How To Make Mock Chicken Curry Recipe? 7 Amazing Serving Ideas

The mock chicken curry recipe is a recipe to make a mock chicken curry from vegetable stock. No chicken and no cream are needed for this tasty dish!

This recipe can be made and served as part of an Indian meal or accompanying any main course.

This recipe originally comes from the BBC Good Food website but has been adapted by me to be suitable for Vegetarians.

How to make a Mock chicken curry recipe?

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 pkt Mock Chicken Strips
  • 4 medium-sized potatoes diced
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes diced
  • 1 pkt baby spinach fresh
  • 1 pkt coriander fresh
  • 1 medium-sized onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon ginger fresh
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • olive oil
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 tin coconut cream
  • Himalayan Pink Salt


1. Place a large pan on the hob and add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil.

2. When the oil is hot, add the onions and garlic to it. Fry until they are soft.

3. Add the ginger and turmeric and fry for another 1 minute before adding potatoes and sweet potatoes. Fry for approximately 10 minutes until they start to brown slightly.

4. Add in the coriander, curry powder, and coconut cream.

Mock Chicken Curry Recipe
Mock Chicken Curry Recipe

5. Add the Mock Chicken strips and simmer on low heat until all the vegetables are cooked approximately 20 minutes.

6. Serve hot with rice or flatbreads.

Note: The spices can be changed to suit your taste; you could even add a few chilies for a spicier version. Don’t forget to serve it with rice!

Nutrition Facts of Mock chicken curry recipe

Trans Fatty Acids0.0g
Total Fat10.3g
Saturated Fat6.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.5g

7 Amazing Serving Ideas Of Mock chicken curry recipe

1. Serve with dahl/lentils

2. Serve with rice or plain flatbreads

3. Serve with a side of naan bread

4. Sliced and fried into egg rolls, deep-fried into chicken bites (sweet potato)

5. Serve with fried rice and stir-fried veggies (sweet potato)

6. Serve with pasta and mixed sauce/gravy

7. Serve with mixed vegetable soup/broth (sweet potato)

How To Make More Delicious?

1. Add some frozen peas/carrots with the sweet potatoes.

2. Add some chickpeas or kidney beans with the Mock Chicken Strips.

3. Increase the curry powder to 2 tablespoons for a stronger flavor.

4. Substitute potato for cauliflower (gobi) or broccoli (gaucho).  

5. Change to use more spinach and less coriander. You can also use broccoli and cauliflower along with the spinach and Mock Chicken Strips to make it more nutritious.

Can I Freeze the Mock chicken curry recipe?

Yes, you can freeze the Mock chicken curry recipe. It is better to freeze it in layers separated by cling film so that they don’t stick together.

Just ensure when defrosting to leave the door of your freezer slightly open. The Mock Chicken strips and potatoes should not be frozen together as this will cause them to stick together.

Is It Good For Diabetics?

Yes, it is good for people with diabetes. It is a very healthy option for those with diabetes, and it is low in calories, sodium, and saturated fatty acids.

No Sugar Added?

There is no added sugar in this recipe. The only sweetener used is the sweet potato which also has lots of other benefits and is a source of carbohydrates.

It is a good idea to eat a little bit of something sweet now and then. Something as simple as eating fruit can be very beneficial for your health and well-being, especially if you have been eating many protein-based foods. 

Is It Good For Heart patients?

Yes, It is good for heart patients, especially if eaten with a meal and without too much spice. The ginger and turmeric help regulate your blood pressure and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. 

Should I use Mock chicken strips?

Yes, you should use Mock chicken strips. I used them because they are more budget-friendly than chicken but still taste nice. Chicken Breast tends to be expensive, especially if you buy in bulk, so I recommend using Mock chicken strips instead of chicken breast as this will save you money.

How To Store Mock chicken curry recipe?

The mock chicken curry recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. The potato and the Mock Chicken strips must be separated as they will cause each other to spoil prematurely.

How To Reheat Mock chicken curry recipe?

You can reheat Mock chicken curry by placing it in a pan over low heat, stirring it regularly until it’s warmed through thoroughly. Please do not put it in a microwave, making it soggy and rubbery.

Final Thoughts

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