Ruby chard korma

Ruby Chard Korma Currabinny Easy Food

Serves 46

3 onions

3 garlic cloves

A thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger

700g chestnut mushrooms

A large knob of butter

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Seeds from 10 cardamom pods, crushed

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground turmeric

A few pinches of round cinnamon

A few pinches of chilli powder

3 bay leaves

200ml water

350g ruby chard

200g natural yoghurt

150g crème fraîche

To serve:

Toasted flaked almonds

Pomegranate seeds

Basmati rice

  1. Peel the onions, garlic and ginger. Slice the onions and mushrooms, grate the ginger and crush the garlic with some salt. Melt the butter in a large pan and add the onions, garlic and ginger with some salt and pepper.
  2. When the onions have softened a bit, add the cardamom, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, chilli powder and bay leaves.
  3. Now add the sliced mushrooms to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring regularly. Pour in the water, stir, and simmer for 15 minutes, then check the seasoning. Meanwhile, remove the stalks from the chard and add the leaves in batches to the pot until it is all wilted.
  4. Turn the heat to low and gently stir in the yoghurt and crème fraîche. Serve with rice and top with the almonds and pomegranate seeds.


Don’t throw away the stalks! You can use them to make stock (they’ll keep in the freezer), but they are also really nice chopped roughly, sautéed with butter and served as a side dish with a main course.

This recipe is courtesy of Currabinny Foods. For more inspiration from the Currabinny cookbook, try these two other recipes:

Check out our interview with James Kavanagh and William Murray. You can buy their cookbook here.

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