By Noo on January 09, 2008
Photo by Stardustannie
Photo by Stardustannie
"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!!"
Serving Size: 1 (122 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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."
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..."
"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!"
"This is terrific. The flavors blend in such a nice way to create a delicious tasty sauce. I made this with only two chicken breasts and threw in some stirfry vegetables. I actually think you could easily double the sauce part of the recipe - I reckon that's the best part, and the recipe makes just enough to coat the ingredients with a little bit left over (I tend to like having a lot extra to really get that flavor). I added about 4 tablespoons more coriander as I felt it could use a bit more, and I feel coriander is one of those things that's hard to overdo. Overall, great recipe. I will definitely be adding this to my list of curries to make again. Thanks!"
"This is so awesome! New to Indian cooking this was easy to prepare and the result was just what I was hoping for!"
"awesomeness!!!!!! definitely not a balti, but who cares... the recipe is so easy to follow and the end result is an amazing spicy sweet curry blend. Personally I add the chillies in sooner, also chuck in any veg i can find, be it pepper, onion or potato. Single handedly the best home-made curry of all time. 5 stars."
"This is the first time I a have tried this style of chicken and we found it very enjoyable. Th only changes I made were to use parsley instead of coriander (which I do regularly as we we don't really like the taste of coriander) and as my chilli bushes had died of I used a teaspoon of minced chilli paste but I thinkI put in too much water in step 3 (about 1/2 cup - would reduce that to about a 1/4 or less) as the result was the sauce was a little watery but was still packed with flavour. Would personally prefer to use chicken thigh but the DH prefers breast meat but I found it a little dry but we all had a bead of sweat of our brown without having our mouth burning, a definate plus. I served with steamed rice and vegatables and naan bread, an enjoyable meal thank you Noo, made for 123 Hits tag game."
"This is great! We will make again! After reading the other reviews, we doubled the sauce. Mainly because we had a very large package of chicken breasts. Great flavor! Not too spicy. We put in a whole can of diced tomatoes with green chiles (Ro-Tel) and used a whole container of Greek yogurt (6 oz). We added water when we added the chicken but it ended up too watery so we had to add cornstarch to thicken everything up at the end. We served with basmati rice and will enjoy the leftovers this week!"
"Really delicious! I served this with jasmine rice and naan. I did increase the garlic a little, and didn't have any green chiles, so I used jalapenos instead...just less of them! I like it hot, so this worked fine for me! I only used 2 chicken breasts, but used all the sauce. The ratio seemed to be good, so maybe my chicken breasts were large. Thanks for posting a delicious recipe! Made for Zaar Stars Tag."
"Tasty "2-Alarm" Balti, used 2 jalapenos. Next time I would reduce the oil by at least a tablespoon and wouldn't add any water. I loved how easy this was. I agree with Sweet Baboo that I would rather have coconut milk instead of cream. This was at my upper tolerance level for heat, very nice. Made for I Recommend tag game based on rpgaymer's recommendation."
"Both hubby and I enjoyed this dish. He liked it so much he had leftovers for breakfast. I used ground chile rather than chili powder. The prep was very easy too. The chicken breasts that I had were extra large, so I just used 3 breast halves. The amount of sauce was just right."
"This was completely delicious. My partner gave it a 5 star rating (which is more like an 8 since he's usually so picky about giving ratings. Will certainly be making this again soon."
"The name for your recipe is very accurate- it really is the "best ever." I could not get enough of this sauce. It was sweet, but also devilishly spicy. I added quite a bit of water while this was cooking, and am glad I did because it meant there was more sauce to sop up. Perfection- thanks for sharing. [Made & Reviewed for PRMR]"
"I did not know what balti was, except that it is an English invention (Birmingham, I think).<br/>This was ok<br/>When once the chilli kicked in, it was just hot. You couldn't really taste anything else.<br/>I think I will stick to my genuine Indian recipes."
"My chutney may have been a little sweet, this was a tiny bit sweet for me but DH really loved it, we both enjoyed a curry a little different from the norm!!! I made this as per recipe, but can see it is a versatile and forgiving recipe, I highly recommend it, thank you Noo! Made for I Recommend tag game"
"Best curry outside of a restaurant ! One thing though I added onion and red pepper in mine and if you don't like it hot cut down on the chilli powder and I did add a bit more yogurt, chutney and cream to give a bit more sauce , but brill recipe and easy to do thanks."
"Very tasty and very easy. Per other reviews, i doubled the sauce which I made earlier in the day to let the flavors develope. I kept it chilled until ready to use. I did have some difficulty incorporating the oil ( glad I didn't double that) into the tomato mixture. In fact, I scooped as much oil as I could out of the pan. The next time I make this, I won't use any oil at all. Made the rest according to the recipe and we really enjoyed it. Next time, maybe I'll try it with shrimp. Thanks for the recipe.!"
"Amazingly delicious!! We served it with naan. Everyone was making the "yummy noise" and practically licked their plate. (ok I actually did lick my plate:) It was easy and fast. I plan on making lots of batches of it and freeze it!"
"Delicious dish! Loved the ingredients -- only used 1/2 tsp. of the red chile powder and it had just the right amount of bite. I doubled the ingredients so we would have plenty of sauce. Served this with recipe#450832 and some Naan bread. Made for Fall PAC, October, 2011."