Chicken Balti
Chicken Balti
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 4
This vibrant dish packs a punch with its rich blend of spices and tangy flavors. Perfect for fans of bold and flavorful cuisine, this recipe offers a delicious twist on traditional chicken dishes.

Nutrition: per serving



  • 500 g Chicken Thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Onions finely chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1- inch piece Ginger grated
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 400 g Tomatoes canned and chopped
  • 100 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 handful Coriander fresh
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the minced garlic, grated ginger, and chopped green chillies, and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken pieces to the pan and cook until they are browned on all sides.
  • Sprinkle the ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, paprika, and garam masala over the chicken, and stir well to coat.
  • Pour in the chopped tomatoes, water, and tomato puree, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pan.
  • Allow the balti to cook gently for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  • Once cooked, remove from the heat and stir in the chopped fresh coriander.
  • Serve the chicken balti hot with basmati rice or naan bread.

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