Best Ever Chicken Balti

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is such an easy recipe, but so tasty. I used to put it on the menu of the gastro pub where I worked-people used to phone us to see if it was on and reserve portions! Even my Pops loves this and he is impossibly critical!Hope you enjoy!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend together the tomato puree, yoghurt, garam masala, chili powder, garlic, mango chutney, salt and sugar.
  2. Heat oil and add tomato mixture-cook for approx 2 minutes-stirring occasionally.
  3. Add chopped chicken and a little cold water,and continue to cook until chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add chilies, coriander and cream, stir in well and cook for a few minutes more. If the sauce is a little thick just add water to achieve your preferred consistency.
  5. Serve with boiled rice and/or naan bread.
  6. N.B-This freezes well-sometimes I just make the sauce up and freeze little tubs of it.


Most Helpful

This is a very tasty dish! I went to an Indian grocery store to buy chili powder but I was fearful that it would be too hot for us, so I used a total of 1 teaspoon for a triple batch of sauce, and it was just the right amount of heat. I made the sauce ahead of time, and then added 12 skinless chicken thighs and baked at 300 F. until they were tender. I did not add any water when I added the chicken. The sauce was fairly thick at that point, but the juices from the chicken while baking gave the perfect consistency to the finished sauce. I'm thinking that next time I might add coconut milk instead of cream to finish the sauce, just because I like it so much.

Sweet Baboo May 18, 2010


My wife is Chinese, so I'm well rounded with various foods, and this was a fantastically simple recipe with a FANTASTIC result!

I actually used twice the powders suggested, 1/2 the amount of chicken, and began by frying the chicken with the powders to begin with to ensure taste sunk into the chicken

but yea, brilliant...

darkedge3 April 18, 2012

I have made Indian meals before but this was better than any of them! It was the perfect mixture of sweet & spicy. I recommend doubling the sauce especially if you are making 4 or more chicken breasts. This allows you to have extra sauce to mix with the rice or dip the bread in. Will make again!

Pyneapple July 01, 2010

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