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Balti

5/5 from 9 Customers

There are two ideas about the name ‘balti’: one is that it originates from Baltistan in Pakistan, and another that it’s an English translation of the Urdu word for ‘bucket’!

25 minutes

1 hour 30 minutes

4/5

Also works a treat with: Diced chicken - just cook for 20 minutes and don’t cover the pan, Mixed peppers for a veg version

Book: How to be a Curry Legend (p46)

Goes great with: Bombay Potatoes (p123), Paratha (p164) and Carrot Pickle (p192)

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There are two ideas about the name ‘balti’: one is that it originates from Baltistan in Pakistan, and another that it’s an English translation of the Urdu word for ‘bucket’ referring to the dish it’s cooked in - whichever is true, it’s now become something of a British classic!

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Recipe

25 minutes

1 hour 30 minutes

4/5

Serves

4 with sides

Effort

Medium Effort

Main Ingredient

Lamb

Dietary

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste

Hot

Meal Taste

Rich

Origin

Popular Style

Indian

Country

India

  • 500g diced lamb
  • 1 large red onion - roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
  • Fresh ginger - finely chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • 10g bunch of coriander - finely chopped
  • 1-2 green chillies - thinly sliced (seeds removed if you’d prefer less heat)
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree

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Product Rating (9):

5/5

So good that people would not even wait while I grabbed my phone for a picture - also had Jalfrezi kit (also 5/5/amazing) - time renew that subscription!

Always a great sign of a delicious meal, glad everyone enjoyed this!

5/5

Served with a side of tomato pachadi and wild rice!

Looks like a brilliant Balti and a perfect Pachadi for a cooling element of the meal- a winning combination!

5/5

Really happy with our first box but held back on some of the spices (used 1/2 to 3/4 of each sachet) to make this a family friendly feast. Cauliflower dish will become a regular I’m sure.

Glad you enjoyed this- looks like a delicious feast for the family! Pretty pattern on the tablecloth too!

5/5

Delicious curry and cauliflower!

Fantastic- looks like a brilliant Balti!

5/5

Our first box and WOW what a recipe! Super easy to follow, all aspects of the dish were amazing, the cauliflower 90 was bangin & the Balti itself was rich & spicy with a thick sauce & full of flavour.

Hats off to the chef! That is some feast to create for your first Spicery box- we look forward to seeing your next creations!

5/5

Amazing ! Really easy to make and the cauliflower 90 was stunning! The Balti itself was not too spicy yet so flavourful. Love the salad and the Raita ♥️ Will make again!

WOW what a beautiful Balti! Everything looks delicious and we love the blue crockery- so pretty!

5/5

Saturday night - curry night.

Saturday night has got to be curry night! We hope you enjoyed your Balti!

5/5

First meal cooked following the recipe from the book, fabulous meal, tasted as if we were in a top notch Indian restaurant. Cooked the lamb slightly longer than the hour stated on the recipe to ensure the lamb was softer.

This looks great, Shaun - definitely restaurant-quality! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed it. Happy spicing!

5/5

Lovely spice

Great job, Hana - we're really pleased you enjoyed it. Happy spicing!

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