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Chili Chicken In Balti

Updated on July 2, 2015

Chili Chicken In Balti

Chili Chicken In Balti
Chili Chicken In Balti

I am really surprised when I researched Balti in food on the net and it said Balti is a British style one pot curry and originated in Birmingham. Because we Indians know bulti means bucket and nearly all the Balti food served in England is Indian. Usually Balti recipes are rich and have tomato and curd curries. They also have lots of Indian spices and definitely has enough green chilies, red chilies and paprika to not only fill your house with rich aroma of the curry you are making but also would tingle your taste buds. So if you do not like spices or chilies then only thing you can do is reduce the amount of spices and chilies you put in. This way you would be giving up on little bit of aroma and taste but it would still be worth.


For grinding:

  1. Tomatoes: 2 each divided in to 4 pieces.
  2. Fresh Ginger root: 1 inch
  3. Garlic cloves: 6.
  4. Yogurt / curd: 1 Tsp. make sure it is thick.
  5. Garam Masala: 1 ½ Tsp.
  6. Red Chili powder: 1 Tsp.
  7. Coriander Powder: 1 ½ Tsp.
  8. Salt: As per taste.

For Tempering:

  1. Mustard Seeds: ¼ Tsp.
  2. Bay leaf: 1
  3. Oil (vegetable, mustard or sunflower): 5 Tsp.

For Curry:

  1. Onion: 1 big preferably red.
  2. Green chilies: 5
  3. Baby Chicken : 1
  4. Lemon Juice: 1 Tbsp.
  5. Coriander / Cilantro: Little bit, chopped for garnishing.


  1. Take the onion and finely chop it and keep it aside.
  2. Now vertically split the green chilies and keep aside.
  3. Grinding:

a) Mix well all the grinding ingredients and a bowl.

b) Now transfer these in to food processor and add little water.

c) Grind them in to a paste and keep aside.

  1. Take a heavy bottom vessel and heat oil in it.
  2. Add mustard seeds and let them pop.
  3. Add chopped onion and green chilies.
  4. Cook over medium heat till the onions are brown in colour. Usually take 5 to 6 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Now add the puree which we made in food processor.
  6. Turn the heat to high and keep cooking till the mixture come to boil. Stir every half minute.
  7. Cook till excess liquid from this mixture evaporates.
  8. The mixture would now release excess oil.
  9. Add chicken and mix well with the mixture.
  10. Cook on high heat for few minutes.
  11. Add water. The level of water should cover about half the chicken.
  12. Bring it to boil and keep cooking for another 5 to 7 minutes.
  13. Stir every 30 seconds and cook till curry has thick consistency.
  14. Now check if chicken is cooked. Cut it in center and if it is not pink and knife goes in easily then it is cooked, otherwise cook for few more minutes.
  15. Adjust seasoning to the taste and add lemon juice if you feel like it.
  16. Garnish with Chopped coriander leaves.
  17. Serve hot with Rice or Indian bread ( Roti)


  1. You must brown the onions and then reduce the puree in medium heat.
  2. Heat is only to be increased when you add water and chicken.
  3. If you feel it is too spicy for your taste buds, then reduce the number of green chilies and replace red chili with paprika.
  4. You can dilute the curry if you wish to eat with rice.

Chili Chicken In Balti

4.9 stars from 8 ratings of Chili Chicken In Balti


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    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      7 years ago from New Delhi India

      Au fait this is chinese dish and is best enjoyed with fried rice. This one is usually not served in formal dinners outside Chinese origin people parties. Thanks for the votes.

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      C E Clark 

      7 years ago from North Texas

      With so many parties going on this may be just the something different and special some people are looking for to serve that will make their party different and a great success. What would you recommend to serve with this dish either at a party or a sit down dinner?

      Gave you 5 stars, voted up, useful, interesting, and will share!

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      7 years ago from America

      Love chicken this sounds like a good recipe. Voted up.

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Weightloss guru

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Rajan and do tell me how it turned out.

    • weightlossguru profile image


      8 years ago

      This makes me hungry.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Interesting and will be trying it.

      voted up and shared.

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Suzanne

    • justmesuzanne profile image


      8 years ago from Texas

      Sounds very, very tasty! Voted up and useful! :)

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Ishwaryaa for the comment and pinning it.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      An engaging recipe with clear instructions and drool-worthy photo! Pinned your recipe for near-future reference. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks MG

    • MG Singh profile image

      MG Singh 

      8 years ago from UAE

      Great post. Thank you

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Peggy

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Gave this a 5 star rating. This chicken dish really sounds terrific. Wish you were my neighbor! You could cook for us one night and we could have you over for another meal the next night. Would be fun! least we can share recipes on the web. Up, useful and sharing.

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Chris

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      Chris Achilleos 

      8 years ago

      Hi Chef! This is another great recipe of yours which looks absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Voted up, awesome and useful!

      Take care


    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Mhatter

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      Martin Kloess 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this great recipe.

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Vacation Trip and Gags 3480

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      8 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Nice tempting recipe. I will try this out. Voted up & shared.

    • Vacation Trip profile image


      8 years ago from India

      This looks so delicious. Another great recipe of yours. will bookmark it. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.


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