500g/1lb 2oz spinach leaves, washed

4 tbsp vegetable oil

3 cardamom pods

2 bay leaves

5cm/2in piece cinnamon stick

3-4 red chilies, pricked with a knife

2cm/¾in piece ginger, peeled and chopped

1 tbsp garlic infused oil

3 large tomatoes, cut into quarters

800g/1lb 12oz chicken pieces, skin removed

2 tsp ground coriander

1½ tsp low FODMAP curry powder

salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 tbsp plain low FODMAP yogurt, stirred

basmati rice, cooked according to packet instructions, to serve


In a food processor, blend the spinach to a purée using one or two tablespoons of water to loosen the mixture. Set aside.

Heat the vegetable oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the cardamom pods, bay leaves and cinnamon and fry for 20-30 seconds.

Add the chilies and continue to fry for 4-5 minutes, or until caramelised. Meanwhile, blend the ginger, garlic infused and tomatoes to a smooth paste in the food processor.

When the chilies have softened, add the paste, chicken pieces and remaining spices to the pan and stir well to combine. Season, to taste, with salt and simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring regularly.

Add the lactose free yogurt, stir well and continue to simmer the mixture until the sauce has thickened and almost dried out.

Stir in the spinach purée and continue to simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked through. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then serve with rice.

Recipe adapted from: Good Food

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