5/5 from 11 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


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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25 minutes

1 hour 30 minutes



4 with sides


Medium Effort

Main Ingredient



Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste


Meal Taste



Popular Style




  • 500g diced lamb
  • 1 large red onion - roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic -roughly chopped
  • Fresh ginger - roughly 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 (11):


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!


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!


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!


Delicious curry and cauliflower!

Fantastic- looks like a brilliant Balti!


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!


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!


Saturday night - curry night.

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


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!


Lovely spice

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


The Balti is a firm favourite. Often we go chicken but we went lamb tonight and loved it!

You can't beat a classic Balti! Nice job switching it up from your usual and trying lamb this time - great to hear how much you enjoyed it!


This really is a superb recipe. Deeply spiced with the Methi and Haldi blends and picante with Mirchi and added green chillies. My wife’s favourite of all the Curry Legend recipes I have cooked. Thanks for making me look like a Curry Legend ;)

You ARE a Curry Legend, Jim (we just provide the tools)! Great to hear that this classic cury recipe has stood out as a particular favourite for you both! Happy spicing!

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