Quick Chicken Korma for Jamie Oliver

December 1, 2014


No sooner than I had gone part time at work, that I got the call. Would I like to audition as new talent on celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s YouTube cookery Channel FoodTube? I dropped the phone, screamed inside, flew around the room just in time to master a composed, calm “yes”.

Now just let me break it down the way I should have.

Jamie Oliver first got me into cooking as a Naked Chef. I remember him cooking in a small kitchen and zipping around on his bike. Not only is he insanely talented, but also a food warrior bringing very important social issues to the front of our minds and the top of the political agenda.

Oh, and FoodTube has over a million subscribers. And features some amazing cooking talent.


It was an amazing experience, great fun and nerve wracking at the same time. So here I am, cooking my quick Chicken Korma for Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube. Please watch, and if you like it, give me a thumbs up and share it with your friends. If I go back, what can I cook for you? Let me know in a comment under the video.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


14 Responses to “Quick Chicken Korma for Jamie Oliver”

  1. Weekly Meal Plan: 5 easy family dinner recipes for the week ahead. Says:

    March 30th, 2018 at 11:03 am

    […] to order takeout? Put down the phone and whip up Mallika Basu’s Quick Chicken Korma instead! Don’t be afraid if you’ve never cooked Indian food before. This is a simple […]

  2. Reshom Majumdar Says:

    March 16th, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Really enjoyed watching this show.

    What is the best mincer/ small grinder for making ginger garlic paste or grinding a small quantity is masala? The one I brought in from India no longer works and I am struggling to find one in London.

    Thank you and best wishes,


  3. Lucie Loudová Says:

    March 16th, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    It looks perfect, I am gonna to cook it soon. Especially I look forward to the cashew cream..!

  4. Mallika Says:

    January 29th, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Hi Rubineto, delighted to hear! It’s a roti/chappati, and it’s available ready in shops and also from Indian takeaways. Unless you want to make your own of course. Good luck M x

  5. Rubineto Says:

    January 29th, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Hi, I am going to try your recipe this week end. I am French and I did not catch the name of the pancake you recommand to eat this dish with. Could you please tell me its name so I can try to find a recipe? Thank you very much.

  6. Mallika Says:

    November 5th, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Hey Aarti, that’s a hand blender with a chopper attachment. It’s a little miracloe machine and I would HIGHLY recommend you get one. SO many uses. Sending lots of Diwali love! x

  7. Aarti Says:

    October 23rd, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Looks amazing I am going to try it soon maybe for Diwali! Can I ask what is that dinky gadget you are using to make cashew cream? I’ve long been looking for a good blender to make a fine paste of coriander and mint (for chutney), in smallish quantity and wonder if this would work for taht? Thanks so much mallika!

  8. Mallika Says:

    December 2nd, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks so much guys!!

    Ann – delighted you get this in Australia. Enjoy the sunshine. IT’s freezing here…

    Lisa – don’t forget to leave me a comment please!

    Ishita – you are being wonderful, thanks so much for your support on Twitter and here. It feels wonderful

    Patricia – Inshallah! Thanks a ton lady x

    Laurie – thanks a ton for your lovely kind comments. I actually look forward to them now. Let me know how it goes

  9. Laurie MacBride Says:

    December 2nd, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Wonderful! Fun watching you on this video – you look totally relaxed BTW – and the chicken korma looks fabulous. Nice trick on the cashew cream – I will definitely give this a try. Thanks!

  10. Patricia Says:

    December 2nd, 2014 at 4:15 am

    Brilliant, Mallika! Can’t wait to try this recipe. May you be invited back to the Food Tube soon, and often…

  11. IshitaUnblogged Says:

    December 2nd, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Oh you are such a natural… and Congratulations!!! Here’s more such creamy Kormas to your life for doing such a good Karma with your cooking.

    Needless to say that I am extremely proud and showing off my friend:)

  12. Lisa H Says:

    December 2nd, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Oh, I love these types of dishes! Thank goodness I already subscribe…I don’t want to miss a recipe!!!

  13. ann Says:

    December 2nd, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Yes I can, yes I can, have subscribed.

  14. ann Says:

    December 2nd, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Congratulations!! Not sure if I can pick it up in Australia though, will have to investigate.
    I haven’t cooked anything bad from your cookbook so just go for it and cook your butt off.

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