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Chicken Balti Bhuna

the Sauce:

  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 2″ Piece fresh unpeeled Ginger chopped
  • ½tsp salt
  • Water

Fry the Onion,Garlic,Ginger & Salt until the onions soften, then add enough water to just cover the contents of the pan. bring to a boil & simmer gently for 20-30 mins until the water has evaporated, then transfer to a blender and whizz to a puree. Put to one side.

Step 2:

  • 1 Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1tsp tumeric
  • 1tsp paprika
  • ½tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1tbsp tomato puree
  • ½tbsp tomato ketchup
  • ½tsp sugar
  • ½tbsp lemon juice

Bring the contents to a boil & simmer gently for 10 mins, then whizz in a blender until smooth (add some water if it looks to dry). Mix the whizzed onion,garlic & ginger puree together with the tomato mixture & simmer for 15 minutes until all flavours have combined. (again..add more water if req)

now for the curry…

  • 1tbsp Oil
  • 2 Chicken breast (cubed)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 green pepper (de-seeded & sliced)
  • 2 Medium Chili peppers (de-seeded & sliced)
  • 1tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 1tsp garam masala
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • ½tsp chili powder
  • 1tbsp Onion paste

Fry the onion & cumin seed until the onion softens, add the cubed chicken breast & brown on all sides. add the peppers,chilies & the ground spices. Mix and cook for 5 mins, stirring regular. Now add your tomato sauce & simmer for at least 20 mins. Add the Onion paste, garnish with fresh coriander and serve with your favourite rice or Naan bread. Enjoy!

Tip: Remember you dont have to use chicken, any meat will do.

Serves 4
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