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Balti Chicken Recipe.

Updated on July 1, 2015
Balti Chicken
Balti Chicken

Balti chicken is one of the main dish from Indian cusine. It gets its name balti chicken because it is served in a Balti ( small bucket). It is not only very tasty dish but it is easy to prepare and don’t take hours or extra ordinary skills to make.

The ingredients are easily available all over India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other near by countries and I have been told now even the big stores in USA and Europe have them and they are also easily available on Amazon and EBay. It is big hit with kids and adults alike here. I am sure it would be same outside too.

Serves: 6


1. Chicken: breasts or thighs. 900 grams/ 2 Oz

2. Ghee/ vegetable oil: 3 Tbsp

3. Kalongi seeds: ½ tsp

4. Tomatoes: 3

5. Onions Large: 2

6. Cardamom pods: 2

7. Cinnamon stick: 1

8. Black peppercorns : 6

9. Red Chili powder: 1 Tsp

10. Garam Masala: 1Tsp

11. Garlic paste: 1 Tsp

12. Ginger paste: 1 Tsp

13. Yogurt: 2 Tbsp

14. Cilantro / Coriander: 2 Tsp chopped

15. Extra Cilantro / Coriander to garnish

16. Green Chilies: 2 deseeded.

17. Lime Juice: 2 Tsp

18. Salt to taste.

19. Naan or Bread to Serve.


1. Take a heavy bottom skillet.

2. Heat ghee / vegetable oil.

3. Now slice the onion and cook over low heat for about 9 to 10 minutes.

4. Stir onions occasionally while they are cooked.

5. Cook till they are golden brown.

6. Now slice the tomatoes.

7. Add in the skillet with onions.

8. Now add to it Peppercorns, kalongi seeds, garam masala.

9. Cook it for about 30 seconds.

10. Now add cardamoms, cinnamon stick and red chili powder.

11. Stir it.

12. Now add Garlic paste, ginger paste and salt.

13. Now stirring constantly, cook for 5 minutes.

14. Now dice the chicken breasts or thighs.

15. Add to the mixture and cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly.

16. By now chicken should be well coated by the spice mixture in the skillet.

17. Now add 2 Tbsp of yogurt in it.

18. Cover it and let it simmer it for 10 to 12 minutes stirring occasionally.

19. Now add 2 Tsp of chopped cilantro and lime juice.

20. Chop the green chilies and add to this.

21. Transfer to a balti or warm serving dish.

22. Garnish it by sprinkling it with cilantro.

23. Serve with naan or roti or bread.


1. Make sure the skillet is heavy bottom or the masalas would stick to the pan.

2. The chicken pieces should not be very small or large.

3. If you are not comfortable with the amount of Green chilies you can put less or none.

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