Chicken Balti May 04, 2010 12:40

Chicken Balti RecipeIf you are into your Indian food you will love this dish, it's delicious! Ingredients - Serves 4 2 ½ tbsp oil 2 medium onions , chopped 2 medium tomatoes , sliced into quarters or roughly chopped 4 fresh green chilies , finely chopped 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped 1 cinnamon stick 2 cardamoms 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp chili powder ½ tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp garam massala powder 400 g boneless chicken , skinned and cut into 8 pieces 2 tsp tomato puree salt, to taste 2 tbsp plain yoghurt 2 tsp lemon juice fresh coriander , to garnish 1 wok or pan with lid, 1 metal or wooden spoon for stirring Method
  • Heat the oil in a wok and fry the onion slices for approx. 4 minutes or until golden brown. Add ginger and garlic pastes. Sauté briefly.
  • Add the cinnamon stick, cardamoms, black pepper, cumin seeds, chili powder and garam massala and sauté for about 4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken pieces and fry for about 5 minutes until the chicken is well coated and blended into the meat.
  • Add the tomatoes and the tomato puree and green chilies, and salt to taste. Reduce the heat and add the yoghurt stirring quickly to avoid curdling. Cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer for about 15 minutes (stir once mid-way) or until the chicken is tender and the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.