How to make Awesome Almond Curry

Nicola Halloran aka The Wonky Spatula gives us her take on this healthy snack - for more recipes, tips and tricks follow #GiveInToLiving

If you're in a hurry but don't want to compromise on taste, then curries can be the perfect dish to sort you out.

The Awesome Almond Curry is the right mix between a rich nutty flavour and gorgeous spice. It’s completely clean yet feels just a little naughty – perfect for lunch or dinner!

What you'll need:

  • 3 large chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 large white onion, finely sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, finely sliced
  • 1 thumb size piece of ginger, grated
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red chili, finely sliced
  • 150g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 3 heaped tbsp crunchy almond butter
  • Coconut oil


  1. In a large wok heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil and sauté the chicken for 4-6 minutes until lightly browned.
  2. Remove the chicken and set aside. Add a little more oil to the pan and sauté the onions.
  3. After about 1-2 minutes, when the onions have started to become translucent add in the garlic, chili, ginger, turmeric, garma masala and curry powder – mix thoroughly adding a tsp or so of water if necessary.
  4. Allow the onions and spices to cook for 2-3 minutes before adding the peppers and mushrooms.
  5. Once the peppers have started to soften add the chicken back into the wok followed by the almond butter.
  6. Give everything a good stir and add in the coconut milk, stirring again until it has fully combined.
  7. Allow the mixture to come to a gentle boil (you want it to start to bubble slightly around the edges) before reducing the heat and simmering for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce is rich and creamy.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Tip: This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo & Whole 30 Approved.

You can go to the Wonky Spatula for more info on healthy eating. Or follow Nicola on Twitter @thewonkyspatula

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