Balti (made from scratch)
The traditional way to eat Balti is by scooping it up with pieces of a sweetish Naan bread

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Balti (made from scratch)

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Ingredients

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3 tbsp Oil (Vegetable)
1/2 Onion (brown/white) cut into chunks
1/2 Onion (brown/white) finely grated
1/4 Pepper (Green)
1/4 Pepper (Red)
1/2 Tomato (Slices)
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Fenugreek Leaves (Kasoori Methi)
1/2 tsp Ginger (Grated) fresh or paste
1/2 tsp Garlic (Paste) fresh or paste
3/4 tsp Turmeric (Powder)
1 tsp Mix Powder / Curry Powder or mix powder
3/4 tsp Coriander (Powder)
1/2 tsp Cumin (Powder)
1/4 tsp Garam Masala (Powder)
31/2 tbsp Tomato (Paste)
1 tsp Chilli (Powder - Hot) 1/4 tsp heat:1/5, 1/2 tsp heat:2/5, 1 tsp heat:3/5
3 Chilli (Green) OPTIONAL (split sideways)
1/4 tsp Sugar
6 pieces Meat, Vegetables, Paneer or Tofu
3 tbsp Balti Paste (Pataks)
250ml Water

quick fact: The name may have come from the metal dish in which the curry is cooked rather than from any specific ingredient or cooking technique

Features:
  • Base Gravy
  • Heat 3/5
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Ingredients

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Balti sauce is based on garlic and onions, with turmeric and garam masala, among other spices. A medium hot and slightly sour dish

If you have Base Gravy already made save time and use our identical Balti (made with base gravy) version.

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Steps

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Heat up the oil in a pan on medium heat and add the grated onions frying until almost soft

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Turn the heat up to full and add onions, peppers and tomatoes stirring occasionally and cook al dente (slightly hard)

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when ready add the salt, fenugreek leaves, garlic and ginger and stir in well

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Add the turmeric, curry powder, coriander, cumin, garam masala and mix well, it will form a fairly thick paste when it mixes with the oil, if it's too thick add a dash of water.

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When the above ingredients are all mixed in add the tomato paste, sugar,chilli powder and chillies and stir in

6
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Add the meat, balti paste and water and cook until oil separates, about 5-10 mins. time to serve and enjoy.

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