk sounds good! thanks x

  4. October 29, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    I love a creamy curry, in fact I tend to only want to eat them creamy, much to everyone’s dismay when they want something else! This sounds like a great series too – very helpful.

    • October 30, 2014 / 8:37 pm

      yes creamier the better and doesn’t feel quite so naughty using greek yogurt! xx

  5. October 30, 2014 / 11:00 am

    This looks lovely, I will have to try it as hubby loves curry

    • October 30, 2014 / 8:36 pm

      thank you, let me know how it goes! x

  6. November 1, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    Wow this looks delicious lovely! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays (please do add my badge or link back if you can)!

    • November 2, 2014 / 6:48 am

      thankyou, sorry thought i’d added the badge all done now 🙂 xx

  7. January 20, 2015 / 7:39 am

    Great series, a little late to joining the party but definitely keeping tuned! It’s something I’m looking at as well, especially cooking with the toddler as I want him to be able to cook and like it from a young age (unlike the husband!)

  8. January 30, 2015 / 9:19 am

    This is a great recipe, I’m going to share it on my facebook page. Like one of the comments above I really like your measuring spoons too. Your recipes are easy to follow and your pictures are fab. Glad I found you on #SoFoLo

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