Balti Curry Chicken


 Balti curry chicken


  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 flat tbsp Garlic Puree or 6 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 teaspoon Chilli puree or 1-2 chopped fresh chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Garam Masala Can use other curry powder blends
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Tumeric
  • 1 tin chopped/crushed Tomatoes
  • ½ tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • ½ Lime juice
  • 350 ml/1 ½ cup Water
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil or Ghee
  • Handful Fresh chopped coriander 
Tandoori Chicken Onions & Peppers for the Balti Curry Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil or Ghee
  • 3 large Chicken Breasts cut into bitesize pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Tandoori Curry Powder 
  • 1 Onion grossly chopped
  • 1 Green Pepper cut chunky
  • 1 Red Pepper cut chunky



The sauce

  1. In a Balti Dish or pot over low-medium heat add oil and onions and sweat gently for 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, chilli and tomato paste, stir with the onions for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in garam masala, turmeric and paprika.
  4. Add tomatoes, lime juice, sugar and salt.
  5. Pour in water, and stir while bringing it to a boil.
  6. Let the sauce simmer thicken while cooking the chicken, strirring occasionally.

Chicken with Peppers and Onions

  1. In a Wok or Balti Dish on medium heat, add cooking oil, chicken, onions, and peppers.
  2. Stir in Tandoori, and cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Check the chicken is cooked by cutting into a chicken piece.
  4. Pour the sauce in with the chicken, peppers, and onion. Stir and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in a small handful of chopped coriander.
  6. Garnish the curry with a sprinkle of fresh coriander.
  7. Serve with rice or other Indian side dishes such as naan bread, samosas, and onion bhajis.


garlic paste in a mortar

curry in an enameled cast iron balti dish

enameled cast iron balti dish on the stove

cast iron balti dish with chicken, onion and peppers

chicken, pepper and onion in a cast iron balti dish

cast iron balti dish on the stove cooking balti curry chicken

balti curry chicken in a cast iron balti dish

balti chicken curry in a cast iron balti dish topped by coriander

balti curry chicken in a cast iron balti dish and a dutch oven with rice

Balti curry chicken served with rice


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